Tag Archives: authoritarian government

An Open Letter to President Erdogan

When Erdogan leaves the political scene, it will be with a public mixture of contempt and relief – not with the reverence that was bestowed upon Atatürk.

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Will Central Asia Follow Egypt’s Example?

Will the chain reaction of protests crossing the Middle East now reach Central Asia?

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Putting Putin Into the Context of Russian History

How did Putin — like his predecessor Catherine the Great — turn Russia’s gaze inward rather than westward?

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