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A Late Call For ‘Justice’ Reply

Turkey wants to join the rising powers in re-organizing the international system.

In the past ten years Turkish officials have adopted a rhetoric that calls for an equal and just world order. In the recent meeting of Istanbul World Forum (IWF), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that; “Nobody can claim that the U.N. Security Council is built upon a fair structure… More…

Turkey's Military Leaders

Turkey’s Long Path to Democracy Reply

Despite 56 years of multiparty politics, it appears that democracy remains misunderstood in Turkey. From the very beginning, Turkish parliamentary democracy has had to grapple with the transcendental state tradition which, unfortunately, has made parliamentary democracy a framework without its essence — namely its fundamental principle of inclusive debate… More…

Assad -- Endgame

Assad’s Endgame Reply

Would Bashar al Assad be desperate enough to provoke a regional conflagration? If he is, there’s a target on the U.S. personnel in Jordan.

Bashar al Assad has been at war with his own country — or vast swathes of it, at least — for a year and a half. His regime is more threatened now than ever before, and the duration of the violence has only hardened opposition to his regime from the international community. (cont.) More…

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Turkey’s African Opening: Limits and Potential 1

Turkey scrambled for Africa, but will have to rethink its priorities after the Arab Spring.

The new scramble for Africa is a growing arena of competition among the great and rising powers in the emerging new world order. Nearly each and every regional actor strives to diversify its policies in order to reap political gains, both domestically and internationally. Turkey stands out in this regard. More…