The US is doing so with increasing frequency around the world – most recently with Kurdish fighters in Syria. A scholar explains what can go wrong, and why this approach is likely to continue.
Unlike its neighbours, Iran's different ethnic groups live in relative peace and harmony. Given terrorism is often spurred by ethnic conflict, will Iranians be spared further terrorist attacks?
Less than two years after Europe's migrant crisis began, EU officials have said that the situation is under control. It's not
Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in Netherlands flies in the face of the much-vaunted Dutch reputation for tolerance.
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Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
Iraqi Kurds will vote Yes to independence in September – and it could lead to trouble.
The leaders of Turkey and India have plenty in common.
While Donald Trump's disdain for the alliance has apparently abated, the future is still disturbing.
Other regions may be helpful to Erdoğan for a short time, but they cannot substitute the economic and political contributions Turkey requires of Europe.
The move by the African Union to develop a policy to regulate the impact of firms on human rights puts it ahead of other regions as it seeks to guide companies conducting activities on the continent.
The Conversation Global asked scholars from around the world what they thought of Emmanuel Macron's victory, and what means for their country.
With President Erdoğan increasingly empowered, the 'Kurdish question' is at the forefront once again.
France must now choose between two candidates with strongly opposing visions. The outcome of the May 7 run-off could radically alter France, as well as its position in Europe and in the world.
Wherever past atrocities are denied, truth must be spoken to power.
This referendum is the first time in the democratic history of Turkey that an election has been seen as illegitimate by not only domestic contenders, but by international observers as well.
The Gallipoli campaign has, in recent years, increasingly become part of the culture wars in Turkey associated with the rise of political Islam.
How a once trustworthy NATO ally, an aspiring EU candidate and an emerging power came to be ruled by one strong man.
Experts agree that Turkey is even further polarised after contested unofficial results show President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the right to expand his powers.