Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine looms large on Turkey’s foreign policy. Ankara’s balancing act between Russia and Ukraine makes the issue even more difficult to manage. Despite several attempts at peace mediation, successes have so far been limited in scope: a prisoner swap and a grain deal allowing cereals to be shipped from Odessa and […]

PITTSBURGH — I spent two days at the Carnegie International, at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and it was hardly enough. The 58th edition of North America’s longest-running international art show is a deluge of art and information that left me with an urgent, unsettled question: Who, or what, are shows like this for? Titled […]

In an opening passage of the catalogue for the 58th Carnegie International, which opened last month at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art, curator Sohrab Mohebbi remarks, “to be contemporary means to stand in solidarity, in art and life”. The statement is a reflection on a conversation between Mohebbi and one of the exhibition’s featured artists, […]

The decision earlier this month by Saudi Arabia, in coordination with Russia as part of OPEC Plus, to cut oil production has escalated tensions in the U.S.-Saudi relationship. The Biden administration has pledged to respond “methodically” to what it perceives as a flagrant snub and collusion with Moscow, while bipartisan calls have erupted in Congress […]

John R. DeniResearch professor at the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute For Ukraine to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin, it will first have to safeguard its two centers of gravity. The first is the Ukrainian will to resist. This seems remarkably strong so far, but it will continue to depend in large part […]

At the 1895 opening ceremony for his museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the industrialist Andrew Carnegie—who later sold his steel company and became the richest man in America—set out a vision radically different from his museum-founding contemporaries Andrew Mellon and Henry Clay Frick. “There is a great field lying back of us, which is desirable that […]

Judy DempseyEditor, Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe Fiction The Magician by Colm Tóibín. Verging on biography and fiction, Tóibín pulls no punches about Thomas Mann’s deceit and his disdain for the status quo (up to a point). For his own egocentric reasons, Mann wanted to believe the Germans were too sane to believe in or support […]

Peter KellnerVisiting scholar at Carnegie Europe Fiction Never by Ken Follett. Britain’s leading thriller-writer explores whether the world could drift toward nuclear Armageddon, rather as Europe drifted toward war in 1914. Compelling, well-researched, and terrifyingly plausible. Politics The Lost Café Schindler by Meriel Schindler. The true and remarkable story . . .

In recent years, the rise of climate activism has galvanized global civil society. As the consequences of climate change become more visible, protests have spread to push for immediate climate action. Governments have often responded by adopting harsh measures against climate protests. In some democratic contexts, this has translated into stricter legislation against demonstrations. In […]

European Democracy Hub As the coronavirus pandemic moves into its third year, there is no doubt that it will have lasting effects on civic and democratic freedoms. Governments around the world, including in Europe, have used the public health emergency to undermine fundamental rights. Even as these governments ease pandemic countermeasures, their attempts to restrict […]

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