Praising Turkish Policy Towards Syrian Refugees, Keeping An Eye On the Politics

In terms of asylum, 2013 represented an extraordinary year for Turkey: in 12 months, more than 500,000 refugees from Syria came onto Turkish territory, adding to the approximate 200,000 that had already arrived since April 2011. For reference, between 2001 and 2011, Turkey received between 4,000 and 16,000 refugees each year.

The U.S.-Turkey Relationship in 2014

2014 has not been a good year thus far in U.S.-Turkish relations. Beginning with the political uncertainty — stemming from a wideranging corruption probe that broke at the end of last year — Turkey, the region’s most stable democracy, is now more focused on its domestic rather than foreign policy priorities.

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.