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How Turkey and China Undermine Their Future Prosperity

Ruling by oppression stunts human development and significantly reduces an economy’s ability to advance.

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Why the United States and the West Can’t Win With Turkey

Examining the perfectly closed loops of circular Islamist thinking.

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Will Germans Turn Sour on Turkey-Russia Deal?

Trade flows in agricultural products and the high-stakes games of international sanctions.

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Merkel and Turkey: Six Fundamental Errors

Does Germany’s Chancellor really not understand the cynical ways in which Turkey’s President plays her? Is it naiveté – or appeasement?

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Absolute Power: Erdogan’s Self-Made Trap

With next to no obstacles in his way any longer, Turkey’s President will soon run out of people to blame for Turkey’s mounting woes. The country will suffer.

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U.S. Republicans and Erdogan: The Dangerous Lure of Take-No-Prisoners Politics

John Boehner’s resignation foreshadows the United States’ turn towards completely dysfunctional politics at home, à la Turkey.

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Selling Out the Kurds

To recruit Turkey against ISIS, the United States lost sight of its true friends.

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It’s Not a Conspiracy, Mr. Erdogan!

Does it make sense for Turkey’s Prime Minister to attack financial markets? They have actually been his country’s friend.

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Erdogan’s Fundamental Miscalculation

Why do the AK Party’s own followers have doubts about Erdogan’s path for Turkey’s future?

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Pakistan’s Elections: How to Remake a Society

Could all the suicide bombings and car bombs indicate that the forces of medievalism are losing the battle for Pakistan?

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