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Striking a Balance

Egypt’s political scene today seems deeply polarized between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood. Violent clashes are not a …

Inspiring Extremism

A number of new jihadi fronts for recruitment and combat have opened up as a result of the upheaval ensuing …

Big Brother Erdoğan

Five years ago in Diyarbakır, a Kurdish city built on a volcanic outcrop over a bend in the River Tigris …

A Syrian Spring?

Walid Saffour is sitting in a light, minimalist office overlooking Hyde Park. A representative of the Syrian National Coalition of …

EU Romance Rekindled

The translucent white marble stairs and cream gilt and stucco ceilings of the ceremonial hall of Ankara’s new presidential palace …

An Enduring Stalemate

This week, the attention of governments, diplomats, journalists and senior military officers the world over has been turned to the …

Accountability in Syria

The world appears to have run out solutions to the Syrian crisis. An extensive five-month report commissioned by the UN …

The Great Game Continues

As the Obama administration prepares its Afghan exit strategy scheduled for 2014, Iran too is weighing its options in Afghanistan. …

Breaking the Drum

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