NATO: The Shifting Sands of an Alliance

by Alasdair Bowie alasdair.bowie@cesran.org As a military alliance the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has been the cornerstone of European defence since its formation in 1949.[i] NATO has stood the test of time, acting...

Raqqa vs Kobani – Terrorism vs Revolution

There is a thin stria between revolution and terrorism. If an uprising or a revolt results in a new social, political and economic order, it becomes a revolution superseding the previous order or power...

Erdogan’s Best Shot is still in the West

Turkish-American relations have witnessed several crises since the beginning of their partnership under the Truman Doctrine. Washington’s reluctance to provide economic help to the Menderes government in the late 1950s, Johnson’s letter of 1964,...