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The unequal brothers – Turkey, Iran and the nuclear dispute

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Turkey and Iran have traditionally had a strained relationship. On the one hand, this can be clearly seen in their rivalry for predominance in the region, but on the other, it is shot through with the need for neighbourly cooperation. 

By Kristian Brakel

The Wrong Man in the Wrong Place

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Hungary’s dubious candidacy for the neighbourhood and enlargement policy portfolio: After the rejection of László Trócsányi, the country’s acting ambassador to the EU, Olivér Várhelyi, was soon afterwards nominated by Viktor Orbán to the position. There are major questions hanging over his nomination

By Benedek Jávor

Integration for whom?

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The integration processes of Syrian refugees in Turkey. This piece explores the politics of integration in relation to how policy makers interpret integration and where refugees stand in their interpretation.

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Free, fair, and alive: the insurgent power of the commons

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Book

Ambitious, sophisticated, and resolutely grounded in everyday realities, "Free, Fair and Alive" present a compelling vision of a future that can actually work. Written by two highly experienced commons activists, this book is at once a penetrating cultural critique, table-pounding political treatise, and practical playbook for building a new world of commoning.

Climate Change and the EU Budget 2021-2027

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The EU, its institutions and all Member States must prioritize urgent action in order to implement the Paris Agreement's goal to limit the increase in temperatures to 1.5°C. The MFF 2021-2027 is the last investment cycle to help change course, and a stronger climate performance is urgently needed to reach our 2030 climate targets.

From «Paymaster of Europe» to «Shaper of Europeʼs future»

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Although the European Union is facing enormous political challenges, Germany has shown little initiative in European politics in recent years. Proposed reforms of other member states, such as France, have been mostly opposed on the grounds that «the German taxpayers» must not be even further burdened. This study investigates the factual and popular basis of this narrative.

International Relations

External Relations

The Swedish Feminist Foreign Policy

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In 2015 Sweden announced to adopt a feminist foreign policy, making it the first country in the world to implement this aspect in the work of Swedish foreign affairs. What happened since then?

By Johan Frisell
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European Integration

Nationalism in Turkey: Roots and Contemporary Answers

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Nationalism has been the most influential trend in both current political discussions as well as the in emergence of more engrained political processes in Turkey. In all political strands from the far left to the far right, a ferment, or at least an influential force of nationalism exists in varying tones and different degrees. 

By Yahya Kemal Can
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Democracy

British MPs fight back against the Brexiteer coup

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Having been elected as prime minister with a mandate from considerably less than 1% of the adult British population - the 180,000 members of the Conservative Party - Boris Johnson is attempting to remove the primary check on his power by breaking up the UK Parliament.

By James Bartholomeusz

Political Parties & Participation

Human Rights & Gender

The European elections 2019: Learning from mistakes made

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The appointment of Ursula von der Leyen as the new President of the European Commission comes as a setback regarding all attempts to strengthen the European Parliament through the lead candidate, or Spitzenkandidaten, principle. The European Parliament must now try to push forward the process of its own legal strengthening and for transnational lists.

By Dr. Christine Pütz, Eva van de Rakt
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Ecology

European Energy Transition

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International Climate Cooperation

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund

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The fund is supposed to contribute to sustainable land use but is run by a financial asset company and poses substantial risks for peasant farmers. 

By Jutta Kill
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