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Middle East/North Africa Politics

The solidifying Arab-Israeli Alliance

How the strengthening multilateral alliance between Israel, Egypt and the Gulf States is aimed at containing and combating not only Iran but also Turkey.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

US troops withdrawal from Syria and the threat of Islamic State

President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria has infuriated allies and strengthened adversaries on the ground. This has allowed Turkey to potentially eliminate a key Kurdish fighting force. This article assesses who stands to win and lose from this decision and the long-term impact for relations in the Middle East.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Saudi Arabia can manage Turkey’s Khashoggi pressure campaign

President Erodgan has used the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to discredit his rival, the Saudi Crown Prince. How will Erdogan continue to leverage this incident?

Europe Politics

Turkey’s expedited European extraditions

Turkey’s ongoing effort to dismantle the supporters for Fethullah Gülen has underlined its influence in southeast Europe, where multiple countries have hurried to comply with requested Turkish extraditions. This raises hard questions

International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 17-23 June 2018

This week: Germany CSU vote on migration policy. Turkey elections.

Economics Europe Finance

Erdogan’s lira problem

Turkey is facing one of the most serious monetary crises of its recent history. Are Erdoğan’s populist politics to blame?

Europe Politics

Turkey’s elections: the long term risks of an Erdogan win

The result could be the final straw in a fractured relationship with the West that moves Turkey ever closer to Russia and illiberalism and away from its NATO allies and EU membership aspirations and might make Erdogan the most powerful leader since Ataturk.

Middle East/North Africa Security

What’s behind the upcoming western military intervention in Syria?

With a new intervention into the Syrian conflict set to unfold, strategic interests meet political ones for presidents Trump and Macron.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s southern ambitions

While the world is focusing on Turkey’s actions in Syria, President Erdogan’s recent visit to Africa signals Turkey’s intentions to expand its impact on a much larger scale around the Red Sea.

Politics Risk Pulse

Explaining Erdogan’s persistent popularity

Since the failed coup in 2016, Erdogan has tightened his hold on all aspects of political, social and legal institutions and life in Turkey. Yet the latest data shows he remains very popular with a large part of the population.