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If Facebook wants to maintain its status as the world's biggest social media network it will need to rebuild trust, yes, but more importantly it will need to share a piece of the pie.

International actors remain silent on the escalating violence between Saudi and Iranian proxies in Yemen, while Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman hides behind the reforms that the country has undergone recently.

Turkish-Greek relations have always revolved around historical facts as well as myths, which still dominate the political spectrum. A sense of historical rivalry, combined with the Ottoman legacy led to a never-ending competition between the two countries. In this competition, the only difference is Turkey proved more successful than Greece in terms of its economic and military power since the establishment of the Turkish Republic.

The African continent has been popping up on the agenda of Israeli policymakers frequently in recent years. While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used to tweet photos showing the hospitality of African leaders, Israeli newspapers speak of Israel’s return to Africa.

The classical understanding of the Cold War is over, and the world has entered a new political era. However, the rules of the game remain the same. Russia's attempt to challenge the U.S.-led unipolar world system in post-Cold War era seems to unite Western countries against the old enemy.

As the leaders in the region were busy scheduling their meetings with Kim, the world woke up to a new picture where China’s President Xi Jinping was shaking hands with Kim Jong Un. Later, it turned out that Kim had made a secret two-day visit to Beijing upon Xi’s invitation.s

India and South Africa, both emerging economic powers, share a ticking time bomb of a problem: not only are they more likely to experience climate change, but they’re also more likely to experience its worst effects, thanks to incredibly high income inequality levels.

Past US administrations have made substantial investments to unlock Africa’s potential to be a powerhouse of future growth. However with Donald Trump in office for a little over a year, the US has shown little interest in the future of US-Africa relations.

Mexican President Pena Nieto is being challenged from the right and the left, and with rampant crime and corruption laid at his feet, the Mexican elections are ripe for newcomers.

The possible meeting between U.S. President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim that is planned for the near future could be a sign of better policies on the Korean Peninsula if established on realistic terms.

Successive governments have failed to reduce poverty and ensure income security for the massive portion of the Indian population employed in farming. Depending on which figures you read anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of the Indian workforce is directly or indirectly employed in the agricultural sector.

Gas reserves on the eastern Mediterranean have sparked a major dispute between Lebanon and Israel. Talk of war is an exaggeration not only because the two countries stand to gain so much, but because global players would be party to the dispute.

What has been unfolding in Syria is very reminiscent of a time in near history, in which the international community was rendered useless

It is no coincidence that Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Turkey’s sovereign credit rating from Ba1 to Ba2 soon after Turkey launched a military operation in Afrin against the YPG, the Syrian affiliate of the PKK terrorist organisation.

Notes from the diary of a Turkish soldier, who fought in Gallipoli, tell us how brutal the Great War was on the other side – the side which was stereotyped as “the sick man of Europe.”

Crimea has a prominent place in every Turkish heart, regardless of political background. It was the ancestors of Turkic people who conquered and Turkified the Crimean Peninsula in the late 13th century. Two-hundred years after the Golden Horde, the Ottomans began ruling the peninsula for the next 300 years from 1475 onward. This is how Crimea became a vassal of the Ottoman Empire, giving the Ottomans authority to appoint the Crimean khan. However, Ottoman supremacy came to an end with the defeat of the Ottoman navy during the Turco-Russian war (1768-1774), which lead the way for Russia to enter the Crimean Peninsula.

March 15 marks seven years since the beginning of the Syrian war. The European Union’s response to dealing with the humanitarian crisis has divided and created tensions among its members, leaving refugees to face legal and social challenges.

The international community, as well as Western media outlets, have jumped to the conclusion that Turkey’s counter-terrorism operation in Afrin is nothing more than a strategic move to display Turkish hard power. These fallacious assumptions not only misrepresent the objective of Operation Olive Branch but also challenge Turkey’s right to defend its territorial sovereignty.

The upcoming November 2019 presidential election has once more underpinned political polarization and the struggle between political parties in the country. The political strategies of parties from different blocs either overlap or have clashed. In this politically tense atmosphere, Turkey has observed rapprochement between ideologically close political parties.

