Punching Above Its Weight? Russia and Power

No single day is passing by without Russia making the headlines for interfering into the domestic affairs of other states: hacking elections, links with the Trump campaign, cyber attacks, airstrikes in Syria, financing radical right parties … For a researcher these daily reports are no doubt a source of frustration: there is fairly little conclusive […]

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EU Hands the Ball Back to Turkey

The outcome of Turkey’s 16 April constitutional referendum ushers in the most radical transformation of the country since Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founded the Republic in 1923.  It consolidated and extended the powers that Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had already de facto acquired. On 2 May Erdogan returned to the ruling Justice and Development Party […]

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