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Donald Trump and the new Middle Eastern paradigm

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

Donald Trump’s first visit abroad is to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. This will be followed by Israel and the Palestinian territories. Then, he will go to the Vatican and onward to Brussels to meet NATO leaders

Comment(s) 5/23/2017

Is Emmanuel Macron Europe’s ‘new normal’?

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

France has a new president. Emmanuel Macron, the youngest leader of the country since Napoleon, is now in office after being sworn in with a solemn ceremony at the Elysee Palace on Sunday. Now people in France, Europe and elsewhere in the world are wondering: Will he succeed or will he not?

Comment(s) 5/16/2017

One belt, one road, multi-faceted relations

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

After two important visits to India and Russia, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s planned destinations for next week are China on May 14-15 and the United States on May 16-17. Then he will visit Brussels to attend a NATO summit. In Brussels, a high-level meeting with the European Union is also likely.

Comment(s) 5/9/2017

Turkey’s quest for a place?

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

High-level visits play an important role in international relations. When a head of state or a prime minister pays an official visit to a country, it is believed to be a significant facilitator for giving new momentum to bilateral relations

Comment(s) 5/2/2017

The new configuration in European politics

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

2017 will probably be remembered as the “year of change” in the history of European politics.

Comment(s) 4/25/2017

Can US-Chinese cooperation tame North Korea?

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

When U.S. President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. military to strike Syria because of its reported use of chemical weapons, Chinese President Xi Jinping was on an official visit to the U.S. Some even suggest that the two presidents were at dinner, sitting next to one another, as the U.S. tomahawks were pounding the Al-Shayrat airbase in Homs.

Comment(s) 4/18/2017

‘Not on my watch’ says Donald Trump

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

Last week’s developments in the Syrian quagmire raised a very important question. Is the international community finally coming to terms with the view that a new political - and perhaps military - strategy is needed to plant the roots for lasting peace in Syria?

Comment(s) 4/11/2017

The Cyprus conundrum in Turkey-EU relations

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

It would be political shortsightedness not to see that a serious decline in Turkey’s relations with Europe is in the making.

Comment(s) 4/4/2017

Is Turkey losing its sense of direction?

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

Turkey’s drift from its commitment to the West and its institutions is becoming a widespread perception in Europe and the United States.

Comment(s) 3/28/2017

Is the future of the nuclear deal with Iran in danger?

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

Donald Trump’s election as the new President of the United States has put many international deals at risk. Previously agreed multilateral agreements are being revised, and bilateral relations between countries are facing new challenges. Many perceive the approach of the new American president as one of the main factors of instability in international relations.

Comment(s) 3/21/2017

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