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Turkish Drone Diplomacy: From Ethiopian Highlands to Ukrainian Trenches

Despite being affected by a chronic economic crisis, Ankara has tremendously increased its investments to support a burgeoning domestic arms industry. This development has...

The AKP Era: The Troubled Relationship Between Misogyny and the Istanbul Convention

On July 1st 2021, Turkey withdrew from the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women (VAW) and domestic violence, also...

Nordstream 2: From Commercial Project to Russia’s Geopolitical Gamble

“These days, energy policy is always geopolitical,” asserted German Vice-Chancellor and Economic Affairs and Climate Action Minister Robert Habeck of the Green Party. He...

Polexit will not happen, but Poland will continue to challenge the EU

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Polish-Polish War: The Thing About Unstoppable Divison

In 2016, the Polish singer Maria Peszek sang that when it comes to Polish society, “everything divides us, nothing connects us,” and she described...

The End of an Era – Angela Merkel’s Legacy

After more than 16 years in office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not run in the federal elections in September 2021. After four consecutive...

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On the night of October 30, 2020, a peculiar atmosphere reigned in Poland’s capital Warsaw. The sky was lit up by the blue lights...

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