October 18, 2007
Minister Bakir says Kurds favor a political solution to cross-border tensions with Turkey, but so far, Ankara has “only considered a military operation to solve this problem.”
January 1, 2014
Working toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, negotiators always seek "confidence-building measures" or CBMs. These moves are supposed to show good faith and convince the other side to under…
August 13, 2013
Today Israel will free 26 murderers, a price exacted by the PLO before it would return to peace negotiations. Israel has entered into such deals before, for example freeing over 1,000 prisoners in ex…
January 10, 2012
In the past year, Turkey has often been held up as a democratic model for Arab countries that have thrown off long-serving dictators. The problem is that with each passing month Turkey is a less demo…
August 4, 2011
Palestinian cabinet minister Mohammed Dahlan waves after returning to Gaza from treatment abroad October 22, 2005 (Mohammed Salem/Courtesy REUTERS).
For many years Mohammed Dahlan was the top securi…
September 26, 2016
There is indeed too much focus on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the person, but there are good analytic reasons why the Turkish leader gets so much ink.
July 21, 2016
It wasn't so long ago that the Turkish leader was seen as a model democrat in the Islamic world. What happened?
July 11, 2016
The United Kingdom's Chilcot report, the final report of the British government's Iraq Inquiry, represents a thorough examination of the record from which hopefully the British (and American) governm…
March 29, 2016
The war between the military and Kurdish insurgents is really a conflict over what it means to be a citizen of Turkey. That’s why there’s no end in sight to the bloodshed.
January 15, 2016
Reading selections for the weekend of January 15, 2016.