Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s goal of unchallenged power is firmly rooted after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s resignation. The novelty is that it is happening with Germany’s acquiescence.
There is an island shared by Russia and China that has become a miniature symbol of the vast Asian regions divided between the two geopolitical giants.
The sudden change of power in Turkey will pose a significant impact on the country’s relations with Europe—and the fate of the refugee deal.
Armenia and Azerbaijan are two or three steps away from a Bosnia-style conflict that could be deleterious for the wider region. What can be done to stop that from happening?
On an issue that should evoke broad support from Washington to Warsaw, the transatlantic partners have utterly failed to come up with a joint strategy.
If mainstream politicians do not start taking greater risks, less savory figures will take their place.
The proxy war in Syria, the escalation of the Kurdish question, and the Islamic State’s terrorist activities are making Turkey more vulnerable to internal and external pressures.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict requires more than just shuttle diplomacy. A resolution requires a complex multination peacekeeping operation.
The unresolved conflict between Armenians and Azerbaijanis has again shown itself to be a tinderbox that can ignite to disastrous effect. The world cannot continue to ignore it.
Ankara aims to exact additional commitments from Europe in the refugee deal. Above all, the Turkish government wants visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens.
Europe’s decision about whether to grant China market economy status is a major inflection point in China-EU relations.
Despite encouraging results in recent elections, the road to change in Iran is still long. Europe has only very limited influence on events there.
The UN sustainable development goal of peace, justice, and strong institutions is an important step forward for global development, but its meaning is inevitably imprecise.
From the 1820s onward, about 7 million Germans emigrated to the United States. Their distinctive experience speaks to today’s debates about immigration.
The recent deal sealed with Russia over Transnistria is an example of the EU at its best, operating as a technocratic normative actor and letting trade lead geopolitics.
The United States needs to take bold action to rethink NATO’s nuclear deterrent in order to reduce dangers and strengthen the alliance.
The fate of Turkish-Russian nuclear cooperation is unclear as the political relationship between the two countries may be entering a long-term downward spiral.
Social conservatives are on the march across the world—but there’s no reason they can’t play by democratic rules.
Turkey’s leadership seems to be at the top of its game. But is this picture-perfect politics?
The defense of a way of life, deeply rooted fundamental liberties, and the cohesion of entire societies is becoming a just cause for Europe to go to war.