Politics

The Uneasy Alliance Between Putin and Erdogan

The Uneasy Alliance Between Putin and Erdogan

The alliance has proved remarkably enduring, and rarely have Russia and Turkey enjoyed such a stretch of fruitful cooperation. But so much hinges on the personal relationship between Putin and Erdoğan. Not even they can change the brittle nature of a relationship between two powers that have been rivals for centuries.

Legitimacy, Consent, and the Search for a Successor

The Search for a Legitimate Ruler

A century after the end of the Ottoman Empire, no successor to Istanbul’s sultan-caliph has emerged