By pledging unconditional support to Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over Nagorny Karabakh, Turkey’s government is stretching its forces and its budget, but it’s also shoring up its base.
Governments have embraced digital surveillance tools such as contact tracing apps in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. However, these technologies raise serious concerns related to the outsourcing of sensitive data and the potential infringement of human rights.
In the critical months between the elections in the United States and Iran, the EU must forge a new transatlantic approach toward Tehran that incorporates shared interests and joint action.
As the crisis intensifies in Belarus, how should the EU prepare to help the country transition politically?
Turkey’s involvement, Iran’s proximity, the enigmatic role of Russia, and the presence of major oil and gas pipelines in the region can quickly turn the new violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan into an international headache.
Major fires along the U.S. West Coast partly result from ecological disintegration in the Amazon. So, North and South American states should work together toward their shared interest in protecting the rainforest.
Legitimate or not, President Trump’s snapback of the Iran sanctions and his distorted reality based on “alternative facts” undermine the foundations of international politics.
In confronting Turkey’s leadership over its disruptive behavior—most lately in the Eastern Mediterranean—the European Council will have to tread carefully between principles, possible actions, and unsound options.
The discovery of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean has raised tensions in the region. Europe must act to to prevent an actual war from breaking out between Greece and Turkey.
Turkey’s misguided economic policies and slide toward autocracy have exacerbated the country’s relationship with the West. Meanwhile, Ankara’s bipolar foreign policy largely escapes Western leaders and analysts.
The coronavirus pandemic could give birth to a more autonomous and strategic EU. But the bloc must resolve its internal tensions and find its place in an increasingly fragmented world.
Turkey’s newly expansive and independent foreign policy could spark a reckoning with its allies.
Germany’s handling of the coronavirus will fundamentally change Europe’s economic and political direction.
Using the concept of ‘governance’ as an analytical framework, this book investigates how new and emerging security technologies are governed within the European Union, emphasizing relations among different state and non-state actors.
The coronavirus has accelerated a negative trend toward a more polarized and fragmented world. While movement restrictions have momentarily diminished effective diplomacy, the pandemic could help shape a more agile diplomatic craft.
Former U.S. vice president Joe Biden is well placed to defeat U.S. President Donald Trump in November. But to do so, he must mobilize America’s clear anti-Trump majority to march behind his banner.
As the United Nations celebrates its accomplishments over the past seventy-five years, a final showdown underway between the world powers will shape its future.
The European Union's reactions to the crises in Belarus, Hong Kong, and Lebanon reveal a reluctance to abandon the status quo and defend its values. Authoritarian leaders must be relieved.
In the chaotic early weeks of the pandemic, when Europe was ground zero for the international spread of the coronavirus, European unity seemed a distant prospect. But Merkel’s leadership combined with a gigantic recovery fund have helped the EU bounce back.
The emergence of new actors in the Mediterranean region has resulted in new economic, military, and ideological power struggles. Amidst this perilous and volatile backdrop, the European Union should strategically assess political trends and evaluate the costs of inaction.