EU: Can Smaller Be Better?

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by Robert E. Hunter When the British electorate decided to leave the European Union, one of the first questions posed on the continent was “Who’s next?” The fear was of contagion, a piece-by-piece unravelling of the European project: first Schengen… Continue Reading  

Turkey’s Geopolitical Aims in Syria

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by Robert Olson Turkey hopes to use the 2.7 million Syrian refugees now in Turkey as vehicles to develop and consolidate it geopolitical and geo-economic position. This is a vastly different policy from the one Ankara pursued toward Kurdish refugees… Continue Reading  

Turkey, the EU, and the Refugee Agreement

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by Robert Olson The tentative agreement reached on March 7 between Turkey and the European Union on refugees marks a significant change in how the two entities will deal with such crises in the future. The agreement is to be… Continue Reading  

On European Hysteria in the Aftermath of the Paris Attacks

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by Sajjad Safaei In the days after Germanwings copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately slammed his aircraft into the mountains and killed all 150 people on board, chilling details began to emerge about what really went on in the cockpit of the… Continue Reading