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Nikola Mikovic: The US-China-Russia-Turkey Tango from the Balkans to the Caucasus

Posted on Jun 23, 2021 by in Podcast |

Geopolitical analyst Nikola Mikovic covers a broad swath of geopolitical competition between the US, China, Russia, and Turkey from the EU and Balkans to MENA and the Caucasus. We cover the aftermath of the Nagorno-Karabakh War, recent elections in Armenia, Turkey’s expanding influence, and how Ankara will continue to spar with Russia despite being frenemies. Nikola discusses great power politics in Syria and Libya as well as China’s move into the Balkans. He gives his thoughts on the aftermath of the Biden-Putin Summit and why he thinks Russia has become a defeated country and a junior partner who continues having to make concessions and suffer humiliation on a daily basis. He also remarks on Donbass, Ukraine, and Belarus.

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Show Notes

US and Russia: new rules for a new Cold War

Pashinyan’s victory in the shadow of Armenia’s war defeat

Why is NATO member Turkey eyeing partnership with Russia?

Putin and Biden: Strategic stability or a new Cold War?–11ax6mpKtyM/index.html

Could Putin woo Turkey from Biden and NATO?

China in the Balkans: More than Infrastructure Projects



Muck Rack

KJ Reports

About Nikola Mikovic

Nikola Mikovic is a freelance journalist in Serbia, covering Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and political developments in the Balkans and is a contributor to:,,,, among others.

*Podcast intro music is from the song “The Queens Jig” by “Musicke & Mirth” from their album “Music for Two Lyra Viols”: (available on iTunes or Amazon)