Putin's victory in this year's election is not in doubt. But what will the future Russia look like as the country enters into a third decade of Putinocracy?

Relations between Germany and Turkey—and by extension the EU—are unlikely to improve as the new coalition government in Germany takes shape

Historically, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) were identified as one of the most significant institutions, if it was not the most, within the Turkish domestic and international political sphere. Turkey was formed under the strong modernist perspective of Turkish military cadres. However, after the consolidation of the power of civil politics in Turkey during the Justice and Development Party (JDP) era, TAF became the primary foreign policy instrument of the state after once being its sole determinant.

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are at loggerheads over sharing the Nile's water. Recently, the three countries failed to reach an agreement on the impact assessment of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam (GRD) – a controversial project Ethiopia has been building since 2011 to create electricity. At 6,850-kilometers long, the Nile is world's longest river, providing valuable freshwater for agriculture, domestic use and industrial proposes to both Egypt and Sudan. Eighty-five percent of the water comes from the Blue Nile, which has its headwaters in Ethiopia, while the remaining 15 percent come from the White Nile from Lake Victoria. Both rivers meet in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

Just ahead of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch, Russia started withdrawing its military assets from Afrin, allowing Turkish jets to conduct airstrikes over the airspace

Summer 2015 saw the fixation of international media outlets upon "Europe's Migrant Crisis". It was the largest wave of mass-migration that Europe has faced since the end of the Second World War. Al-Jazeera instigated a debate about the media coverage of people crossing the Mediterranean to seek a life in Europe; many prominent media outlets followed suit. This led to a general consensus that the media has a humanitarian responsibility to define the correct terminology used in the rhetoric.

Cash transfers could be a solution to helping achieve sustainable success for Syrian refugees.

Turkey's defensive military offensive, Operation Olive Branch, started officially with heavy shelling of PKK/YPG positions in Afrin by 72 Turkish jets symbolising the 72 soldiers killed in action during the country's last operation inside Syrian territory, Operation Euphrates Shield.

Imran Khan promises to be different from his predecessors if chosen to lead, but his ability to govern and his party's achievements in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region are contested. Yet he's confident about winning the upcoming national elections.

Germany, as the most important economic power within the European Union, has been taking more responsibility in certain situations, especially when it comes to crisis management and foreign policies that involve shared interests of all 28 member states. Germany's response to the collapse of the Iran nuclear deal can be seen as a reflection of the nation's commitment to international governance/cooperation and economic interest in the region.

The far-right movement is increasing in the European political sphere, and the EU, which was once critical of it, seems to recognize it as it as the new norm

With Trump's America increasingly erratic towards its southern neighbour, is it time for Mexico to explore new alliances?

Gulf countries are increasingly divided about the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In a complex regional environment are the splits beyond repair?

The Atilla case, which is one of the most followed cases currently in the U.S. has its roots to the attempted judiciary coups against the elected government by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) in December 2013

Turkey is a member of NATO but some NATO and European countries haven't backed its operation in Syria's Afrin. Are the dissenting countries fearful of Turkey's role in the Middle East?

Putin has announced that he will contest the 2018 presidential election. In Russia today, Putin is in the house, and the house always wins.

The aura of invincibility around Merkel has been shattered. Can she bring together a workable coalition to stop Germany from falling deeper into crisis?

Child refugees fleeing war, abuse and poverty face significant challenges upon their arrival in European countries

Mohammad bin Salman's rise to power, and his adventurist leadership is dangerously escalating the Saudi-Iran battle for hegemony in the Middle East.

Somalis have always struggled against occupying forces, but this time there is another enemy for them, al-Shabaab, which perpetrates deadly attacks across the country

A new manual for the Gulf is emerging as the stalemate between the Saudi-led bloc and Qatar pushes countries in the region to form new alliances.

Turkey's engagement policy in Africa is effective and fruitful, paving the way for a new era in bilateral relations between Africa and Turkey

If Kuwait and other mediating countries cannot make a breakthrough soon its unclear how the summit can even take place. What is clear is that it will take a long time for the people and the governments of the Gulf to trust each other again.