If Germany gets too strong, it will be isolated. But if it is not strong enough, it can’t lead.
With Turkey heading towards a new election, Erdogan is betting on a revived support to his AK Party. But isn’t that a gamble?
If Turkey wants to maintain its regional influence, it has to play a more concrete part in the coalition against the self-styled Islamic State.
After military operations against the self-styled Islamic State in Syria and Kurdish separatists in Northern Iraq, Turkey’s strategy seems to be at a turning point.
After the July 20 attack on the Turkish cultural town of Suruç, there has been a fundamental shift in Turkey’s position regarding the Islamic State militants.
The Greek crisis is the most difficult test the EU has ever had to face; it cannot be solved by austerity alone.
A Greek exit from the eurozone would have immense consequences for the European Union. This is why it is something that must be avoided.
If EU leaders want to find a solution to the Greek crisis, they first need to rebuild trust and confidence.
Tunisia was the first country that underwent an Arab Spring transition to democracy and has been the most successful so far. But what challenges still lie ahead?
Will the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) be able to secure the 10 percent threshold needed to enter the Turkish parliament?
Europe’s Schengen zone, which allows Europeans to travel freely across the continent, is turning thirty. Faced with a major migration crisis, can the system survive?
What can society do to avoid situations similar to that in Tröglitz? What responsibility does the EU’s policy on refugees bear for current tensions?
Four years after Gaddafi’s downfall, Libya faces the prospect of a full-blown civil war. How much responsibility do Europeans have for restoring stability in the country?
In the final stages before Israel’s March 17 parliamentary election, the opposition is mobilizing against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. How will Israelis vote?
The Pegida movement has awoken Germany, but Islamophobia is a Europe-wide phenomenon whose roots lie in the alienation of citizens from politics.
The West and Turkey should meet the Islamic State threat with counterterrorism and border control measures. That may not be a military operation, but it is a big challenge.
Germany has expressed its readiness to join the coalition of the willing against the Islamic State. But can the country’s military forces live up to its NATO engagement?
What can the EU do to prevent its citizens from leaving for Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State and becoming a domestic threat once they return to European soil?
After U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on dealing with the Islamic State, questions remain on whether he will live up to expectations and lead the West out of international security threats.
The security risks in the Middle East will strengthen Turkey’s partnership with Western allies.