Libyan “Knot” in France–Turkey Ties
Opinion

Libyan “Knot” in France–Turkey Ties

Discord and back-and-forth criticism have noticeably intensified between Paris and Ankara recently. While, earlier, disagreements between the two countries primarily concerned the issues of Turkey joining the European Union; refugee and asylum policies; human rights abuses in Turkey, and the French recognition of Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, nowadays, Libya has become their prime…

Idlib Offensive: Turkey’s Tradeoffs with Russia Put It on the Losing Side
Opinion

Idlib Offensive: Turkey’s Tradeoffs with Russia Put It on the Losing Side

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s advance on Idlib province appears to be a disaster for Turkey. Ankara’s rebel allies have been rapidly overrun, while 13 soldiers have been killed while manning Turkey’s observation posts.  Up to 800,000 people have been displaced, but Turkey has closed its border, reluctant to add to the 3.6 million Syrian refugees it…

The West Displays Its Insecurity Complex
Opinion

The West Displays Its Insecurity Complex

“The West is winning!” U.S. leaders proclaimed at the high-level Annual Security Conference held in Munich last weekend. Not everybody was quite so sure. There was a lot of insecurity displayed at a conference billed as “the West’s family meeting” – enlarged to 70 participating nations, including U.S. -designated “losers”. Trump’s crude Secretary of State…