20 Years on from Rwanda, Can We Resuscitate R2P?

Last week marked the 20-year anniversary of mass genocide in Rwanda. Taking stock of what enabled Hutu extremists to slaughter as many as 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus, advocates, and pundits alike called for “never again.”

Turkey in Turbulence: Its Geo-strategic Meaning for the Transatlantic Community

The term “turbulence” is increasingly being used with respect to Turkish domestic and foreign policy as well as developments around Turkey’s neighborhood, ranging from Ukraine to the post-Arab Spring Middle East.

Turkey’s Political Turmoil and Its Transatlantic Implications

As it entered its twelfth year in government with increasing electoral support and a command of absolute majority in parliament, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) looked invincible. The AKP leadership, too, believed it was invincible, since the party held a firm grip on the legislative process from the day it got elected.

Turkey and the Transatlantic Relationship from Crisis to Cooperation

2013 was not a good year for Turkey and its ruling party. Domestically, the political stability embodied in the AKP’s decade-long hegemony started to crack. In May-June, varied segments of Turkey’s vibrant civil society rose against the government’s plans to raze Gezi Park in order to build a shopping mall in Istanbul’s city center.