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Hugh Pope

Former Director of Communications & Outreach

In The News

27 Jul 2016
President Erdoğan has long seen himself as a natural ally of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East. Any action against the Muslim Brotherhood he saw as a threat to himself. NPR

Hugh Pope

Former Director of Communications & Outreach
3 Apr 2013
There is a maturity about the Kurdish question that was not present 10 years ago. Financial Times

Hugh Pope

Former Director of Communications & Outreach

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Podcast / Global

Turkey and Russia’s Complicated Relationship

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope talk to expert Eleonora Tafuro, a research fellow at ISPI, to make sense of the complicated relationship between Russia and Turkey that has veered from collaborative to adversarial, often landing somewhere in between.

How Does the EU Help Prevent Conflicts?

This week on War & Peace, Olya Oliker and Hugh Pope are joined by Hilde Hardeman, former head of the EU’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, to talk about the foreign policy toolkit the EU uses to ward off threats over its borders and encourage peacebuilding across the globe.

What Just Happened in Kazakhstan?

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope talk to Nurseit Niyazbekov, professor of international relations at Almaty’s KIMEP University, about the wave of protests that swept across Kazakhstan, why they happened and their implications for the future.

Could Citizens’ Assemblies Save Democracy?

This week on War & Peace, Olya Oliker and Hugh Pope talk to Brett Hennig, president and founder of the Sortition Foundation, about how randomly selected citizens’ assemblies could revolutionise democratic governance and facilitate peacemaking in conflict zones.

Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

What Does Belarus’s President Lukashenka Want?

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope talk to Belarusian expert Yauheni Preiherman about the outlook for Belarus's President Aleksandr Lukashenka after his crackdowns on dissidents, EU sanctions, and a recent standoff with European countries over refugees trapped on the Belarus-Poland border.