Turkey’s EU accession is not a realistic goal for the foreseeable future. Brussels should use this opportunity to redefine its relationship with Ankara according to mutual interests.
If the age of populism is well and truly upon us, it becomes more vital than ever to understand and conceptualize this phenomenon accurately.
Given his outspoken statements on NATO, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has handed a silver platter to Russia’s Vladimir Putin and to populists throughout Europe.
The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has been met with high spirits in Turkey’s capital. What issues will dominate Washington-Ankara relations over the next four years?
From peaceful political and social grassroots movements to violent extremists, nonstate actors can put pressure on flawed states by demanding accountability, justice, revolutionary change, or power.
The next one hundred years of history will be written mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, and the United States wants to play a central role in that drama.
The small bizarro worlds on both sides of the Caspian shore are laboratories for economic and social transformation in an unstable but critically important region of the world.
With Europe weakened and divided over a debt crisis, a refugee crisis, and the rise of populist movements, it is hard to imagine EU member states agreeing on a European army.
Despite traveling on different paths, Britain’s and Turkey’s relationships with the EU may end up the same in terms of their levels of economic integration.
The EU faces a series of dramatic challenges in the Mediterranean area; however, internal structural changes to the union have diminished its foreign policy abilities.
The Turkish government’s crackdown on opponents since the July 15 coup attempt has probably buried the country’s EU accession framework for good.
A series of crises engulfing the EU is fundamentally changing the narrative set out when the union was founded nearly sixty years ago.
Spain’s political gridlock tells a woeful tale of the state of the EU and of European democracy, and places further strains on the eurozone’s stability.
Migration from Eastern Europe to Western EU member states is partly driven by the corruption perpetuated by political elites and local oligarchs.
Washington and Brussels need to rebuild trust with Turkey. That is the only way to counter the country’s swelling anti-Americanism and alienation from the West.
There is an acute need for a new European narrative for Turkey. Such a framework should create a new platform of cooperation and complement the country’s EU accession path.
While the causes of Turkey’s failed coup remain shrouded in mystery, Ankara’s policy shift toward Moscow could have played a role.
Instead of letting the dust settle and carrying on in a business-as-usual fashion after every crisis, the EU must radically reconfigure its whole political structure.
Poland’s politics matters to the EU, because of its size, the way the nation has managed its transition to democracy and, until recently, its outward-looking foreign policy.
The Nagorny Karabakh conflict and Armenia’s inability to find a path out of it remain a heavy legacy that blocks the country’s development.