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May 7, 2018

Southeast Asia
Najib_4.7.2018 Would a Victorious Najib Remake Malaysia into Turkey?

On May 9, Malaysians will go to the polls in the first national elections since 2013. Prime Minister Najib tun Razak and his allies appear poised for victory on May 9, though the race is close. And i…

May 24, 2018

Turkey
Turkey Could Use a Few More Reserves, and a Somewhat Less Creative Banking System Turkey Could Use a Few More Reserves, and a Somewhat Less Creative Banking System

Turkey’s currency initially rallied after the central bank raised interest rates yesterday. Perhaps a bit more orthodoxy is all it will take to restore a modicum of stability to Turkey’s markets. The…

June 27, 2017

Turkey
ErdoganParliament Turkey's Identity Crisis

As politicians purposefully polarize their own society for political profit, the result is rage and violence.

March 17, 2017

Turkey
BP03172017 Five Myths About Turkey

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

November 27, 2017

Turkey
Trump Erdogan Why Turkey Feels Burned by Trump

The Turks thought the president would be their friend. Instead, ties with Washington have only gotten worse. 

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.

October 27, 2010

Turkey
Turkey Being Turkey Turkey Being Turkey

I am back from Turkey. Great trip except for the exceedingly large man sitting next to me on the flight from Istanbul to London. That was uncomfortable. Last June, I wrote about the divergence…

January 20, 2015

Turkey
Turkey Jerky_2 Turkey Jerky

Since the outbreak of the Gezi Park protests, which began in May 2013, there has been an inordinate amount of commentary in the newspapers of record, opinion magazines, policy journals, and blogs abo…

October 12, 2017

Turkey
Trump meets with Erdogan The American Alliance With Turkey Was Built on a Myth

It's time to realize that Washington and Ankara share neither values nor interests, and that their partnership cannot return to its Cold War heyday.

November 26, 2012

Turkey
OverdoneTurkey 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…