Europe

Erdogan and Austria’s Far Right: Enemies Who Help Each Other

Erdogan and Austria’s Far Right: Enemies Who Help Each Other

For Erdoğan, Turkish citizens in Austria as well as Germany constitute a “pool of voters for the AKP,” which he may need to draw upon in the 2023 presidential election given his declining popularity at home. But Erdogan is only able to draw on them because he is playing the kind of music Turks in Austria want to hear.

Germany’s ‘Gray Wolves’ and Turkish Radicalization

Turkish 'Gray Wolves' Haunt Europe

Calls within the EU to designate the Ülkü Ocaklari, also known by the moniker “Gray Wolves,” as a terrorist group are portrayed as a crackdown on Turkish far-right extremism. But it raises questions on broader issues about assimilation and inclusion of Turkish immigrants in Europe.

Lukashenko’s Crazy-Stupid Hamas Headfake

Lukashenko’s Crazy-Stupid Hamas Headfake

Adding to the fact that the message was sent after the mid-air bomb theatrics unfolded, the sought-for cease fire referenced in the email had already taken effect on Friday, two days before this communique was sent out.

Michael Weiss
Jailing Jihadists in the West

Jailing Jihadists in the West

Western prison systems still struggle to incarcerate notorious jihadists or ideologues. One major case was that of Abu Qatada, dubbed “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man.”

Tam Hussein
The Long and Troubled History of the French Republic and Islam

The Long and Troubled History of the French Republic and Islam

Ever since Napoleon disembarked at Alexandria, France has had a complicated relationship with North Africa and Islam. Over the centuries it has been marked by politics, power, betrayal and misunderstandings.

Jean-Pierre Filiu