Elections

Interview

What's Next for Greece?

Eleni Panagiotarea interviewed by Jeanne Park

Alexis Tsipras’ return as Greek prime minister will do little to alter the country’s dire economic conditions, which require debt relief, says expert Eleni Panagiotarea.

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Op-Ed

Turkey Comes Undone

Author: Steven A. Cook
The American Interest

Expectations of democracy in Turkey following the recent general elections are premature, writes CFR’s Steven Cook. Instead, political paralysis and instability will mark the upcoming phase as parties scramble to build a coalition government.

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Op-Ed

In Defeat, Erdogan Shows Respect for Democracy

Author: Ed Husain
Newsweek

The ruling party in Turkey expected to win a majority in the latest parliamentary elections. For 13 years, under the iron grip of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the AK Party has been the unstoppable force in Turkish politics.This weekend’s result was a blow to the president of Turkey, but excellent news for democracy in Turkey and beyond.

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Interview

Is Britain Retreating From the World?

Richard G. Whitman interviewed by Jeanne Park

Despite the lack of foreign policy debate in the run-up to the UK general elections, pressing questions about the United Kingdom’s relationship with Scotland and the EU loom, says expert Richard G. Whitman. 

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