Middle East


Implications for Russia’s Syria Withdrawal

John-Daniel Kelley

The announcement of a withdrawal of most of the Russian military forces in Syria likely indicates the Kremlin’s willingness for a political solution to the conflict.  The US and its allies should use the resumption of the peace talks in Geneva to ensure Russian…


Erdogan’s War on Dissent Cannot Be Ignored

Nicholas Varangis

The EU must freeze accession talks with Turkey and hold its government responsible for declining human rights and freedoms of the press. It is hypocritical that Turkey wants a fast track into EU membership, when it is arguably sliding towards autocracy, putting…