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More than a quarter of a century after its first bid to join European economic society, Turkey is seeking links with other countries and organisations. As well as the European Union, its foreign policy focus includes the predominantly Islamic Middle East and northern Africa, while Russia is playing a growing role. But there appears to be a lack of cohesion, which w...
Dr. Udo Steinbach
The world is watching, seemingly helpless, as Syria sinks deeper into civil war. The crisis is all too familiar in the region, with echoes of Lebanon’s 15-year conflict from 1975-1990, and the war in Iraq. Military action by Nato, as in Libya, has been ruled out. And President Bashar al Assad is unlikely to stand down, while he has support from Russia, China and I...