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Back to basics in Turkish foreign policy

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Situated in the middle of a crisis-prone neighborhood, Turkey can hardly ignore developments around itself for long. But that is exactly what has happened, as it has been focused on domestic politics since 2014 with a seemingly constant election cycle

Comment(s) 4/27/2017

Trump responds to Syrian chemical attack

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, there has been conclusive evidence that chemical weapons have been used against civilians at different times and locations.

Comment(s) 4/13/2017

Whither Turkish-American relations

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Turkey-U.S. relations have passed through many phases since the end of the Second World War, with many ups and downs. Every period has its own label and legal framework attached to it.

Comment(s) 4/6/2017

Power struggle in the Black Sea

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Since the Russian annexation of Crimean Peninsula in March 2014, the Black Sea has become one of the areas of confrontation between Russia and the West

Comment(s) 3/30/2017

Transatlantic ties

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The first meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, originally scheduled for March 14 but postponed to March 17 due to heavy storms, will be an occasion for pundits to compare their characters, policy choices and weight in world politics.

Comment(s) 3/16/2017

The future of Europe and the EU

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Amid rising populism, xenophobia, and anti-establishment moods globally, several European countries including the Netherlands, France, Germany, and possibly Italy are preparing for an election cycle that may have significant impact on the future of the EU and indeed Europe. The combination of Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S., Britain’s Brexit vote, and successes of anti-establishment parties in Europe has raised concerns and the stake.

Comment(s) 3/9/2017

The logjam in Syria and Iraq

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

A few days ago, the Iraqi army launched its second offensive in the last six months to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that has controlled the city and its surroundings for almost three years.

Comment(s) 2/23/2017

What’s happening in Ukraine?

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

It has been more than three years since Ukrainians gathered at Maidan Square in Kyiv on the night of Nov. 21, 2013, to demand closer integration with Europe and the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych

Comment(s) 2/16/2017

Quo Vadis Europe?

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The rise of populist leaders around the world continues to astound many, though it is obvious by now that this will be the defining feature of early 21st century politics.

Comment(s) 2/9/2017

Trump presidency testing the world

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

It has been only two weeks since the inauguration of Donald Trump as the president of the United States, but he has managed to create division and distrust not only among Americans, but also across the world.

Comment(s) 2/2/2017

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