Upcoming elections in Turkey will determine whether democracy in the country can rebound or will be replaced by one-man rule.
The Trump administration appears committed to working "by-with-through" local partners in the Middle East. Doing so effectively requires a clear political strategy and continued diplomatic engagement in the region.
A series of essays by leading scholars and activists on efforts around the world to improve and defend civil society’s legitimacy.
Turkey’s military engagement in Syria could lead the PKK to reorient its focus back toward Turkey, where increased repression has left Kurdish activists fewer nonviolent alternatives for opposition.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
NATO faces a dilemma over criticizing member states that undermine democracy and the rule of law and disclose information that might endanger an ally.
A massive deterioration of the rule of law in Turkey is making a political alliance with the EU impossible, but cooperation must continue. Supporting the country’s resilient democrats is a major political task for Brussels.
Under increasing financial pressure, states hosting Syrian refugees are pressuring them to return whether conditions in Syria are safe or not.
The EU’s external financing instruments should be improved to make the union’s civil society support efforts more politically effective and more closely aligned with strategic aims.
The course that Turkish leaders choose to follow in the Syrian war will have long-term consequences for their country and for the world.