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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.

February 28, 2013

Human Rights
The United Nations Elevates Syria and Sudan

It is always a mistake to conclude, after some untoward event at the United Nations, that the bottom has been reached. Just in the past few weeks there have been two new events that suggest there is …

October 28, 2015

Turkey
Decision Time for Polarized Turkey

Snap elections in Turkey are unlikely to give the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) a parliamentary majority, but could jeopardize a Kurdish peace process, says expert Gonul Tol.

September 30, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Threat of Homegrown Islamist Terrorism

An increase in terror incidents involving Islamic radicals who are U.S. citizens is vexing law enforcement officials and posing new questions about the roots of their radicalization.

April 12, 2013

Iran
Weekend-Reading-04102013 Weekend Reading: 1967 Borders, Sectarianism in Egypt, and the Options for Iran

Dahlia Scheindlin evaluates the pragmatism of Ghazi Hamad,  Deputy Foreign Minister of Gaza, who publicly recognized the 1967 borders last week. Tarek Osman provides his insight on the sectarian iss…

November 4, 2011

Iran
Weekend Reading: Egypt vs. Tunisia, Turkey’s Constitution, and Between Ankara and Tehran Weekend Reading: Egypt vs. Tunisia, Turkey’s Constitution, and Between Ankara and Tehran

A woman prays inside the Mevlana museum in Konya (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters) Bahey el-Din Hassan compares Egypt and Tunisia at their respective stages of post-uprising politics. Murat Yetkin…

October 31, 2011

United States
A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria’s President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters). Syria No-Fly Zone: Realistic Objectives

A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria's President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters). Last week, Syrian opposition activists agreed on the theme of their customar…

August 15, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Syrian refugee holding her child in the Turkish border town of Boynuegin. (Osman Orsal/courtesy Reuters) Guest Post: Miller and Stares on Atrocity Prevention

A Syrian refugee holding her child in the Turkish border town of Boynuegin. (Osman Orsal/courtesy Reuters) Two weeks ago the Obama administration unveiled a new policy for preventing and responding …

May 29, 2011

Defense and Security
On Memorial Day

On August 1, 1888, Congress passed a joint resolution (25 Stat. 516) that recognized every May 30 as “Decoration Day,” a holiday for the District of Columbia and a holiday with pay for federal employ…