Is the Arab Spring a Turning Point in EU-Turkey Relations?
Many thought the Arab Spring would be a turning point not only across the Middle East region, but also in relations with its neighbors. Rana Deep Islam argues that the time is ripe for greater EU-Turkey cooperation in addressing ongoing risks — including international terrorism, the spread of WMD, and organized crime. Can Turkey be a leader in the region despite its previous tolerance for autocratic rulers in its neighborhood? Can the EU think strategically in developing its relations with the region?