Turkey, Israel and Syria have been playing a complex tightrope act balancing their international ties and commitments, while keeping a wary eye on Russia’s imperialistic designs.
Reflections on a speech by Olaf Scholz that might have moved Germany from a Putin enabler to a leading democratic force in Europe.
What kind of Russian occupation – as in Afghanistan? Iraq? Abkhazia? Chechnya? Imagining the day after a Russian conquest of Kyiv is not a pretty picture – also not for Vladimir Putin.
Ukraine could offer to suspend its NATO candidacy for some time, but only in return for Russia’s withdrawal from Donbas.
The EU’s foreign policy approaches to Iran and Afghanistan demonstrate the challenges for the world’s middle powers.
Erdogan saves Putin’s Belarusian ally by playing spoiler role within NATO.
Although Turkey’s Erdogan is president of a NATO member country, his Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Hamas share a similar ideology, built on an anti-Western and anti-Semitic worldview.
The weaker Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at home politically, the longer the list of the Turkish President’s transgressions gets.
Israel will have to walk a fine line between accommodating the U.S. and maintaining freedom of relations with China.
A conversation with Angela Stent, the author of “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest” and former U.S. government official on Russia.