Will Qatar’s Crisis Become Turkey’s Too?


by Giorgio Cafiero The crisis unfolding in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is bad news for a host of countries around the world with vested interests in all six Arab Gulf monarchies. Turkey certainly sees the Qatar crisis as deeply… Continue Reading  

Assassination in Ankara: Broader Implications


by Mark N. Katz Some initially expected that the shocking assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey by an off-duty Turkish policeman would have soured Russian-Turkish relations. If anything, though, this episode appears to be drawing Moscow and Ankara even… Continue Reading  

Stop the Presses!


by John Feffer Imagine that Donald Trump wins the presidency. Then, as he has done throughout his career, he goes after his enemies. He purges the Republican Party of everyone who refused to support him. He initiates criminal proceedings against… Continue Reading  

Effort to Force Closure of Gülen Schools Falling Flat in Eurasia


by Elizabeth Owen As part of a wide-ranging clampdown in the aftermath of the failed July coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration has urged countries in Eurasia to shut down schools associated with the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen. But… Continue Reading  

Azerbaijan with Turkey in Cracking Down on Gulen


by Eldar Mamedov As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responds to the failed coup attempt on July 15, Azerbaijan is embracing the Turkish government’s narrative that the botched putsch was orchestrated by followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Among recent… Continue Reading