Global Governance

The Turkish Referendum: European and American Responses


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Henri J. Barkey

CANCELLED: A Conversation with H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

Please note, this event has been CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances, as the Chairperson has had to return to the continent. “A Conversation with H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission” will not take place as scheduled on April 20. Please accept the Wilson Center’s sincere apologies for this cancellation and the inconvenience it represents. We appreciate your continued interest and we hope to engage you in further discussions regarding the critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations.

Turkey Will Never Be the Same After This Vote

On April 16, Turkish voters will be casting votes in the most consequential referendum of modern Turkish history. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are urging Turks to vote “yes” to constitutional changes that will change Turkey from a parliamentary system to a presidential one.

Crimea As a Glimpse into a Post-American World

One explanation for Russia’s president Vladimir Putin’s momentous decision, three years ago, to go into Ukraine and annex Crimea is that he sensed an opening. (March 18, 2014, is the date officially considered the day of admission of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to the Russian Federation.)

Russian and Indian Approaches to BRICS and Global Governance

Are we witnessing seismic shifts in the Russia-India-China triangle? It would seem so—but the shifts are long in the making.

The Russia-China Partnership Remains Strong, Despite America

Russia and China recently vetoed a draft UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution backed by the Western powers to sanction Syria over its chemical weapons use. As the first action by the Trump administration in the Security Council, this calls into question the administration’s ability to mend ties with Russia and simultaneously to sideline China. While there is a precedent for Russia and China to veto resolutions related to Syria since 2011, this resolution breaks with a plan developed by the Russians and Americans in 2013 to rid Syria of chemical weapons.