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Turkey’s Biggest Export

“Either appear as you are,” the thirteenth century Sufi mystic Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi once famously said, “or be as you …

Yemen after Saleh

President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to relinquish his office in November 2011. He formally stepped down in February 2012 in …

The Odd Couple

Iran-Qatar relations face unprecedented uncertainty. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cancelled a planned trip to Doha in November 2011, and anti-Qatari Iranian …

A Region Transformed?

  The Arab World has experienced a number of shifts and shocks since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at …

How the Islamists Took Power

“How did that happen?” was the question asked by numerous Western commentators as the results of Tunisia’s first free elections …

A League Apart

Multilateral bodies such as the Arab League have faced tough questions about their effectiveness in recent years. Chatham House Director …

Sidi Bouzid, One Year On

On December 17, 2010, a young street vendor from a little-known city in an impoverished region of Tunisia made a …