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Are the Russia Sanctions Working?

by Maia Otarashvili Background: the Ukraine Crisis Unfolds 
 The Russia-West relationship saw significant worsening as the Ukraine crisis unfolded …

Juggling East and West

As Hassan Rouhani travelled to Shanghai this week to attend a pan-Asian security conference, foreign policy observers back in Tehran …

A Window of Opportunity

Thanks to the growing rupture of US–Russian relations, including Russia’s expulsion from the G8 this week and the imposition of …

Everyone’s New Friend

In the early years after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, the US was perceived as friendly. It was only in …

A Crimean Quid Pro Quo

The unfolding scenes of street protests, violence and demonstrations in Independence Square in Kiev and the subsequent flight of Ukraine’s …

Small Steps after Geneva

For months leading up to Geneva II, John Kerry, more so than President Barack Obama, pinned his hopes on an …

Sochi’s Buried Tragedy

Last month I was one of three torchbearers from Turkey to participate in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics relay. While …