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Rifts in Greek-Turkish Rapprochement: Part II

The Greek Prime Minister’s visit to Turkey’s capital, Ankara, on May 13 came four months after Erdogan’s visit to Athens last December, where both sides agreed to politically entrench the sustained calm over the Aegean in the Athens Declaration of Friendly Relations and Good Neighborliness. Ankara and Athens have sought to promote this engagement through bilateral dialogue which has been developing like a centrifugal spiral in which both sides...

President Erdogan Seizes Power to Declare State of War and Mobilization in Turkey

In a move that further entrenches Turkey’s post-2016 turn to authoritarianism, a new regulation signed by the Turkish President and published on Wednesday, May 22, has made Recep Tayyip Erdogan the man solely responsible for declaring a state of war and ordering national mobilization. According to the “Mobilization and State of War Regulation”, the President can unilaterally order a national mobilisation but still needs...

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First Suspect in Ecuadorian Corruption Case Sentenced

The first suspect in Ecuador’s largest anti-corruption investigation, known as the Metastasis Case, was sentenced on Monday following a series of months-long investigations and court hearings. The case investigates a number of cases of...

Islamic State Claims Deadly Attack in Oman

An Islamic State attack on a Shia Muslim mosque near Oman's capital of Muscat on the evening of July 15th left at least nine killed, including the three terrorists, and wounded more than 30...

Interview With Former Japanese Defense Minister Points to Increasing Relations with the Philippines

On July 11th, a reporter from Japanese broadcaster NHK interviewed former Japanese Defense Minister Onodera Itsunori about the recent base access agreement signed between the Philippines and Japan. Itsunori discussed various aspects of the...