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Helsinki Summit
18 | July | 2018

At the Helsinki Summit, US President Trump and Russian President Putin sit down to debate a number of issues pertaining to international politics and security, namely war in Syria, arms control and the situation in the Ukraine. Taking place only a few days after the NATO summit, this meeting has elicited much speculation over its outcome, but also raised concerns in Europe over the prospect of the USA’s “friendliness” towards Russia leading to concessions. 

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NATO Summit
13 | July | 2018

Between the 11th and the 12th of July, amid an atmosphere of rising tensions between its membres, a historic Summit is held in Brussels to debate questions of pivotal importance to the future of the Atlantic Alliance, such as burden-sharing, migrations, terrorismo and the relatioship with Russia and NATOS’s eastern border.

 

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Presidential Elections in Mexico
5 | July | 2018

Andrés Manuel Lopes Obrador was elected President of Mexico on 1 July with the promise of tackling the economic crisis and the growing corruption and violence in the country. It is the first time in decades that a left-wing politician achieves the Presidency in the second biggest economy of Latin America.

 

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General Elections in Turkey
3 | July | 2018

Sunday, the 24th of June, Turkish voters are heading to the polls to elect the President and the members of Parliament. The outcome of the early elections will be decisive for the future of the country and its political system: the possible victory of AKP and the reelection of President Erdogan will mean the consolidation of his power and the implementation of a presidential system, but Muharrem Ince’s vibrant campaign in the last few days may entail further polarization in society and the need for a runoff round.

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