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A Crimean Quid Pro Quo

The unfolding scenes of street protests, violence and demonstrations in Independence Square in Kiev and the subsequent flight of Ukraine’s …

Democracy in the Making

Tunisia’s next general elections will mark the end of its transitional period—but it is still unclear when elections will take …

A Brotherhood Vision for Syria

In Syria, Al-Qaeda and affiliated groups have gradually emerged as one of the main threats to the survival of the …

Razeq and the Caliph

For 1,300 years, the caliphate was the dominant political system in the Arab Islamic world. It was embedded in the …

Ottoman Ghosts

An old enamel electricity subscriber disk, No. 77, hangs over the high wooden door to my Istanbul apartment. The number …