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Washington’s Turkey Dilemma

Published on July 18th, 2016 | by Giorgio Cafiero

by Daniel Wagner and Giorgio Cafiero Last week’s events in Istanbul and Ankara, which left 290 dead, revealed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s weak grip on the Turkish military and dispelled any notion that Turkey’s history of ... Read More

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The Gunman

Published on July 18th, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Every era has its representative figure. The Neolithic era had the Farmer. The avatar of the Middle Ages was the Monk, bent over an illuminated manuscript. For the period before and after 1492, ... Read More



Turkey’s Lose-Lose Coup Situation

Published on July 17th, 2016 | by Guest

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 ... Read More



Why Brexit is Bad for Azerbaijan

Published on July 17th, 2016 | by Eldar Mamedov

by Eldar Mamedov The Brexit crisis could create geopolitical headaches for Azerbaijan at a time when Baku is worried about keeping the country’s leaky economy afloat... Read More



Effort to Kill the Iran Nuclear Agreement Continues

Published on July 16th, 2016 | by Guest

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 ... Read More



Conflict between Kurds and Syrian Refugees in Turkey?

Published on July 15th, 2016 | by Robert Olson

by Robert Olson An estimated 2.5 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey. They are scattered all over Turkey including Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, and along the southern coast. There are also 600,000-700,000 in refugee camps. Increasingly, ... Read More

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