The Euro play
The global market contradicts the structure of the nation-state. More than a new economic agreement, we need a new political accord.
With the financial and sovereign debt crises, money has once again come to be seen as the root of all evil. But is that a healthy way of setting the economy straight?
Turkey’s growing regional economic role simply cannot be ignored. But is its growth sustainable?
Why we should stop romanticizing the Islamic Calvinists
Some sustain that Turkey keeps bad company. But in such a volatile neighborhood, one has to maintain good relations with everyone. Given the acrimony between the West and some of the shadier elements around there, the Turks are perfectly placed to mediate
Energy security is a continual concern in Europe. Finding alternative pipelines to stay clear of political conflicts is a way of hedging against potential fuel shut-offs. Fortunately for Ankara, most of the proposed pipelines pass through its territory, and it is now an energy hub
Obama’s early experiences and recent rethoric in the midst of America’s economic crisis have shaped an anti-business approach. But his need for the “fat cats” to bolster the recovery has forced a change of tone.
Initiating talks between NATO and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, which includes regional players Russia and China, would be a concrete step in rebuilding Afghanistan and maitaining stability throughout Eurasia. But first NATO must avoid the mistakes of the past.
There is certainly uranium being refined in Iran. And everyone wants to know where the atomic bomb is. In this case the eye is quicker than the hand but nobody is taking any bets.
Sanctions, sabotage, and even targeted assassinations have delayed Iran’s march toward building an atom bomb. But sooner or later, the inevitable can happen – if they want it to
Italian restoration experts work on a project in Beijing’s fabled Forbidden City
A cutting-edge technology brings to life masterpieces of the past
Inconclusive summits and a pressing need for rethinking climate change require new negotiation strategies.