Graham Fuller’s Five Middle East Predictions for 2015

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Only a fool offers longer term predictions about the Middle East. I offer the following longer terms predictions about the Middle East for 2015.

Erdogan vs. Gulen

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by Umar Farooq For more than thirteen years, Turkey has made a slow but steady transition towards a free and democratic society, despite the occasional pang of apprehension among some about where that road might lead. The men at the helm… Continue Reading  

Making Sense of The Turkey-ISIS Mess

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by Graham E. Fuller Among the many confusing factors swirling around the whole ISIS phenomenon is the role, or roles, of Turkey in the situation. It might be helpful to tick off some of the major salient factors that compete… Continue Reading  

Iraqi Kurds Seek Greater Balance Between Ankara and Baghdad

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by Mohammed A. Salih Erbil—After a period of frostiness, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Turkey seem intent on mending the ties, as each of the parties show signs of needing the other. But the Kurds appear more cautious this… Continue Reading  

Talking Turkey on ISIS, the Kurds, and Kobani

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by Derek Davison Turkey, nominally a member of America’s new anti-ISIS coalition (well, maybe), has for some time now been refusing to allow Kurdish reinforcements and weapons to cross its Syrian border into the besieged city of Kobani. Due to… Continue Reading