Tag Archives: Ottoman Empire

The Serbia-Turkey-Russia Axis: Alarm Bells for Europe

Erdogan and Putin are working hard to undermine the EU’s and NATO’s strategic interests in the Balkans.

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Albania Must Choose Between the EU and Turkey

Turkey’s President views the Balkan countries as easy prey. A close-up look at Albania’s future path.

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“Army of Islam”: Erdogan’s Plot Against Israel

How many more sinister steps can Erdogan take before the EU and the U.S. recognize that he is a threat to Western strategic interests?

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Turkey Cozying Up to Russia and Iran

What does history teach us about the real prospects of closer Turkish relations with Russia and Iran?

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Erdogan: Sultan of an Illusionary Ottoman Empire

Turkey has no chance to become as powerful and influential as the Ottoman Empire was during its heyday. And it’s all Erdogan’s fault.

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After Paris: Long Cycles in Politics and History

The world still awaits a resolution of the end of the Ottoman Empire, Caliphate or not.

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Another Type of European Democracy: The Emergence of Modern Greece

How clientelism became a way of life in Greece.

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Syria’s Civil War and the World’s Oldest Refugee

A reflection on our collective failures as human societies.

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Thessaloniki: Heart of Macedonia

Why a silly naming dispute in the Balkans should not be allowed to fester.

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Europe and Asia United at Last

Turkey finally realizes the dream of connecting the two continents underneath the Bosphorus.

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