Archive | July, 2015

Nuclear deal may put Turkey-Iran relations under spotlight

The Vienna nuclear accord between Iran and the members of the P5+1 is a significant diplomatic breakthrough after more than a decade of tension. There are still plenty of unanswered questions regarding implementation and verification of the deal which is largely a technical arms control agreement. If it does not get torpedoed, the nuclear agreement […]

What ails Turkey more- an arbitrary government or an inept opposition?

Turkey is facing multiple and complex dangers with an increasingly volatile security situation in its south-eastern border. Considering advances of both Kurdish forces and ISIS militants as “threatening”, the interim government is clearly contemplating military measures. Faced with a possibility of another wave of refugees from Syria, Ankara’s growing anxiety about developments at its southern […]