Ankara’s recent foreign policy shifts on Israel and Russia have been welcomed in the West. But a number of unanswered questions about Turkey’s future remain.
EU leaders need to withstand Ankara’s emotional narrative and postpone Turkey’s EU accession negotiations until better times.
The refugee crisis is coming back to haunt the German chancellor. Vienna and Ankara are giving her particular headaches.
If European policymakers are to address the migration crisis effectively, they must understand that it is a crisis largely born out of war.
A major deal between the EU and Turkey on refugee exchanges and visa liberalization is in imminent danger of coming apart at the seams.
A new English-language biography offers a fresh insight into the inspiring life of the assassinated Armenian-Turkish editor and civil rights leader Hrant Dink.
The current priorities in EU asylum policy are all about implementing the March 2016 refugee deal with Turkey in good faith.
The EU’s refugee agreement with Turkey that Angela Merkel helped secure is becoming embroiled in a struggle between Berlin and Ankara over media freedom in Germany.
Long gone are the days when Turkey was seen as the model Muslim country on its way to democracy.
In its foreign policy toward North Africa and the Middle East, the EU is putting stability before human rights, as it did before the Arab Spring.
Palestinians cannot fathom why European citizens’ support for Palestinian rights has advanced so much more in recent decades than official EU positions.
Germany’s decision to undercut its European partners on a refugee deal with Turkey has proved fatal for any hope of a consistent EU policy on the issue.
The EU should refrain from acting in Lebanon like a humanitarian NGOs and should behave instead like a serious power with effective sticks and carrots.
Brussels and Ankara need to reset their relationship by focusing not only on a recent agreement to deal with refugees but also on broader bases for cooperation.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
The EU’s approach toward Egypt is based on misperceptions and false assumptions, and European support fails to reflect the country’s social and political dynamics.
Algerians want Europe to be far more involved in promoting democracy, freedom of the media, independent civil society, and migration issues.
The dialogue between Brussels and Ankara on refugees needs to be recalibrated with a sharper focus on fundamentals.
The polemics between the West and Russia at the 2016 Munich Security Conference marginalized the refugee crisis affecting Syria and the Middle East.
The current confrontation between the West and Russia will continue. Within that confrontation, however, a degree of cooperation is possible.