In the days leading up to the recent NATO Summit in Vilnius, all the major players in this event nervously watched the moves of one of the Alliance’s members. In particular, the Secretariat, the reference shareholder, the United States, together with three stone guests: Sweden, candidate to join the Alliance; poor Ukraine, which fifteen years after […] Continue reading
The Turkish Century
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In 1923 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk build up the modern Turkish Republich as a Western-looking, secularist and nationalist State. In 2023, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has secured his third term as President of the Republic basing his policies on the linkage between political Islam, balance of relations between Russia and Nato and the re-discovering of Turkish roots as an imperial power. How will this policy mix impact in the coming years on an increasingly competitive regional scenario?
The success story of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan remains a puzzle to many analysts. He has won more elections than any other politician in the history of the Turkish Republic. His party AKP has provided extensive social services and welfare programs to millions of Turks, while supporting pro-business policies. Moreover, the party has underscored the importance […] Continue reading