Turkey after the Coup Attempt
An interview with Soner Cagaptay

On July 15, 2016, elements of the Turkish military staged a coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The putsch failed, but that day stands out as a clear “before” and “after” moment for Turkish democracy. For the Crossroads Turkey, Samuel George interviewed Turkey expert Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for a better understanding of the coup’s ramifications. More ...

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Cuba after Castro
More money, new problems?

On November 25, 2016, a true icon of the 20th century passed away. Love him or hate him—and most people seem to pick one or the other—Fidel Castro remains one of the most recognized politicians of all time. The fact that he achieved such notoriety governing an island in an often forgotten corner of the globe is a testament to the intensity of the nerve he struck. More ...

Turkish protesters in Berlin by
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How To Get the EU–Turkey Relationship Back on Track
An interview with German Bundestag Member and a foreign affairs specialist Niels Annen

As part of my Crossroads Turkey research, I interviewed German Bundestag Member and a foreign affairs specialist Niels Annen (SPD) in a discussion on how to get the EU – Turkey relationship back on track. More ...

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Will Peace in Colombia Boost Growth?

In late 2015, I asked both Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas one simple question – what single policy could best generate sustainable growth? In separate interviews, both answered simply and without hesitation: “Peace”. More ...