Coronavirus Has Started a Censorship Pandemic
Governments around the world are banning fake news about the crisis—and cracking down on their critics while they’re at it.
The Libyan Civil War Is About to Get Worse
None of the parties involved is serious about reaching a political settlement, meaning the conflict could kill many more this year.
Sisi and Erdogan Are Accomplices of the Coronavirus
By killing the Middle East’s sense of community, the region’s dictators have helped the pandemic on its death march.
Syria Is Turkey’s Problem, Not America’s
The war in Idlib is a growing humanitarian crisis, a potential disaster for Ankara—and a problem that doesn’t bear on Washington.
Europe’s Morality Is Dying at the Greek Border
The EU refused to prepare for a predictable rekindling of the migration crisis—and is now responding with deadly force.
Turkey Is Forcing the West to Look at Idlib
Ankara’s cynical border move gives the European Union the opportunity to redress its past mistakes in Syria.
Erdogan’s Empty Threats
Turkey’s decision to allow migrants to cross into the European Union was intended to pressure EU leaders to come to Ankara’s aid against Bashar al-Assad. It isn’t working.
The U.N. Won’t Save Idlib. The EU and NATO Can.
It’s too late to defeat the Assad regime, but a humanitarian intervention by the EU and NATO could prevent countless deaths and another massive refugee crisis.
Turkey’s Intervention in Syria Will Slow Assad, But It Won’t Stop Him
Ankara's latest move might slow the Syrian regime's Russian-backed onslaught on Idlib, but the tyrant will remain on the throne so long as the world turns a blind eye.
Greece Accidentally Steered Into a Foreign-Policy Crisis
Turkey is redrawing its borders in the Aegean—and the Greek government is failing to do much about it.
As America Shuts Its Doors, Afghan Refugees Are Stuck in Turkey
The Trump administration has made it nearly impossible for Afghans who aided U.S. troops to claim asylum in the United States. Instead, thousands who aided Americans on the battlefield are stranded in a country that doesn't want them.
In Turkey, a Battle Over Infrastructure Could Shape the Next Presidential Race
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive to build a new canal to bypass the Bosphorus faces a formidable opponent: Istanbul mayor and likely presidential contender Ekrem Imamoglu.
Erdogan’s Purges Have Replaced One Islamic Sect With Another
Turkey expelled alleged sympathizers of Fethullah Gulen from government jobs after the 2016 coup attempt. Other Islamic sects, and one in particular—the Menzil—are now filling the vacuum.