Turkish MPs approve constitution change

The Turkish parliament formally approved the constitutional changes that would convert Turkey from a parliamentary system to a presidential one, Hurriyet Daily News. The constitutional amendments will now go to the voters in a national referendum likely to be held in... read more

Moldova turns from EU to Russia

New Moldovan President Igor Dodon announced at a press conference with Putin that he is trying to scrap Moldova’s EU association agreement and trying to get the former Soviet state to join Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union, EU Observer reports. For that to... read more

Will Turkey leave NATO?

An Al-Monitor piece examines Turkey’s shift to the east in foreign policy, including Ankara’s closer cooperation with the Russia-China dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organization. While Turkey’s relations with the West are weakening and Erdogan is... read more

Dysfunction in the Balkans

A piece in Foreign Affairs states the post-Yugoslav settlement in the Western Balkans — multi-ethnic states guided by the EU soft power of enlargement — has failed. Political risk consultant Timothy Less says, counter to what western diplomats have envisioned, ethnic... read more

USA Elections 2016 Update

March 23, 2016

By ALEX ALEXIEV Last Tuesday saw two more states (Arizona and Utah) casting votes in the presidential stakes and the results confirmed present trends but did not decide the winner of the republican race. The Republican Party – The GOP had a primary scheduled in...

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