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A woman shouts slogans during a demonstration against official abuses and corruption in the town of al-Hoceima, Morocco (Youssef Boudlal/Reuters).

Weekend Reading: Iran's Foreign Policy, Egyptian Dystopian Literature, and Protests in Morocco

Ariane Tabatabai and Annie Tracy Samuel find that the Iranian state's attitude toward the Iran nuclear deal is rooted in its experiences during the 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War. Read More

Jul 18, 2017

The Other Gulf Conflict: How the Qatar Crisis Is Playing Out in D.C. Back Rooms

Well-fed lobbyists and think tank experts do battle over catered lunches—but it's not as sleazy as it sounds.

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Jul 14, 2017

First, They Came for the Gulenists

Erdogan isn’t the root of Turkey’s troubles. It’s a deep-seated cycle of repression and revenge—with no end in sight.

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Jul 10, 2017

The Massive Protest Putting Turkey's Erdogan on the Defensive

The March on Justice, organized by opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, puts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a bind: He can try to stop it, risking violence, or he can let it go on and watch the already large procession of opposition grow.

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