Daily Archives: December 28, 2012

Rationality and politics aren’t easy bedfellows, so we shouldn’t be surprised that the relationship between the EU and Turkey has become more prickly than is sensible for either side. But the case for them to forge closer links is overwhelming on economic, security and cultural grounds. 2013 could – and should – be the year the relationship takes a turn for the better.  Read more

The number 13 is unlucky in Western minds. It is not in Asian minds. This may explain in part why many Westerners view 2013 with foreboding. Most Asians do not. Read more