Friday, July 21, 2017
  1. Turkey’s Year of Turmoil

    Carl Bildt

    Turkey’s Year of Turmoil

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     worries that the country's progress toward modernization could soon go into reverse.

    Turkey coup anniversary Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    It has been one year since the failed coup in Turkey, but questions about the country’s future still abound. Chief among them is whether Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will continue to use the events of last summer as a pretext to launch his own coup against what remains of Turkey’s secular democracy. READ MORE
  2. Venezuela’s Rebels With a Cause

    Anne-Marie Slaughter, ET AL

    Venezuela’s Rebels With a Cause

    &  explain why young people are leading the ongoing wave of protests against the Maduro government.

     Wuilly Arteaga at a protest in Caracas Carlos Becerra/Getty Images
    The collapse of oil prices, combined with years of economic mismanagement by the government, has left young Venezuelans with high expectations but no real prospects. Tragically, the only solution President Nicolás Maduro's government seems to have is stepped-up repression against those whom it betrayed. READ MORE
  3. Turkey’s Emboldened Opposition

    Sinan Ülgen

    Turkey’s Emboldened Opposition

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     says the recent Ankara-Istanbul protest march indicates growing resistance to strongman rule.

    Opposition march in Turkey Yasin Akgul/Getty Images
    The culmination of a three-week-long protest march, from Ankara to Istanbul, has heightened expectations that a viable opposition is emerging in Turkey’s constrained political environment. But with a popular if polarizing president still at the helm, opponents of strongman rule still have a long road ahead. READ MORE
  4. The Case for an EU-Ukraine Customs Union

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    The Case for an EU-Ukraine Customs Union

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     calls on European Union leaders to offer a large tangible reward for continued progress on reforms.

    Ukraine and EU customs union Mykola Lazarenko/Getty Images
    The EU’s most powerful lever in promoting stable, viable, and successful democracies has always been its use of conditionality, linking reforms to clear and tangible benefits. Europe must continue to place new milestones along the road to show that it is committed to Ukraine’s success and serious about rewarding reforms. READ MORE
  5. Faster than a Speeding Congressman

    Robert Harvey

    Faster than a Speeding Congressman

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     examines the new phenomenon of the supra-politician, who rockets to power – and then often crashes.

    Trump Air Force One Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images
    Until a few decades ago, democratic leaders had to climb the electoral ladder, rung by rung, acquiring along the way a facility for retail politics, stump speaking, and the demands of assembling a working majority. Today's leaders often rocket to the top – and frequently crash just as fast. READ MORE
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