Upon Reflection (8 May-12 May)

Time to consider weekly global headlines in an ever-changing world Selected News Headlines for the Working Week 8 May-12 May 2017 Does Emmanuel Macron’s win signal the end of populism …read more

Weekly Roundup (13 March-17 March)

Turkey suspends high-level diplomatic relations with Dutch 14 March 2017, Ankara, Turkey – CNN – In a dangerous move likely to inflame Turkey’s relations with Western Europe and vice versa, …read more

The Russian-Turkish Rapprochement

In September 2015 the Moscow Times reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, telling him that “the Russian and Turkish armies have friendly …read more


As the July 15-16 coup attempt in Turkey sputters to a halt, the triumphant forces of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan begin to ‘cleanse’ the Turkish military and any suspected …read more