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Our 15 articles this month cover a lot of ground. An author under a pen name analyzes why Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s disastrous economic policies remain attractive for voters in the country. In a tour de force, the author explains that high inflation is damaging the Turkish economy. Yet slashing interest rates helps Turkish citizens in direct ways, by easing access to mortgages and commercial credit. Raising interest rates threatens easy credit and Turkey’s banks, and could trigger recession. This explains the president’s seemingly incongruous economic policy. Turkey’s history of dollarization also makes voters more receptive to Erdoğan’s rhetoric on foreign threats to the economy. The usual suspects—former Irish prime minister John Bruton, German economist Alex Gloy and retired US ambassador Gary Grappo—muse about history, economics and geopolitics. Others share their pearls of wisdom too. So, to make sense of June, read this monthly edition.
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Content of Publication
Why Football Has a Racism Problem and How to Solve It – Ellis Cashmore
Bangladesh Unveils its New Indo-Pacific Outlook – Sadia Korobi
What You Need to Know About the Debt Ceiling – Alex Gloy
Indigenous People in Bangladesh Suffer as Government Drags Feet – Saleem Samad
The Bottom Line: Kemalism Just Won’t Win – Nathaniel Handy
The US Merchant Marine Is a National Security Necessity – Benjamin Harrison
Two Reasons China Can Be a Valuable Partner for Europe – John Bruton
More Talk Than Action From the G7 on Afghanistan – Mohammad Jawad Ali Aqa
Pluralism Is the Only Way Forward for Iranian Democracy – Halmat Palani
Old Game, New Gold: What Is Saudi Arabia Planning With Golf? – Gary Grappo
How to Win the War With AI Before It’s Too Late – Mark Cummings, William Yeack CSE
Is the Indo-American Relationship Being Handled With Intelligence? – KJ Singh
Tentative Steps Toward a New Saudi-Israeli Relationship – Anthony Chimente
The US Supreme Court’s Credibility Is at Its Absolutely Lowest Level – Mehdi Alavi
Erdoğan’s Shrewd Rhetoric on the Turkish Economy – Alex Rose