Turkey and Iran are the Middle East’s natural hegemons. Islam and socialism provide the necessary social glue.
Syria could become a patchwork of Russian, Turkish and American-backed enclaves.
The Turkish president played with fire in Syria and undermined democracy at home. And he’s not done yet.
Authoritarianism in Russia, Turkey and the United States; a culture war in Europe and a presidential impeachment in Brazil.
2016 was a good year for authoritarians and delivered blow after blow to liberal democracy.
Geopolitics shape events, not the other way around. The assassination does not upset Russo-Turkish relations.
The Iranians, Russians, Saudis and Turks are all jockeying for influence in Iraq while America looks on wearily.
Rather than assume more responsibility themselves, some middle powers are switching patrons.
Turkey’s first priority is stopping Kurdish separatism. Longer term, it is looking at gaining regional influence.
Why did Turkey chose this moment to drive a wedge between Islamic State and Kurdish militants in Syria?
Turkish and Western interests have diverged since the Soviet Union collapsed.
The coup attempt in Turkey is the latest in a series of events that have undermined stability in the region.