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Breaking the Drum

Referring to the generals who deposed him twice, former Turkish Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel once said that the trouble with …

Mr. Öçalan’s Philosophy

Across a narrow belt of land along Syria’s northern border, Kurds are staking a claim to self-determination. Where the overstretched …

Back to Dialogue

Launched in 2004 by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Manama Dialogue has quickly become a very important …

Time to Talk

Crying wolf was an activity in which Ali Abdullah Saleh excelled. For years, Yemen’s former president explored regional and international …

So Long, Renaissance

On Thursday, 22 November, Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi went to war with the judiciary. He issued a seven-point decree that …

Intervention Advocate

Twenty months into the uprising in Syria, with the death toll reportedly exceeding 37,000 and news reports showing that violence …

Turkey’s Crooked Timber

When a Turkish court last Friday convicted over 300 military officers of plotting to overthrow the government, Turkey divided like …