The Resurfacing Turkish-Kurdish Question and its Regional Impact
The Resurfacing Turkish-Kurdish Question and its Regional Impact

The Turkish time machine

by Kristian Brakel | Near and Middle East/North Africa, War/Warfare

The bomb that went off in downtown Ankara on March 13, killing 37 people, was a stark reminder that war has returned to Turkey. The second such attack within one month, it clearly shows that the conflict has the capacity to engulf all of Turkey. With the peace process in a shambles and the violent spillover from Syria intensifying, the resurgence of the Turkish-Kurdish conflict almost makes it seem as if the country has traveled back in time to the height of the civil war in the 1990s.

Publication Series

Perception and Exploitation
Perception and Exploitation

An ongoing series on Russia’s non-military influence in Europe

by Stefan Meister, Jana Puglierin | Russia, Media/Information

This text introduces a series of articles exploring Russia’s use of instruments of hybrid warfare since its annexation of Crimea. These tools include not only putting “little green men” on the ground in eastern Ukraine but also robust media propaganda and – significantly – support for Euroskepticism within the EU. Stefan Meister and Jana Puglierin frame the initial discussion here. Subsequent texts will consider Serbia, Greece, France, Hungary, and Germany.

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The Engagement of Arab Gulf States in Egypt and Tunisia since 2011
The Engagement of Arab Gulf States in Egypt and Tunisia since 2011

Rationale and Impact

by Sebastian Sons, Inken Wiese | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change

After the 2011 upheavals in Egypt and Tunisia, political and economic assistance provided to the two countries by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar was largely meant to stabilize matters economically. This study documents the nature of Gulf assistance and analyzes its impact on political and economic development in Egypt and Tunisia, particularly on democratization and inclusive socioeconomic change. There is potential for synergy between Arab and Western donor countries, but it remains untapped.

Audio Interviews

Voices from Ukrainian Civil Society
Voices from Ukrainian Civil Society

Audio interviews with Roman Romanov, Orysia Lutsevych, and Nataliia Shapoval

by Juulia Barthel | Europe, Government and Society

At the annual joint conference of the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center and Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), experts from Ukraine and the EU discussed what instruments could be effective in fighting corruption in Ukraine, implementing the rule of law, and increasing Ukrainians’ trust in their state apparatus. We followed up with interviews.

Publication

Britain voted "Leave" on June 23. What will this mean for the EU and the rest of the world?

In the summer of 2014 – when the notion of Brexit was merely a hypothetical exercise – Almut Möller and Tim Oliver asked 26 experts inside and outside the EU to give their national perspectives on the impact of a potential British Exit from the European Union. The 117-page volume collects the views from France, the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Ireland, China, Slovenia, Norway, Austria, Romania Bulgaria, Brussels, Switzerland, Denmark, Australia/New Zealand, Hungary, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Finland, Greece, Japan, Singapore, The Netherlands, and Brazil.

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