Sweden’s far-right might sneak into the Riksdag via the back door, Brexit gut-check time in the United Kingdom, and new hope for US-Turkey relations.
Long the site of great power competition, the Black Sea region appears to be heating up once again.
Is Turkey’s central bank truly independent, or has the “enemy of interest rates” finally relented?
All it took was one tweet from President Trump to ignite the tinderbox of US-Turkey relations and send the Turkish economy reeling.
As is often the case in the Middle East, third-party bilateral relationships are driving Turkey and Saudi Arabia further apart.
Frantic US-China trade talks get underway, Turkey eyes Iraq’s Sinjar region, and Russian diplomats are expelled throughout the Western world.
In a further escalation of the Syrian civil war, Damascus has vowed to help the Kurds of Afrin repel the advance of Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch.”
Looking back on the major geopolitical trends of 2017.
Is it time to consider kicking Turkey out of NATO?
Turkey’s post-coup purges have come to a head with the trial of 11 human rights activists on terrorism charges.