Alon Ben-Meir

Senior Fellow at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute [United States]

The Beginning of the End of Erdogan’s Era

Public sentiment is moving away from President Erdogan in Turkey’s largest cities, especially his hometown of Istanbul. This will have major political ramifications.

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Changing the Face of Israel

Netanyahu’s reelection should give serious pause to every Jew and friend of Israel, as the consequences for Israel’s future will be extremely dire.

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The Balkans: Feeding Russia’s and Turkey’s Hunger

While Serbia is trying to balance its bilateral relations between Russia and the EU, Kosovo and Macedonia are more transparent in seeking Europeanization.

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Balkans Vs. Journalists

Truthful reporting in the Balkans is life-threatening.

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The Taliban and the US: Accepting the Inevitable

It took the deaths of 2,300 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of Afghans to reach the agreement to end the longest war in U.S. history.

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Time to Dump Netanyahu

Can the leaders of Israel’s political parties for once put the national interest above their party and their lust for power?

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Corruption in the Balkans Is Impeding EU Membership

Addressing the problem of corruption in the Balkans is central to the EU’s geostrategic interests and the Balkans’ future wellbeing.

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Trump’s New Year’s Gift to Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan

Trump’s decision to withdraw forces from Syria and Afghanistan points only to his abdication of the US’ moral responsibility.

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The Democrats’ Victory Can Save the Republican Party

Democratic control of the House of Representatives offers Republicans the chance to redeem themselves and begin the process of healing a dangerously divided country.

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America Must Not Live and Die by the Gun

America is at war with itself. We must demand effective gun control measures from our leaders to end the slaughter.

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