Kurdish Women and the Peace Process in Turkey (Part 1/2)

May 31, 2014

Kurdish women are getting involved in the peace process to promote a free, equal and democratic society. For more than eight decades, the Kurdish people have been pushing for cultural recognition and territorial independence. The Kurds are another contemporary example of a people without a land....

France’s Gung-Ho Policy in Syria

March 28, 2014

Hollande's approach to Syria has done more harm than good to France and the Syrian people. While there has been much debate within the international community over what should be done in Syria, France has adopted a more assertive, if not aggressive, position. From the very beginning of the Syrian...

The Kurdish Cause: Pragmatism and New Opportunities

January 12, 2014

Inner-Kurdish relations are complex and have the potential to damage the overall Kurdish cause.  The civil war in Syria has opened new windows of opportunity for the Kurdish cause. After decades of nationalist struggle in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, the Syrian conflict may redistribute the...

The Egyptian Army and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Complex Relationship (Part 2/2)

November 21, 2013

Pragmatism shapes the relationship between the Egyptian army and the Brotherhood. As mentioned in part one, the Egyptian army is both a military institution and a profit-oriented company. Because of that, it reasons in terms of costs and benefits. If a certain...

The Egyptian Army and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Complex Relationship (Part 1/2)

November 12, 2013

Pragmatism shapes the relationship between the Egyptian army and the Brotherhood. Current events seem to exemplify the existence of a clear opposition between the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood. On July 3, the military toppled Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's president and head of...