A New Alliance Rising

*Iran has been upgraded to permanent member status in the Eurasian alliance, of which Turkey is also a partner. Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/09/iran-joins-china-russia-shanghai-cooperation-organization#ixzz7M1er9fKX *Turkey lies at the geographic center of the conflict as calls from Kyiv grow for Ankara to close the straits to the Black Sea to Russia‚Äôs navy. Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/02/live-updates-how-russias-assault-ukraine-affects-mideast#ixzz7M1e9swlB *A new alliance is forming … Continue reading A New Alliance Rising