Tag Archive: Democracy

The West, the liberal order and (post-coup) Turkey

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The West’s response to the democratic backsliding occurring in Turkey under Erdogan (which is accelerating post-coup) should be the steadfast support of bottom-up democratisation efforts in Turkey. However, if the West decides that strategic interests in Turkey trump liberal principles, its weakening liberal international order will be hit further and hasten the arrival of a post-Western order.

Staying Belgian, investing in Europe

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In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on Brussels, Sven Biscop argues that now is not the time for grand words but greater European solidarity and cooperation.

The Baltic states: an affirmation of the West

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In this article, James Rogers and Luis Simón argue that the Baltic states – as the West’s frontier – must be vigorously supported by the Atlantic Alliance, particularly in the face of Russian aggression and revisionism in Ukraine.

Does the ‘West’ exist?

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Stanley R. Sloan argues that while the West’s existence will not be on the agenda of the NATO Wales Summit in September, it is an important question that will form a backdrop for that meeting and serve as a template for measuring its success.

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