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No calm waters in the Middle East

SELİN NASİ writes:

While we’ve been desperately trying to keep up with the breaking news as it rolls in almost every hour, we woke up on June 21 to see that Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz had deposed his nephew, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, in favor of his son Mohammed bin Salman

Comment(s) 6/22/2017

What the elections in Europe are telling us

SELİN NASİ writes:

With Britain’s decision to leave the European Union – Brexit – on one side, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s defiance of transatlantic ties on the other side, have Europeans finally awakened to the urgency that they need to take matters into their own hands, face the root of their problems, devise strategic solutions and eventually give new shape to their union?

Comment(s) 6/17/2017

The footsteps of a war in the Middle East?

SELİN NASİ writes:

In a dramatic move this week, eight countries under the leadership of Saudi Arabia cut their diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar.

Comment(s) 6/9/2017

Europe’s fate

SELİN NASİ writes:

At a political rally in Munich on May 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the days when Europe could completely count on others were over, in the wake of last week’s bruising NATO and G-7 meetings. Instead, she said, the time has come for Europe to take its fate into its own hands.

Comment(s) 6/1/2017

Building peace and partnership through joint investments

SELİN NASİ writes:

The last couple of weeks have been quite busy for those closely following the Turkish-Israeli normalization process. The two countries seem to agree on shifting the gears in terms of economic cooperation and cultural exchange to lay a stronger foundation for bilateral ties

Comment(s) 5/26/2017

What to expect from Erdoğan-Trump meeting?

SELİN NASİ writes:

Leaders’ meetings at the White House are often attributed great importance by Turkey’s media. Reporters meticulously search for hints to interpret the strength of the partnership between the two allies, from how many minutes the meeting lasts to the body language of the participants.

Comment(s) 5/12/2017

Turkish-Israeli pipeline deal on the way?

SELİN NASİ writes:

“We could have Israeli gas in Turkey in the next three to four years,” said Shaul Meridor, the Israeli Energy Ministry’s director general, at the eighth annual Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit.

Comment(s) 4/29/2017

The referendum is over; now what about the tension?

SELİN NASİ writes:

The April 16 referendum deciding on Turkey’s future resulted in a victory for the “yes” front, with 51.4 percent of the electorate authorizing the government to implement a “Turkish-style” presidential system in the country versus 48.6 percent against it

Comment(s) 4/20/2017

All the president’s men: Tracing Trump’s policy shifts

SELİN NASİ writes:

U.S. President Donald Trump made a number of stunning foreign policy reversals last week regarding ties with Russia, China and NATO.

Comment(s) 4/15/2017

Turkey’s foreign policy based on real estate value

SELİN NASİ writes:

Ankara has historically tended to side with the United States whenever relations with the European Union have deteriorated.

Comment(s) 4/6/2017

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