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Richard Youngs
Richard Youngs
2017 Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow

Richard Youngs is a senior fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, based at Carnegie Europe. He works on EU foreign policy and on issues of international democracy.

Youngs is also a professor of international relations at the University of Warwick. Prior to joining Carnegie in July 2013, he was the director of the European think tank FRIDE. He has held positions in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as an EU Marie Curie fellow. He was a senior fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, DC, from 2012 to 2013.

Youngs has authored thirteen books. His most recent works are Civic Activism Unleashed: New Hope or False Dawn for Democracy? (Oxford University Press, 2019), Europe Reset: New Directions for the EU (I.B. Tauris, 2017), and Europe’s Eastern Crisis: The Geopolitics of Asymmetry (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

New Directions for European Assistance in Turkey

2016/17 Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Richard Youngs and Kadir Has University PhD student Müjge Küçükkeleş‘ report New Directions for European Assistance in Turkey was published in March 2017.

Recent political developments in Turkey and its surrounding region pose challenges for the kind of cooperation programs that European aid donors operate inside Turkey. This report examines how European donors are reacting to the evolving political and security context in and around Turkey and provides thoughts on how they should reorientate their aid programs.

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New Directions in European Cooperation in Turkey

The Initiative organized a report discussion for 2017 Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Richard Youngs’ forthcoming report “New Directions in European Cooperation in Turkey” on January 17, 2017 at IPC.

The Future of the Liberal Order

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative and Transatlantic Academy co-organized a full-day event titled "IPC Observatory: The Future of the Liberal Order" on May 23, 2013 at the Seed, Istanbul.