Whoever will be the next president of Turkey will have the difficult task of rebuilding trust with the EU. The challenge is linked to Turkey’s foreign and domestic policies.
The EU needs to look beyond nuclear negotiations and develop a comprehensive strategy for dealing with Iran.
The hostage crisis is only the beginning of a larger crisis for Turkey.
The European Union has established its own set of sanctions that go beyond the measures agreed to by the United Nations. If a comprehensive nuclear agreement is reached, Europe must find a way to sensibly lift those sanctions.
For Tehran, the Syrian conflict is at the center of an ideological, sectarian, and geopolitical struggle against a diverse array of adversaries.
Turkey faces the challenge of recalibrating its policy toward Syria given the Assad regime’s resilience and gradual recovery of international legitimacy.
Expectations for diplomacy with Iran have gotten out of hand in some quarters, abetting political polarization over this issue which has increased the possibility that a final accord with Iran will not come about or succeed.
How Europeans can foster a more productive approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reinvigorate the stalled peace process.
Washington hopes to foster a new and improved relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia, but that may be a distant dream. Enmity between the two rivals runs deep.
Iran and the P5+1 are unlikely to reach an agreement on Iran’s controversial nuclear program by July 20, but a partial accord is possible by the end of the year.