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Helmut Kohl’s united Germany and Europe

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Former German Chancellor and statesman Helmut Kohl, the longest-serving postwar Western leader, died at the age of 87 on June 16.

Comment(s) 6/22/2017

Terror threat in Europe

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

On the eve of the national elections, Britain was hit by another terrorist attack on June 3 when a group of attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed bystanders with knives. While the police stopped the assailants by shooting them, the attack left seven people dead and nearly 50 injured

Comment(s) 6/8/2017

European security in the Trump Era

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, three days after the Manchester suicide bomb attack, was an important gathering not only because it brought together the newly elected Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May with other leaders, but also because they decided to step up NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism.

Comment(s) 6/1/2017

Security challenges of the internet age

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Rapid advances in information technologies and the increase in the use of internet has created a very complex system; i.e. the “internet of things” (IoT). It refers to the connectivity of devices like refrigerators through embedded network software, enabling them to interact with the external environment via internet.

Comment(s) 5/18/2017

Hamas’ new manifesto and attempt at diplomacy

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, better known as Hamas, issued a new political document in Doha, Qatar on May 1

Comment(s) 5/11/2017

The return of nuclear nightmare

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

North Korea’s nuclear testing and missile development program and U.S. opposition to it has recently turned into a credible threat not only to East Asia, but also to international security.

Comment(s) 5/4/2017

Back to basics in Turkish foreign policy

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Situated in the middle of a crisis-prone neighborhood, Turkey can hardly ignore developments around itself for long. But that is exactly what has happened, as it has been focused on domestic politics since 2014 with a seemingly constant election cycle

Comment(s) 4/27/2017

Trump responds to Syrian chemical attack

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, there has been conclusive evidence that chemical weapons have been used against civilians at different times and locations.

Comment(s) 4/13/2017

Whither Turkish-American relations

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Turkey-U.S. relations have passed through many phases since the end of the Second World War, with many ups and downs. Every period has its own label and legal framework attached to it.

Comment(s) 4/6/2017

Power struggle in the Black Sea

MUSTAFA AYDIN writes:

Since the Russian annexation of Crimean Peninsula in March 2014, the Black Sea has become one of the areas of confrontation between Russia and the West

Comment(s) 3/30/2017

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