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April 22, 2015

A Hundred Years On, Armenian Genocide Reverberates

A century after the mass killings and displacement of the Ottoman Empire’s Armenians, four experts reflect on the present-day echoes of those atrocities and the path forward.

August 30, 2014

Weekend Reading and Watching: Getting to Know ISIS

Amberin Zaman looks at Turkish photographer Bunyamin Aygun’s 40-day ordeal in captivity. Brian Fishman debunks the many myths about ISIS. VICE gets an inside look at ISIS-land (video).


March 6, 2015

Ahmet Davutoglu: Only in New York

With all the hubbub over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to New York City this week was al…

Ahmet Davutoglu Only in New York

April 8, 2013

Politics and Government
Turkey’s Political Football

When you travel in the Middle East you are bound to have multiple “Holy Moly!” moments.  My wife and I had one of those last Thursday.  Yet we weren’t touring the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, gazing up…


May 27, 2010

Global Governance
Fifteen Nuclear Agendas to Watch

The Review Conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gets underway amid new concerns about Iran and North Korea and disputes between nuclear haves and have-nots. Fifteen countries will play a…

September 13, 2013

United States
Weekend Reading: Leadership in the Middle East, Syria’s Refugees, and Turkish Democracy

Daniel Lakin discusses how the Arab Spring has all but prevented any clear leader from emerging in the Middle East. Gershom Gorenberg argues that the United States can help in Syria’s crisis by supp…


March 28, 2014

Man in the Middle

This article was originally published here on ForeignAffairs.com on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Many observers, both in Turkey and abroad, believe that this is Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s moment…


January 13, 2012

Weekend Reading: A Critique of Comrades, Islamic Feminism, and On Syria From Cairo

Samer Soliman writes a critique of revolutionary comrades on Al-Masry al-Youm. Fatemeh Fakhraie writes on Today’s Zaman that being a Muslim and a feminist is not a non-sequitur. Rami Khouri: How Sy…


April 1, 2009

International Organizations
Twenty Agendas at G-20

A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.