Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  1. The EU’s Turkish Opening

    Javier Solana

    The EU’s Turkish Opening


     underscores the bilateral relationship’s importance in addressing the Middle East’s crises.

    Istanbul MacPepper/Flickr

    Turkey’s recent general election, in which voters handed the ruling Justice and Development Party its worst result in more than a decade, sent a powerful message: Turkish democracy remains intact. The EU should use this opportunity to renew its relationship with the country and address shared concerns – especially in the Middle East. READ MORE

  2. Why Latin America’s Center is Holding

    Andrés Velasco
  3. Shinzo Abe’s Pivot To Asia

    Bill Emmott

    Shinzo Abe’s Pivot To Asia


     advises Japan’s prime minister not to allow history to get in the way of regional stability.

    Japan Korea China flags Futureatlas.com/Flickr

    This August, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give a major speech to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The occasion will a momentous opportunity either to accelerate the process of rapprochement in East Asia or bring it to a halt. READ MORE

  4. Europe’s Race to the Bottom on Refugees

    Peter Sutherland
  5. The Problem With a Small Europe

    Katharina Pistor

    The Problem With a Small Europe


     exposes the flaws in EU creditor countries’ vision of Europe’s future.

    EU parliament building EU Parliament/Flickr

    Presiding over Germany’s unification in the nineteenth century, Otto von Bismarck demonstrated how to use crises to force his preferred outcome – a practice that the leaders of Europe’s creditor countries seem to be emulating today. The difference is that Bismarck’s preferred outcome actually enhanced European stability. READ MORE

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