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Tug-of-war in the South China Sea

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The tumult in the Middle East and North Africa following the outbreak of the Arab Spring in late 2010 and subsequent rise of radicalism created insecurity not only for the region, but also for the whole world with its spillover effects

Comment(s) 7/28/2016

Lessons from the Chilcot Report

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003 lit the fuse of long-term conflict and chaos not just in Iraq, but also throughout the Middle East

Comment(s) 7/21/2016

Restoring NATO’s deterrence

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The heads of state and government of the 28 NATO member countries gathered in Warsaw on July 8-9, along with Montenegro, whose membership is going to be ratified soon, and 26 partner countries and representatives from several international organizations

Comment(s) 7/14/2016

Tough decisions ahead for Britain

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The European Union has been one of the more successful initiatives in history in advancing peace, democracy and human rights, in addition to the economic and political transformation of not only the European continent but also its neighborhood

Comment(s) 6/30/2016

Progress in fighting against ISIL

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The most recent offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria has paved the way to retaking several sites held by ISIL for a long time

Comment(s) 6/23/2016

Illiberal challenge to European democracy

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Amid the migration crisis, discussions on the Brexit from the EU and widening economic problems, right-wing populist parties are rising across the European continent

Comment(s) 6/9/2016

The public’s view of Turkish foreign policy

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Public opinion is an important input for decision-makers and politicians to measure their successes - or rather the public perception of their successes - regarding specific policies and general trends

Comment(s) 6/2/2016

Towards NATO’s Warsaw summit

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The official activation of NATO’s first land-based ballistic missile defense system in Deveselu, a former air base in southern Romania, on May 12, has added another layer to the already strained relationship between Russia and the West

Comment(s) 5/19/2016

Quo Vadis Saudi Arabia

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The replacement of long-serving ministries and restructuring of several influential governmental institutions in Saudi Arabia, with a series of royal decrees announced on May 7, has led to an international debate on a possible shift in the country’s domestic and foreign policies

Comment(s) 5/12/2016

The EU’s refugee saga and reenergizing relations with Turkey

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Following the heavy hit it sustained after the global financial crisis in 2008, the EU has been challenged with the mass refugee flow since early 2015 which triggered a widespread debate over political stability, security, protection of its external borders and internal cohesion

Comment(s) 5/5/2016

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