Turkey’s highest Court is to review a request to close down the leftist, pro-Kurdish party. Yet for the ruling AKP and its strongman, the political move could well backfire.
- The public opinion is losing sight on the democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe. Equally distracted, the EU risks a shipwreck on fundamental values.
- Since 78-year-old outgoing President Alassane Ouattara has announced his decision to run again for office, despite the Constitution’s two term limit, nation-wide non-violent demonstrations have erupted across Côte d’Ivoire. The world is paying little if any attention.
- “It is possible for us to make some sort of change; I just don’t think that we should underestimate how difficult that is going to be.” Jelani Cobb, professor of Journalism at Columbia University and staff writer at the New Yorker, talks with Jonathan Laurence.
- The political consequences of increasingly divergent feelings, beliefs, lifestyles. A lesson from Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America”.
- What does the outcome of the ccountry’s constitutional referendum tell? A conversation with Algerian journalist, blogger and teacher Karim Metref
- Over two months after the explosion that devastated the port of Beirut, the country is at a crossroads: a drastic change in the institutional paradigm seems to be the only alternative to implosion.
- As EU foreign ministers meet in Berlin, they have no easy option to respond to the double crisis at its Eastern doors. ECFR’s Gustav Gressel explains why.
- A decade after the start of the popular revolts that swept the whole Arab region, a book by Harvard scholar Noah Feldman returns on the question of its widespread failure, challenging our views on why that happened. Our review.
- Turkish intellectual Cengiz Aktar speaks to ResetDOC in the wake of Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque by Erdogan’s government