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Multiple factors contributing to Middle East’s potential new dawn

  • The Middle East has been going through a difficult period for more than 10 years, but can we expect an entirely new environment once the dust settles? Some of the problems in the region are decades or even centuries-old, so a quick change may not be expected. The US Trump administration unila...
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A closer look at the Azerbaijan-Armenia negotiations

  • Several important developments have taken place recently in Azerbaijan-Armenia relations. The first was a meeting on Dec. 14 of last year between President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia, facilitated by European Council President Charles Michel. This w...
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The search for a magic formula to end Russia-Ukraine war

  • The war in Ukraine continues to be full of uncertainties. In a bilateral dispute, both sides may have legitimate claims and expectations, but this cannot justify the deaths of tens of thousands of human beings or the colossal damage to physical infrastructure. There are signs that subordinate ...
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Cause for cautious optimism thanks to Istanbul talks

  • A meeting held in Istanbul last Tuesday between delegations from Russia and Ukraine opened the way for cautious optimism, but the future of the military confrontation remains uncertain. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu believes that the most meaningful progress so far was made last wee...
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How Turkey’s Ukraine role is shaping its foreign relations

  • Turkey has demonstrated that it can play a positive role when it wants to. This is what it has done during the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine. Both of the directly interested parties — Moscow and Kyiv — and the international community at large all seem to be content with what Turkey ...
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Turkey’s contradictions with its own constitution

  • Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Feb. 6 said that “Turkey will not respect the Council of Europe if it does not respect Turkish courts.” He said this upon the decision adopted by the Ministerial Committee of the Council of Europe to initiate the “infringement proceeding” for Turkey. ...
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Too many fingers in the Libyan pie

  • Elections in Libya that were scheduled for Dec. 24 last year could not be held for a number of reasons. The most important one was that the High National Election Commission could not publish the final list of candidates because militias had threatened to stop the electoral process if it did so...
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Why hopes of a Turkish-Armenian deal are on the rise

  • Turkey and Armenia in 2009 made an attempt to initiate negotiations aimed at normalizing relations. They signed two agreements, one for the establishment of diplomatic relations and another for the promotion of their bilateral relations. A much-publicized signing ceremony was organized in Zuric...
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Turkey’s EU hopes are quietly unraveling

  • The EU General Affairs Council held its regular meeting this month and issued a statement summarizing the debates. The space allocated to Turkey-Greece and Turkey-Greek Cypriot relations was disproportionately larger than that given to other issues pertaining to Turkey-EU relations. Turkey’s ...
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Easing tensions in the South Caucusus

  • European Council Chairman Charles Michel invited Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to a meeting on the sidelines of the EU Eastern Partnership summit held last week in Brussels. Another trilateral summit scheduled before Nov. 10 — the first anniver...
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