What Turkey Wants
Erdogan could force Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO bids to the wire—and perhaps beyond.
How Biden Can Thwart Putin Loyalists in Bulgaria
Pro-Russian nationalists are close to taking power in Sofia. Washington can weaken them by offering recognition of North Macedonia’s nationhood.
Why the West Should Make Peace With Erdogan Now
He is the one unsavory character the West urgently needs better relations with.
Will Turkey Expel Its Syrian Refugees?
Nearly 4 million refugees are caught in the crossfire of Ankara’s heated domestic politics.
The U.K.’s Bold Bosnia Policy Slaps Down Russian-Backed Separatists
Sarajevo’s hopes of NATO accession are growing as London steps in.
Why Has Erdogan Ramped Up Turkey’s Clash With the PKK?
Intensifying conflict with the Kurdish armed movement in Iraq and Syria will likely improve his chances of reelection.
The False Promise of Europeanization
Central Europe and the Balkans expose the failures of European integration.
Serbia’s Arms Deals Show It’s Tilting Away From Russia and Toward China
Belgrade’s purchase of FK-3 air defense systems from Beijing marks a shift in Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s diplomatic and defense policy.
Welcome to the Black Sea Era of War
It has been the world’s bloodiest body of water since the Cold War—and not just because of Ukraine.
Aleksandar Vucic’s Pyrrhic Victory
The Serbian president’s anti-Western propaganda is coming back to haunt him.
Why NATO Should Worry About the Balkans
Moscow is creating a pretext for further meddling in Bosnia.
Ukraine’s War Is Erdogan’s Opportunity
Turkey’s president is seizing on Europe’s crisis to establish his own country’s independent power.
What Madeleine Albright Taught Me
Albright embodied the good America stood for in the 1990s among my generation of Bosnians.
Erdogan’s War With Arab Monarchies Is Over
With its economy in a tailspin, Turkey is repairing ties with former enemies in the region.
Turkey’s Balancing Act on Ukraine Is Becoming More Precarious
Ankara faces growing pressure to pick sides between Kyiv and Moscow.
We Need a Better Way to Prosecute Sexual Assault in Conflict
Though rape is one of the most commonly perpetrated war crimes, it is rarely considered by international courts.