Senate Passes a Dumb and Dangerous Bill


by James J. Zogby This week, without debate or an actual vote, the US Senate stealthily passed a disturbing and dangerous piece of legislation introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA). Called “The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of… Continue Reading  

EU: Can Smaller Be Better?


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: Back to Zero Problems with Neighbors?

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by Omer Taspinar During the earlier years of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, Turkish foreign policy had a strategic vision based on improving relations with all neighboring countries in order to raise the country’s regional economic and diplomatic… Continue Reading  

Renewing of Israel-Turkey Diplomatic Relations


by Robert Olson The reestablishment of Turkish-Israeli diplomatic relations has been bruited about for the past several months. Expectations increased when Dore Gold, the director of Israel’s foreign ministry, arrived in Istanbul on March 20 to retrieve the bodies of three Israelis who… Continue Reading  

Europe: Go Big or Go Home


by John Feffer Europe has a deal on the table to address the current refugee crisis. This week, European leaders are gathering to discuss the particulars. Although the rough outline has already come under some withering criticism for being incompatible… Continue Reading