The unveiling of the ‘deal of the century’ to resolve the thorny Arab–Israeli conflict, conjured up by chief negotiator and President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is rumored to be imminent. Turkey will also be affected.
Berlin and Ankara are looking to tone down the rhetoric of their disputes. However, the bilateral relationship, the most important one Turkey has with any European country, is likely to remain troublesome.
Ankara is using its military presence in northern Syria to prevent Kurdish independence and have more of a say in a post-Assad future of the country. The problem is, its main allies, Iran and Russia, are pro-Assad.
Despite Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign rhetoric, the US still has a central role to play in international nuclear non-proliferation efforts. There is hope Trump’s defence officials and...