Putin needs Erdogan, and Erdogan needs Putin. What to do about Syria has become an opportunity for both leaders to act as power brokers in a global crisis.
The crux of Europe’s quandary in fighting global terrorism mirrors its problems with a shared foreign policy or common currency: a reluctance to sacrifice even more sovereignty on the altar of EU unity.
After the Cold War, Europeans became accustomed to gathering in Munich each year to talk about other people’s problems. Now they are learning that fences and seas can’t keep out the rest of the world.