Paola Peduzzi

Syria
The Ankara gambit in Syria

As the situation deteriorates and the international community struggles for consensus, Turkey has taken the initiative in the Syrian crisis. While no end game is in sight, one benefit is already perceptible: improved relations with the US.

Germany
Getting away from it all

Germany is looking eastward. Perhaps to the detriment of the European dream. But in these times of crisis, all stops get pulled to ensure a sound economy – even if it means pulling away from those in free-fall.