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Why Putin Wants Syria

by Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman Valenta

To reestablish Russia’s presence in the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean

Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances

by Emmanuel Karagiannis

New gas discoveries are transforming the region’s strategic orientations

The Burqa Challenge to Europe

by Paul Cliteur and Machteld Zee

Will other countries follow France and Belgium and ban full-body and face veiling?

Dateline: Erdoğan's One-Man Islamist Show

by Burak Bekdil

His latest electoral victory takes Turkey to new heights of authoritarianism