Most recent article by: Peter Hauff

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan (photo: Reuters)

Erdogan's Authoritarian Drift

Retreat from Democratic Achievements

In the past decade, there were three kinds of Islamist governments: absolute monarchies in the Gulf region, the Mullah dictatorship in Iran and the freely elected government of Prime Minister Erdogan in Turkey. How he is running his country is setting an example for the entire region. But experts believe that his authoritarian leanings are beginning to prevail. By Peter HauffMore

Columns of smoke rise above Tripoli after a NATO air attack on 7 June 2011 (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Syria, Libya and the ''Responsibility to Protect''

Don't Look Away

Because of violent conflicts in Libya and Syria, international law lawyers, experts in peace and conflict studies, and politicians are once again discussing the concept of Responsibility to Protect (R2P). The big question is what kind of military intervention or other response is appropriate at what point. By Peter HauffMore