When NATO leaders convene in November, they will undertake a reexamination of the alliance’s policy on nuclear weapons, a review that, spurred by recent nonproliferation initiatives, could split NATO’s members if not handled carefully.
The last decade has seen a marked change in both the scale of competition for resources and the interdependences this entails.
According to some recent polls, there is growing apathy in the Arab world for the peace process and the plight of the Palestinian people.
France will assume the 12-month rotating presidency of the G20 in November, when it will promote its agenda for world economic leaders.
While there is virtually no hope that the 2009 Armenian–Turkish Protocols will be ratified soon, both parties should take steps to rebuild confidence and affirm their faith in the process.
The recent adoption of a new round of UN Security Council sanctions, followed by bilateral measures from the United States and the EU, represents the latest attempt by the international community to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Turkey’s AKP referendum victory on constitutional reform could result in measures revitalizing the country’s bid for EU membership. However, the referendum could also deepen Turkey’s political divisions.
The return of Viktor Yanukovych, who was elected president of Ukraine in February, has sparked fears among some that the momentum of Ukraine’s domestic political and economic reforms would be lost.
With global trade talks stalled and lower demand from major economies that were hit hard by the global economic crisis, three regions—Eastern Europe, Latin America, and East Asia—are managing to increase trade within their borders and building a broader free trade system.
Turkey’s recent constitutional referendum passed with the support of little over half of the Turkish population, giving Prime Minister Erdogan an electoral victory and consolidating his political authority.