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EU Foreign Policy: A View from the Middle East

April 12, 2016 The war in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq damaged Washington’s claim to world’s moral leadership, particularly America’s public discourse on spreading democracy. Russia and China did not entertain such claims. This left the world with the … Continue reading

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Turkey-EU Migrant/Refugee Deal

March 20, 2016 The EU-Turkey Statement of March 18,2016 starts with these two paragraphs (*): “Today the Members of the European Council met with their Turkish counterpart. This was the third meeting since November 2015 dedicated to deepening Turkey-EU relations … Continue reading

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Turkey, European Union and the Refugees

March 8, 2016 The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees defines the refugee as someone who is unable or unwilling to return to his/her country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Election Campaign and Europe’s Refugee Problem

September 25, 2015 In October 2012 President Assad said that Syria’s downfall would put the entire Middle East on fire. Now the heat from that fire, if not the flames, has reached Europe in the form of a refugee crisis. … Continue reading

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