Deliberate categorizations such as the ‘Fragile Five' constitute part of the soft power mechanism intended to keep global capital away from Turkey and constitute financial pressure on Turkish policy makers
The West does not seem to be bothered much about the rising tide of micro-nationalism in the Middle East, which is categorically perceived as an endemic conflict zone
The conflicting interests of all sides in the Catalan referendum could prevent them from reaching a consensus in the near future
We must find answers to a number of key questions: are the U.S. and the U.K. assuming the leadership of an emerging coalition? Is an alliance between Germany and France still feasible? Could Turkey work more closely with Italy, Spain and the U.K.?