Monday, June 29, 2015
  1. The EU’s Turkish Opening

    Javier Solana

    The EU’s Turkish Opening

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

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    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

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     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

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     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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