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Given the different and often conflicting agendas, a future Russia-China-Turkey bloc is unlikely but the three countries continue to use each other as leverage in their economic and foreign affairs


Interview by Mehmet Yegin


In the absence of President Trump’s personal relationship with President Erdogan, US-Turkey relations under the Biden administration will return to institutional avenues previously damaged by the actions of the Erdogan government.


Interview by Mehmet Yegin


In the absence of President Trump’s personal relationship with President Erdogan, US-Turkey relations under the Biden administration will return to institutional avenues previously damaged by the actions of the Erdogan government.


Interview by Mehmet Yegin


Biden will have a tough time dealing with Turkey simply because he positioned respect for human rights, freedom of press, assembly, and protest, and LGBT rights so high on his agenda. Edward G. Stafford is a retired US career Foreign Service Officer who also served as a member of the Faculty at the Inter-American Defense College, where he taught civil-military and church-state relations.


Interview by Mehmet Yegin


Espousing different political leanings (from right- to left-wing) and exhibiting varying degrees of intensity (whether rarely or frequently employing divisive rhetoric), at least five of Latin America’s current presidents can be seen as embodying the populist ideology.


Voiced by Sam Lees


Israel’s plans to annex the Jordan Valley, forced displacement in the region, and the global financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic all push Jordan to the brink of economic collapse.


Voiced by Sam Lees


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.


Voiced by Sam Lees


The pandemic-induced economic crisis and subsequent contractions in global demand will worsen Turkey’s economic outlook, as the AKP’s populist policies and unorthodox approach towards economics pose an increasing risk to the Turkish economy. As a direct result of the government’s intervention in market mechanisms, chronic inflation and the continuous devaluation of the Turkish lira will constitute a nearly insurmountable challenge for the AKP in the short-term.


Voiced by Sam Lees


The ways in which countries across the Middle East and North Africa are combating the economic backlash presented by coronavirus reveal much about the states of their economies and overall capacities to deal with the consequences of the pandemic.


Voiced by Sam Lees


Turkish foreign and security policy adventurism has seen an unprecedented rise under the AKP, but in order to preserve its vital interests Turkey should return to its cautious and impartial roots


Voiced by Sam Lees


The US’s inability to adapt its grand strategy to a post-Cold War world order can be seen as the root of many of today’s global problems. By continuing to employ an adversarial as opposed to conciliatory approach, the US will continue to embolden its enemies and isolate its allies. Yet US commitment to the fundamentals of its alliances and the world order may be more durable than we give it credit.


Voiced by Sam Lees


Declaring early elections would be the AKP’s last choice, because there is absolutely no need for them to have early elections.

Michael Wuthrich is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas. He is the author of National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System, published by Syracuse University Press


Each attempt by the Chinese government to increase its control over Hong Kong has triggered grassroots anti-China, pro-democracy movements that draw the attention of foreign powers.


Voiced by Sam Lees


Democracy’s image has taken a beating in the Middle East and North Africa as insecurity and socioeconomic woes forced publics across the region to prioritize stability over participatory politics, thereby facilitating authoritarian backsliding.


Voiced by Sam Lees


Recent international pressures placed on China during and before the COVID-19 pandemic could stand to benefit India’s geopolitical position and economic development, albeit it at a potential cost.


Voiced by Sam Lees


The novel coronavirus will cause diverse systemic changes across the globe, but it isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last pandemic to threaten life as we know it.


Voiced by Sam Lees


Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened”, provides us with a unique glimpse into Trump’s White House and decision-making process.


Voiced by Sam Lees


Joe Biden’s running mate would be second in line to assume the office of the US presidency should he win, so the selection process is vital. In this context, the George Floyd Protests and COVID-19 have reshaped the field of VP candidates in favor of a woman of color.


Voiced by Sam Lees


A Better US Policy is Necessary but not Sufficient to Solve Problems of the Liberal International Order. Contrast between Biden’s Competence and Trump’s Narcissism could actually make Biden a stronger Candidate even without COVID-19.

Bruce W. Jentleson is the William Preston Few Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University. 


China’s rapprochement with geopolitically strategic Israel is a result of Beijing’s aims to enhance its reputation while weakening the US’s alliances.


Voiced by Sam Lees


While it is often assumed that COVID-19 affects us all in the same way, it is actually exposing socio-economic inequality that could lead to an unsavory rise of populist and autocratic currents seeking to capitalize on global discontent.


Voiced by Sam Lees


The Balkans, one of the regions most ill-prepared for the Coronavirus pandemic, have become a springboard from which global powers attempt to promote their international and domestic political agendas as the West is late to offer a helping hand.


Voiced by Sam Lees


Turkish foreign and security policy adventurism has seen an unprecedented rise under the AKP, but in order to preserve its vital interests Turkey should return to its cautious and impartial roots.


Voiced by Sam Lees