Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
The Arab Spring offers a unique prism to look into the changing status quo in world affairs and the role of UN Security Council. The broad international consensus on the threat of atrocity crimes in Libya allowed, for a short period, to further the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine in applied international politics. However, the aftermath of the Libyan campaign, as well as the continuing civil war in Syria, have cooled down this optimism. How the situation in Syria will evolve now depends whether Russia and “the West” are able to bridge their positions if not for humanitarian reasons, then against the threat of Syrian WMD’s proliferating into the hands of regional terrorist groups.
 
 
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Hovhannes Nikoghosyan
Hovhannes Nikoghosyan
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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