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Security challenges to spur greater EU-GCC cooperation

  • Amid security issues related to the Ukraine crisis, Afghanistan, Middle Eastern conflicts and US-China rivalry, relations between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council have taken on a security component that is not clearly defined. In May, the EU adopted a “Strategic Partnership with the Gu...
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Full steam ahead for railway diplomacy

  • Several states have begun to employ unconventional means of conducting their relations with each other and improving their international image, such as sports diplomacy, climate diplomacy, and virtual diplomacy. One of these means is railway diplomacy, a crucial tool in forging relations betw...
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Turkey’s Libya policy can succeed with wider regional support

  • Being engaged politically, militarily and economically in Libya, Turkey is trying to pursue a new strategy in the North African country, which has gone through various phases of turmoil, instability and power struggles among several actors. With Libya still fragile due to the many potential cha...
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Security issues are latest test of Turkish-Iraqi relations

  • Geography is the first principle that cannot be changed in international relations, and Turkey, Iraq and Iran remain central to each other’s strategic calculations in the region they share, with the nature of their relationship continuing to affect regional balances. The triangular relationsh...
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Turkey navigates between Scylla and Charybdis

  • As tension escalates between Iran and Greece, two of Turkey’s neighbors with whom it is at odds on several issues, Ankara is navigating between Scylla and Charybdis — the two maritime hazards in Greek mythology that both brought disaster. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized two Greek...
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Time for Saudi Arabia and Turkey to reset the clock

  • I have long emphasized the importance and necessity of establishing a comprehensive and solid relationship between Turkey and the Gulf states. If a new era is to start between Turkey and Saudi Arabia after frosty relations for years, it should be built on a mutual understanding of each other’s ...
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Middle East’s shifting ties balanced on a diplomatic tightrope

  • The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 shifted the Middle East’s balance of power toward the three non-Arab states — Turkey, Iran and Israel — creating a new strategic environment. This environment went through a transformation after the Arab uprisings, which shifted the region’s center of gravity tow...
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Turkey’s balancing act with Russia and China in Central Asia

  • When a geopolitical vacuum emerges, regional and global powers alike jockey to carve out new roles for themselves. In recent years, developments in the Caucasus and Central Asia — such as the Armenia-Azerbaijan war over Nagorno-Karabakh, turmoil in Afghanistan and the unrest in Kazakhstan — hav...
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What a difference a year has made in Turkish-Gulf relations

  • As we approach the end of 2021, which is defined as a year of de-escalation and reconciliation, a review of Turkish-Gulf relations is important to give a better understanding of how the relationship has risen from rock bottom to reach a peak within the space of only a year. After 2010, Turkey’...
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Turkey attempts to cozy up to EU ahead of elections

  • The regional climate of reconciliation and the critical elections scheduled for 2023 have paved the way for Turkey to enter into a normalization process with many countries with which it has had frosty relations over the past decade. Ankara seemingly wants to keep its relations with the EU on t...
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