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Erdogan’s Kanal Istanbul Complicates Security Dynamics and International Law

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems set on his highly controversial ambitions to break ground on the Kanal Istanbul project, which would see the development of an artificial waterway running parallel to the strategically located Bosphorus Strait. But what does international maritime law say on the topic?

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Resistance at Bogazici University Instils Hope for the Future

Students, academics, and communities’ resistance to the political appointment of an incapable rector at Turkey’s prestigious Bogazici University shows that there is still hope for Turkish academia, and the country at large, despite persistent government oppression.

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Erdogan’s Turkey Alienates Itself from Moldova’s Turkic Minority

Even though Turkey eyes greater influence over its Turkic kin in Moldova, the Gagauz favor Russia and Turkey’s current foreign policy trajectory leaves it little room to gain leverage.

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Untold Legal Principles Favouring Turkey in Aegean Maritime Disputes

Turkish-Greek maritime disputes in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Seas have a long and complex historical and legal background, yet contrary to common understanding, certain less-known international legal principles favour Turkey

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New President, Old Problem: The Israeli-Palestinian Question Under Biden

While significant efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict aren’t expected over the next four years, stabilization could become the focus

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Great Expectations and Even Greater Challenges await Biden on the World Stage

With Joe Biden’s election victory, many countries expect the US to once again play a more assertive and constructive role in international and regional affairs. Nonetheless, the Biden administration’s attempts to reengage will undoubtedly be met with significant challenges from Asia, the Middle East, and even Europe.

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Erdogan’s Gifts To Balkan Leaders Aren’t Paying Off When It Comes To Foreign Policy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been giving expensive gifts to Balkan leaders only to see them betray him when it comes to issues of great significance for Turkish foreign policy

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An Election with Surprises: Inadequate Polls and Arizona’s Flip

The race between former Vice President Joe Biden and incumbent President Donald Trump was tighter than expected as voters turned out in record-shattering numbers.

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Should Britain Play a Role in the East Mediterranean Crisis Before It’s Too Late?

The United Kingdom is unable to adequately respond to many problems, it has a historical responsibility to address around the world as it flounders in the endless Brexit issue and, like the rest of the world, battles with COVID19.

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Turkey Isn’t Wrong In the Eastern Mediterranean, Just Alone

Today, Ankara is largely seen as an aggressor in Eastern Mediterranean territorial disputes; however, its claims do have merit like Greek ones, even if its cries fall upon deaf ears after years of President Erdogan’s foreign policy blunders