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August 14, 2019

Conflict Prevention
How to Win Friends and Avoid Forever Wars

Major powers need to provide less support for proxy forces and place more emphasis on conflict resolution.

A man rides on a bike past rubble in Ein Terma, a district of eastern Ghouta, Syria.

August 6, 2014

Turkey
What a Turkey!

This article was originally published here on Politico.com on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. If Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan were an American politician, he would be an excellent candidate …

WhatATurkey_CROPPED

May 13, 2013

United States
Turkey: Rescue Me

The Turkish government’s tepid response to the car bombings in Reyhanli last Friday should help bring to a merciful end the prevailing meme in Washington that Ankara is poised to lead the Middle East…

TurkeyRescueMe

November 26, 2012

Turkey
Overdone Turkey

The excerpt below is from an article originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. I look forward to reading your comments. One day before announcing Wednesday, Nov…

OverdoneTurkey

July 29, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 20–26

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 20 to 26, 2019.

Map of Nigeria shaded to reflect NST-documented deaths per state.

July 25, 2019

Global Governance
Apathy Continues to Plague Global Health

In a world awash in troubles, nothing less than catastrophe will spur policymakers to forceful action on global health. Unfortunately, concerted action could come too late to prevent local crises fro…

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman as part of the Ebola screening upon entering the General Hospital in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo on July 15, 2019.

July 22, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
مع السلامة, Güle, güle, להתראות, Farewell

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.  So it is with From the Potomac to the Euphrates.  It has been a lot of fun during the last nine years, spanning I have lost count of how many…

An Egyptian pigeon fancier waves on his pigeons with a flag of Al Ahly Sport Club to guide them as the Great Pyramids are seen during sunset in Cairo, Egypt November 19, 2018.

July 18, 2019

Development
Development Turns Competitive With Mixed Results

A vast gulf remains between development financing and development goals. International competition could help bridge that gap, but has produced mixed results to date.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun at the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, China, on April 25, 2019.

June 25, 2018

Turkey
Turkey’s Elections: Partially Free, Fair, and Fake

It should not be a surprise except to the most hopeful that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is once again president of Turkey and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will enjoy an effective parliamentary ma…

A supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds his picture in front of a Turkish flag, in front of Turkey's ruling AK Party (AKP) headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. June 24, 2018.

July 10, 2019

Americas
Mexico Can’t Solve Its Three Biggest Crises Alone

Dealing with Central American migrants, rising crime and faltering energy supplies will require more U.S. help.

Members of the National Guard patrol around the neighborhoods in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Mexico July 5, 2019