Bundestag Elections: Merkel and Grand Coalition
23.09.2017
Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister party the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) are expected to achieve a comfortable victory in the

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Alan W. Cafruny
Turkey’s Strategic Priorities Shift, but Don’t Expect a Rapid Change
23.09.2017
The decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems reflects Turkey’s changing perception of threats, believes Volkan Özdemir, Director of the Ankara-based EPPEN Institute. But it will take

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Volkan Özdemir
Whither Germany?
22.09.2017
Will there, or will there not, be a surprise? That is the question. A few days before Germany’s 2017 election, Angela Merkel looks certain to be returned as Chancellor for a fourth term. The lead for

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Mary Dejevsky
United Nations at a Moment of Crisis
22.09.2017
Unlike the pre-1989 period there is not a two Superpower order to keep some kind of cynical peace. Instead we seem to be headed into a world of increasing local conflict without any agreement on how
Turkey’s Diminishing Optıons in the West
22.09.2017
Turkey re-adjusted its Syria policy to the realities in the field by adhering to the trilateral agreement in Astana on 15 September. This important step in the right direction coincided with other

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Yaşar Yakış
German Election: Angela Merkel and New Coalition?
21.09.2017
Historically, German elections have never basically changed the course of the country. Continuity has been the watchword for almost seven decades, both in foreign policy and in domestic policy. If the

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Theo Sommer
Pragmatism Still at the Heart of Macron’s Foreign Policy
20.09.2017
The heart of the foreign policy course of French President Emmanuel Macron is pragmatism based on respect for all parties, says Valdai Club expert Tatiana Romanova.

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Tatiana Romanova
A Trojan Horse of the West in Libya?
19.09.2017
Suddenly, unknown person, Abdul Basit Igtet, appeared as a candidate to succeed Al-Sarraj in heading the government. He is a businessman who is said to be a resident of the United States. He was never
Elections in Germany: Waiting for a Six-Party Bundestag
18.09.2017
We can expect some changes in foreign policy, in particular, regarding Russia. But this is very difficult to predict, because the Chancellor Merkel keeps the leading course.

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Reinhard Krumm
Iran Plans to Increase Oil Production
16.09.2017
Iran is planning to increase its oil production to 4.5 million barrels per day (bpd) within five years, Ali Kardor, Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said.

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Nina Mamedova
Why ‘Destroying North Korea Beyond Recovery’ Will Not Work
15.09.2017
After the UN Security Council agreed on Monday to ratchet up sanctions against North Korea for its sixth nuclear test, Kim Jong Un has to prove to his nation that he will continue his programme

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Gleb Ivashentsov
The US Military and Continuity in US Foreign and Security Policy
15.09.2017
Today, not only the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Adviser but the White House Chief of Staff as well are all generals or ex-generals who reflect absolutely the consensus of the US

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Anatol Lieven