President Viktor Yanukovich (Ukraine) and President Vladimir Putin (Russia)

Ukraine, Russia and the EU in the context of energy security

This article was first published in the Journal of Turkish Weekly, on December 10, 2013. JTW Interview, USAK Expert Hasan S. Özertem The demonstrations on Kiev’s main squareMaidan have been sparked by President Viktor Yanukovich declaring on November 21 that the Ukraine will suspend the negotiation of an association agreement with the European Union, under economic…

USAK hosted “Taiwan-Turkey Economic and Cultural Relations” Conference

Summary of conference on Turkey-Taiwan relations

This summary was first published on the Journal of Turkish Weekly 7 November 2013 As part of the the conference series “Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century and Diplomacy”, USAK had the honour to invite Dr. James C.H. CHEN, the Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Mission in Ankara, and his wife Maria Chen to speak to…

A shocking statement in Dutch parliament after an uncomfortable question

During the first session of the 2014 policy debate in the Netherlands, a most shocking confrontation developed between Alexander Pechtold (D66, liberals, central-left) and Geert Wilders (PVV, aka Freedom Party, far-right). Pechtold asked Wilders two questions, Why, during the PVV demonstrations against the government, did Wilders welcome everybody’s support for his party? Apparently, there was…