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June 2, 2011

Turkey
Bloggingheads with Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol and I did an episode of Bloggingheads yesterday, and discussed Turkey’s foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as the upcoming Turkish election. Enjoy.

March 13, 2018

Authoritarianism
Cars pass by a poster of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the upcoming presidential election, in Cairo, Egypt, February 19, 2018. The writing on the poster reads: "Long live Egypt". REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look

Authoritarians are on the rise around the world, but history shows they’re mostly helpless.

February 8, 2018

Turkey
Erdogan General Erdogan’s First War

Turkey’s Islamist president is the first civilian with control over his country’s military—and you can tell by the results.

January 24, 2018

Turkey
ErdoganTurkeyAfrin The Entirely Rational Basis for Turkey's Move Into Syria

Nearly a century of mistrust of America and an obsession with defeating the Kurds sparked its operation in Afrin.

March 17, 2017

Turkey
BP03172017 Five Myths About Turkey

No, its president isn’t a dictator, and the country isn’t secular.

April 17, 2017

Turkey
BP04172017 RIP Turkey, 1921–2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t just win his constitutional referendum—he permanently closed a chapter of his country’s modern history.

March 23, 2017

Politics and Government
BP03232017 The Deep State Mirage in Turkey

This article was originally published in the Cipher Brief on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.