Despite the mounting evidence of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s arrant enmity against the West and the regime’s adoption of regional insecurity as a de facto state policy, the Washington establishment remains hesitant to call a spade a spade and punish Ankara for the mayhem it has generated in all directions, counter to the U.S. regional interests. No less worrisome is the influence of the “blame America first” apologists in Washington who exonerate Turkey and go as far as to accuse the U.S. of the deteriorated relationship with the country that is an ally only in name.
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BY ALEXANDER GALITSKY This is the first in a two-part series examining European perceptions of two resurgent Eurasian states – Russia and Turkey – in the context of their efforts… read more →
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BY NATALIA KOPYTNIK After over a year of a Law and Justice (PiS) government in Poland, two buzz words have infiltrated almost every area of public discussion. “Nationalism” and “patriotism”… read more →