Two extremely important events for Turkey’s energy policy took place within days of each other at the end of May and in early June. The first was the formal opening of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC). The second was the order, by Dutch courts, that Gazprom’s assets in The Netherlands should be frozen. That court […]
Buzz Lanthier-Rogers explores the problem facing both Malaysia and the world at large: whether to accept the perceived danger of freedom of expression, or the safety of censorship.
As long as NATO appeases Turkey’s authoritarianism, the Alliance’s commitment to human rights and democracy is put in question.
The Kurdish referendum takes place on September 25th. Despite widespread condemnation, President Barzani is continuing along the path towards independence and possibly renewed conflict.
To honour LGBT month, the turbulent experiences of identifying service men and women are acknowledged, while the paranoia surrounding their service are debunked. The accession of prospective nations into the Alliance raises the question of whether the LGBT inclusion status of a nation is a factor worth considering for membership. And if it should be, can religious affiliation influence the security and defence commitments of NATO members?
This podcast is Part 2 in a series of discussions with researchers in International Business and Economics on changes in the global economy driven by political, social and technological trends. Our analysts discuss what changes to openness – of ideas, borders, capital – within societies might mean for the functioning and legitimacy of an integrated world economy.
Aidan Simardone explores why an upsurge in anti-American sentiment in Turkey can actually benefit the security of the United States’ over its nuclear weapons.