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Sinan Ülgen

Sinan Ülgen

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Sinan Ülgen, a former Turkish diplomat, is Director of EDAM, an Istanbul-based think tank, and a senior policy fellow at Carnegie Europe.

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  1. Turkey’s Triumphant Opposition
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    Turkey’s Triumphant Opposition

    Apr 3, 2024 Sinan Ülgen considers the implications of the ruling AKP’s resounding defeat in the most recent local elections.

  2. Why Turkey Is Imperiling NATO Enlargement
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    Why Turkey Is Imperiling NATO Enlargement

    Jun 6, 2022 Sinan Ülgen explains President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s negative stance toward Finland and Sweden’s accession.

  3. Updating the Global Refugee Regime
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    Updating the Global Refugee Regime

    Sep 8, 2021 Sinan Ülgen suggests how the world’s response to cross-border flows should be strengthened for a new era of displacement.

  4. The US Is Still Needed in Syria
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    The US Is Still Needed in Syria

    Jul 2, 2019 Charles A. Kupchan & Sinan Ülgen explain why the Trump administration's effort to extricate itself from the conflict is dangerously premature.

  5. Erdoğan the Magnificent
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    Erdoğan the Magnificent

    Jun 26, 2018 Sinan Ülgen sees two practical constraints on the newly reelected Turkish president's vastly expanded powers.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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