Bordered by great powers but with their own distinct cultures, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia lie at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. In his book, The Caucasus: An Introduction, Thomas de Waal explains this fascinating region.
Fueled by social media, a wave of civic activism around the world is seeking to change societies. How do these new movements differ from the marches and protests of the past?
Asia-Europe meetings have been held for over a decade, but they are becoming increasingly relevant. Partners from both continents want to work together more closely, so they can combat challenges to globalization and multilateralism.
On November 1, Turkey will hold its second parliamentary election in just five months. As in the previous contest, the outcome is proving tricky to predict.
The refugee crisis is impacting political stability in the Middle East and Europe. How should leaders respond to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II?
Turkey’s parliamentary election will mark a pivotal moment for the country’s future. Yet for the first time in over a decade, the outcome is clouded in uncertainty.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea and possible future incursions into eastern Ukraine could reshape the geopolitical map of Europe and derail cooperation between Moscow and the West for years to come.
Any future agreement between Turkey and the Kurds will depend on whether a new Turkish constitution can reconcile Kurdish demands and Prime Minister Erdogan’s ambitions.
Expectations for the U.S.-EU free trade agreement are dangerously high. Reaching a deal is likely to take longer and produce smaller gains than optimistic figures suggest.
Despite Viktor Yanukovych's promises of reform, an Association Agreement with the European Union has not gotten any closer.
The euro crisis is far from over. The best possible outcome for Europe may be years of stagnation, as the danger of a renewed financial crisis is very real indeed.
Although European and Chinese leaders are conscious of the huge benefits of better cooperation, they have yet to find an effective way to work together.
It is important to take a sober look at the time bombs U.S. policy may be planting in Afghanistan, and to engage in rigorous planning to mitigate the potential damage.
Prospects for Syria look bleak, with conflict continuing to intensify in Damascus, Aleppo, and other parts of the country and the international community struggling to find a way to halt the violence.
As supplies of conventional crude oil plateau, new breeds of petroleum resources are increasingly being tapped to fuel global demand.
Reform in Bahrain is at an impasse with internal divisions within both the ruling family and opposition, and the resumption of U.S. weapons sales to Bahrain did not help Washington’s capacity to push change in the right direction.
Islamists did not fare well in the Algerian parliamentary elections, despite the rise of Islamist parties in Egypt and Tunisia, because the main Islamist party is still banned and Algerians are scarred by the memories of the country’s civil war.
With European voters voicing their frustration at harsh austerity measures, economic fears are back in the eurozone and any respite from government and central bank intervention appears to be fading.
Despite a highly educated and skilled workforce and natural resources, Ukraine continues to struggle with sustained economic growth.
The victory of Aung San Suu Kyi and several dozen of her National League for Democracy colleagues in Burma’s April 1 legislative by-elections is a major event for the country.