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Three Troubling Scenarios for Turkey and Transatlantic Partners

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, September 2012

Almost two years on from the start of the Arab Spring, the situation across the Middle East and the Mediterranean continues to produce worrisome security challenges for Turkey and Ankara’s transatlantic partners. Amid these destabilizing changes, three scenarios stand out, and could prove transformative for the security environment in and around Turkey, with no less important implications for Europe and the United States. First, Syria’s civil war could drag on for as long as a decade, further destabilizing an already fragile neighborhood. Second, Iran could develop, or come close to developing, a nuclear weapon. Finally, tensions in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean could escalate from a simmer to a boil… (more) http://ow.ly/1ms0M9

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ECFR: EU – Turkey relations: A glimmer of hope?

The European Union and Turkey

The European Union and Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Dimitar Bechev, ECFR, July 24, 2012

Ties between the EU and Turkey have hit such lows over the past few years that even marginal improvements now almost carry a whiff of a breakthrough. As Cyprus takes up the EU Council presidency we are, rather paradoxically, on an upward trajectory. (more) http://ow.ly/1lBo44

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WPI: Sustainable Oceans Conference

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By Neha Madhusoodanan, World Policy Journal, July 18, 2012

The last day of the Dräger Foundation’s Sustainable Oceans Conference had a genial atmosphere, with attendees introducing themselves over bagels and scones and chatting about the future. The pleasant company and eagerness of attendants, however, belied the seriousness of their undertaking. The diverse participants from academic, business, and policy backgrounds were attempting to do no less than save the world’s oceans. With the experts gathered at this conference, the Dräger Foundation looked to draft international legislation that would create the regulations needed to stop rapid deterioration of this resource… (more)  http://ow.ly/1lsWvQ

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CESRAN: Cyprus: Is Peace ever Possible?

English: Map of the districts of Cyprus, named...

Map of the districts of Cyprus, showing the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, United Kingdom Sovereign Base Areas, and United Nations buffer zone.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Baroness Hussein-Ece Obe, July 17, 2012

Last week the All Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues, held an event in Westminster. The meeting introduced a new concept where a network of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot civil society organisations (CSOs) were calling for a shake-up of the Cyprus peace process. They made a strong case to include a more central and active role for civil society, woman and young people to work in tandem with negotiations between the leaders of the two communities… (more) http://ow.ly/1lsc09

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