Democratic nation-states were supposed to be the legitimate successors of empires. It hasn’t quite worked out that way in the past century, and Russia’s war on Ukraine is a reflection of that.
A digest of the week’s coverage of the war against Ukraine.
This is not so much an alliance as a coalition of the isolated.
Turkey’s veto on Finland and Sweden joining the alliance is part of a complex political game being played by Ankara.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is against allowing two Nordic countries to join NATO over what he deems their support of ‘terrorists.’ His opposition will test the alliance’s unity.
The warring countries have a long way to go before a credible peace settlement can be signed.
If talks succeed in ending the violence, it would cement Turkey’s role as a key regional power broker.
Contrary to most economists, President Erdoğan has long believed that raising interest rates increases inflation.
Joe Biden has been quick to calm Kurdish fears that the US will abandon them to their fate.
Benjamin Netanyahu wasn’t ousted just for typical political reasons, such as other politicians’ ambitions or grievances. He was thrown out because he was seen as a threat to democracy.
Tensions are high, but a Russian invasion is highly unlikely.
Strasbourg officials are within their right to allow public funds to be used to build what may be the largest mosque in Europe. But that hasn’t stopped the backlash
President Recep Erdogan and independent central banks are not compatible.
Turkey has withdrawn from a convention to protect the rights of women.
Student protesters in Turkey recently used this mythical figure to express their queer identity. An art historian explains the significance.
A recent survey conducted in eight European countries provides a snapshot of citizens’ views of their own countries’ leaders as well as those who influence the future of the EU.
Erdoğan’s aggressive foreign policy is one of the reasons Turkey’s economy is suffering a downturn.
Trump is reminiscent of strongmen like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A good portion of the electorate like what he’s selling anyway. That’s a bitter pill for the U.S.
Prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.
What are the drivers behind violent attacks against minorities in Turkey?