Coup Attempt Ripple Effect: Azerbaijan Closes TV Station

AZERBAYCAN'DA DÜZENLENEN MEDEN?YETLER ?TT?FAKI’NIN 7. KÜRESEL FORUMU’NA KATILMAK ÜZERE BAKÜ’DE BULUNAN CUMHURBA?KANI RECEP TAYY?P ERDO?AN, AZERBAYCAN CUMHURBA?KANI ?LHAM AL?YEV ?LE B?R ARAYA GELD?. (?HA/BAKÜ-?HA)

by Durna Safarova Azerbaijan, a strategic ally of Turkey, has suspended a national TV station that reportedly planned to broadcast an interview with Fethullah Gülen, the Pennsylvania-based imam who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for instigating a failed coup.

Everything You Need to Know about Israel’s “NGO Law”

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Israel’s parliament passed the so-called “NGO Law” Monday night [July 11], a piece of legislation meant to stigmatize left-wing and human rights organizations in Israel as agents of foreign powers. The law singles out NGOs that receive… Continue Reading  

Turkey’s Lose-Lose Coup Situation

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by Graham E. Fuller The dismaying coup events in Turkey may take some time to be resolved.  But one thing is already clear—this attempt at military intervention, however the final scenario plays itself out, is a disastrous lose-lose event for… Continue Reading  

Effort to Kill the Iran Nuclear Agreement Continues

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by Paul R. Pillar The one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is naturally an occasion for stock-taking, as such anniversaries commonly are. Much spinning is mixed in with the… Continue Reading  

Regional Implications of the JCPOA

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by Gary Sick What are the regional implications of the Iranian nuclear deal (the JCPOA)? A good place to start may be to ask what has not happened since the JCPOA was signed: (1) The regional states have not rushed to… Continue Reading