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As Goes Fenerbahce, So Does Erdogan?

Uncanny parallels between one of Turkey’s top football clubs and the outcome of Turkey’s upcoming general elections.

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Erdogan’s Hostage Diplomacy: Why We Need a Transatlantic Response

Only a strong and coordinated response can deter the Turkish president from continuing to use Western nationals as pawns to advance his political agenda.

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Iran Nuclear Deal: China Approaches a Watershed

Salvaging the Iranian nuclear deal could come at a cost China may not want to pay.

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How the World Bank Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan

Vast inflows of donor cash, intended to bring about reconstruction, may instead have added significantly to Afghanistan’s corruption problems.

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The New Age of American Imperialism

The Trump version of the United States has relinquished its leadership. It is Europe’s responsibility to step in.

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Playing US Sanctions: China Walks a Fine Line in Iran

The Chinese experience in circumventing earlier sanctions will come in handy with Beijing rejecting Trump’s renewed effort to isolate Iran.

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Iraq on the Mend?

In the upcoming Iraqi election, Sunni Muslims may emerge with a sense of being part of Iraq’s political process and future.

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Decertifying the Iran Deal Is Dangerously Reckless

Trump’s dreadful mistake of decertifying the JCPOA could have horrifying consequences for the Middle East.

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How President Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into Putin’s Russia

Erdogan is driving out business people and the well-educated – the economic forces he needs to achieve his goal of transforming the country into a great power.

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Is Economic Autarky Russia’s Only Option?

Even Chinese entities, if they themselves plan to do business or raise money in the United States, will avoid doing business with Russian entities.

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