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Turkey’s “Historic” Natural Gas Discovery might not live up to Expectations

Turkey’s President Erdogan has presented the discovery of natural gas in the Black Sea as a historic success, but realities point to their inadequacy

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Max Hoffman: Turkey Lost a Huge Degree of Political Capital in Washington

Many people in Washington viewed that there are three pillars of the U.S- Turkey relationship: first is the shared values of democracy, second is Turkey as a key NATO ally in countering Russia and the third pillar is about Turkey’s regional importance.

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Bolton’s Book: Portrait of an Inadequate President on Fire

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.

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Max Hoffman: Challenges are Slowly Deconsolidating the Turkish Right

Contrary to conventional wisdom, we found that most AKP supporters were not meaningfully Islamist in their political views, and that nativism and jingoism could be seen as far more powerful forces than religious conservatism in many ways.

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Turkish Economy Faces more Headwind amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout appear to have compounded Turkey’s economic woes. As trade falls, tax revenue decrease, and the Turkish lira tumbles, the Central Bank appears to be near out of options

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COVID-19: Balkans Once Again a ‘Playground’ for Foreign Powers

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