“Religious Freedom is an Antidote to Religious Extremism”


Stephen Szabo, executive director of the Transatlantic Academy, discusses faith and foreign policy with Mustafa Akyol, Transatlantic Academy fellow. Szabo and Akyol examine whether Islam and Christianity can coexist with the liberal world order, the integration of Muslims in Europe, and how religious freedom can offset religious extremism.

From Russia With Love: The Moscow-Ankara Energy Affair


On May 13, 2015, TA Fellow Nora Fisher Onar and Agnia Grigas co-authored a piece in Forbes, entitled "From Russia With Love: The Moscow-Ankara Energy Affair", focusing on the energy relationship between Russia and Turkey. The full article can be found here.

Policymakers Ignore Religion at Their Own Peril

WASHINGTON—There is awareness at some level in most Western capitals that religion matters in foreign policy. Violence linked to religion, most spectacularly the 9/11 attacks, has seemingly vindicated the warnings of Samuel Huntington and others about a coming clash of civilizations.

Religious Activists and Foreign Policy in the West


Transatlantic Academy Program Officer Ted Reinert interviews Academy Senior Fellow Clifford Bob about how religious activists influence the foreign policy of the United States and other Western countries, the topic of Bob’s chapter in the Academy report Faith, Freedom, and Foreign Policy: Challenges for

Mercury or Mars? What Separates Germany and the United States


On Monday, April 27, 2015, The Globalist published a piece by TA Executive Director Steve Szabo. The article was adapted from an excerpt of his new book, “Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics” (Bloomsbury Publishing, December 18, 2014). The full article can be read here.