Yanis Varoufakis drafts a preliminary history of the 2020s, which could end looking nothing – and everything – like the 1930s.
- "Why Erdogan Won’t Ask the IMF for Help," Aykan Erdemir and John Lechner, Foreign Policy
- "China’s Coercion Threatens ROK-U.S. Alliance," Mathew Ha, FDD Policy Brief
- "Wanted: A Strategy for Long-term Peacetime Competition With China," Emily de La Bruyère and Nathan Picarsic, FDD Policy Brief
Ryan Gingeras writes: Whatever does happen, Turkey’s present commitment to its “blue homeland” policies appears contingent upon two critical factors. Firstly, Turkey’s maritime posturing, as conjured up by Gürdeniz, Yaycı, and others, has captured the imagination of a broad swath of the Turkish political establishment. Calls for a determined defense of the country’s expansive “mavi vatan” echoes the combative, independent spirit of Ankara’s contemporary foreign policy. At present, there is little incentive for Turkey to deviate course. – War on the Rocks
Jeffrey Frankel shows that the United States remains far ahead of China in terms of the metric that really counts.