The List: The World’s Kissingers BY JOSHUA E. KEATING
A country’s foreign policy is often defined less by its elected leader than its behind-the-scenes operators and elder statesmen. Here are four figures setting the global agenda for the world’s emerging powers, just as Henry Kissinger set America’s for over 50 years.
Le Nouvel Observateur (France), 4-10 mars 2010, Nº2365, pp. 56-60
Laure Marchand, de notre correspondante à Istanbul
Depuis qu?Ahmet Davutoglu dirige sa diplomatie, la Turquie renoue avec ses voisins, tend la main à l?Europe, offre sa médiation tous azimuts, quitte à flirter avec des régimes sulfureux. Un exercice périlleux qui la replace au coeur du « grand jeu » régional
I have a short analysis piece up in the new issue of the online magazine The Majalla. The question I was asked to answer was “Why Turkey Should Join the EU?” (from the Turkish perspective). The combination of Turkey’s growing self-confidence on the world stage, the lack of political ambition being projected from Brussels and the economic turmoil in Greece certainly make it harder to make the case for Europe these days. Here’s my take on why Turkey should still be keeping its eyes on the EU membership prize:
Why are Mr. Soner Çağaptay and the like trying to cast doubt on coup attempts and preparations in Turkey?
Opening the market