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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
Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look

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

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

February 8, 2018

Turkey
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.

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January 24, 2018

Turkey
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.

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March 17, 2017

Turkey
Five Myths About Turkey

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

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April 17, 2017

Turkey
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.

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March 23, 2017

Politics and Government
The Deep State Mirage in Turkey

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

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