In the Media

  • Associated Press May 29, 2023

    With New Mandate Secured, Turkey’s Erdogan Likely To Continue Engaging With Both West And Russia

    In this Associated Press article, Veracity Worldwide CEO Jay Truesdale analyses Erdoğan's foreign policy following recent run-off elections. He notes that Erdoğan has maintained a "multi-vector foreign policy" that has "enabled him to have constructive relations with Russia, China, and countries throughout the Middle East," often to the detriment of Turkey’s alliances with the West. However, he comments that "Turkey will likely signal it is open to some form of rapprochement, such as by encouraging parliament’s ratification of Sweden’s accession to NATO."

  • Financial Times May 29, 2023

    ‘I can do it’: Erdoğan promises Turkey more strongman medicine

    In this Financial Times feature by Turkey correspondents Adam Samson and Ayla Jean Yackley, Veracity Worldwide CEO Jay Truesdale discusses the implications of Erdoğan's victory in recent run-off elections. He notes that dropping opposition to Sweden’s NATO entry would "begin to thaw some of the very icy relationships Turkey has with its allies" and help lure back investors.

  • CASPER May 27, 2023

    Transatlantic Relations and the Geopolitics of Central Europe

    Veracity Worldwide CEO Jay Truesdale gave closing keynote remarks at a conference on “The New Geo-Strategic Environment for Transatlantic Cooperation and Values,” sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Security and Politics in Euro-Atlantic Relations (CASPER). Speaking alongside the former Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the former US Ambassador to NATO, and the Chairman of the Hungarian Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Truesdale commented on evolving opportunities and challenges for Central Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) May 17, 2023

    Turkey’s ultra-nationalist outsider basks in run-off fame

    In this article by AFP's Turkey correspondents Fulya Ozerkan and Imran Marashli, Veracity Worldwide CEO Jay Truesdale comments on the potential outcome of the Turkish run-off election on May 28. He notes that "the winning equation will not be a simple sum of Erdogan's votes plus those won by Ogan, since many Ogan voters are also calling for change."

  • The New York Times March 26, 2023

    In a blow to Taiwan, Honduras switches relations to China

    The New York Times ran a piece featuring insights from Mitch Hayes, a director at Veracity, on Honduras aligning with China, thereby severing ties with Taiwan. An expert on China's relations with Latin America, Mitch notes that while Honduras's decision might upset Washington, it could be seen as a rational move for an emerging economy such as Honduras.

  • Inter-American Dialogue March 24, 2023

    What Will Honduras Gain By Establishing Ties With China?

    Veracity director Mitch Hayes was invited to share his analysis of Honduras' break with Taiwan, in a round-up of thought leadership on the issue for the Inter-American Dialogue. Mitch joins academics and analysts in this overview captures the motivations and implications of Honduras's move. Mitch suggests that "President Xiomara Castro's bargain may sacrifice long-term sovereignty for short-term political gain.”