New Russian naval activities around Crimea could presage a new, maritime front in the war in eastern Ukraine
Since the new presidential system came into effect, international investors have been trying to understand where Erdoğan would steer the Turkish economy. The signals so far, including Erdoğan’s appointment of his son-in-law as the minister in charge of the economy, suggest a new period of “Erdoğanomics”.
ECFR experts pick out four main topics to pay attention to ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels.
Relations between China and Iran are free from the concerns around human rights that continue to dog Western powers’ sometimes troubled interactions with Beijing.
Oman has historically been careful to balance its relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, allowing it to play a useful role mediating regional disputes. However, as the region’s anti-Iran rhetoric is ramping up and the Sultanate is having to deal with its own domestic issues, neutrality is becoming harder to maintain.
Officially they are there to fight terror, but external interventions may be more about self-interest.
The unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all.
Unlike their diplomatic and political counterparts, it will take years to measure the success of Uzbekistan's new leader Mirziyoyev and his economic reforms. A lot is riding on Mirziyoyev’s ability to harmonize his own political interests with the economic interests of his country.
To unlock sustained growth across countries and cultures, regular leadership and policy renewal is needed.
Brutal transactional talks are the only language the new National Security Advisor understands, writes on European analyst.