In this week’s legislative elections, a few hundred thousand votes will determine whether or not Turkey’s ruling party can move forward unimpeded with the most radical change in the country’s constitutional order since the transition to multi-party democracy in 1946.
Turkey's parliamentary elections in June will be decisive for the country's future, possibly affecting EU accession plans and Turkey's evolving regional role.
The West must look ahead to when President Lukashenka is no longer in office and help the people of Belarus develop its civil society.
Too often, debate on the relationship between Europe and Russia is driven by events—including elections, changes in leadership, and summits—which may provide important policy openings but do not always allow for thoughtful consideration of the long-term factors that shape the relationship.
Democratic actors in Central and Eastern Europe bring unique experiences and legitimacy to international democracy support and their democracy promotion efforts have the potential to make a significant contribution.
International and regional financial institutions need to work together to negotiate a plan to reduce Greece's debt load if they wish to recoup any of their losses and prevent Greece's long-term stagnation.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO, will join Roger Cohen, columnist for the International Herald Tribune, in a conversation on "NATO and the Arab Spring".
Ankara’s aim is to assert its position in NATO and shape the transatlantic alliance so that it becomes an organisation that more closely mirrors its own objectives.
Western support towards democratic transformations in the Middle East will require walking a fine line between welcome support and unwelcome interference.
While the European Union is keen to strengthen its relations with Ukraine, some member states are wary of the lack of democracy and the weak rule of law in the country.