Operation Nemesis to Avenge the Armenian Genocide

April 16, 2021

Armenia’s Grievous Modern History

April 12, 2021

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Understanding the “Clash of Civilizations”

July 30, 2018

When does a civilization in rapid decline stop being a civilization? Answer: when it requires a clash to understand itself. Egged on by the media and abetted by prominent politicians and intellectuals in Europe and the US, the world stumbles toward an increasingly confused and confusing “clash...

Sarajevo Today: Bridging East and West in Stari Grad

May 09, 2016

Sarajevo’s meeting of cultures makes it one of the most interesting cities in Europe. In April 1992, Bosnian Serb forces secured the hills that hug Sarajevo, which started the three and a half-year siege of the city. In what...

Was the Break-Up of the Ottoman Empire a Good Thing?

January 19, 2015

Europe and the Middle East have a long history of distrust, argues former Prime Minister John Bruton. I have just finished reading A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East by James Barr. The book deals with relations between France, Britain and the Muslim...

After “Worthy Solitude”: Turkey is Backpedaling on its Foreign Policy

November 01, 2013

Realizing its past mistakes, Turkey could become an easier foreign policy partner. Even the supporters of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are disappointed with the results from Ahmet Davutoglu’s foreign policy. Only 53 percent of AKP voters agree with his Syria...

The Struggle for Turkey’s Soul

June 13, 2013

The recent Turkish protests are about more than just Erdoğan’s style of leadership.  Some of the language used during the recent events in Turkey — and the media reaction to it, particularly in the West — warrants closer scrutiny. Not only has there been talk of a Turkish...

Syrian Turkmen: In Pursuit of a New Syrian Identity

June 06, 2013

The Turkmen community in Syria is becoming increasingly active in the struggle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Nicholas A. Heras analyzes the minority’s history in Syria and its current position in the Syrian opposition. [Note: This article was originally published by The Jamestown...

Turkey: “Everywhere is Taksim, Resistance Everywhere”

June 05, 2013

Protesters in Turkey are voicing their opposition to a democracy without democracy. Agnes Czajka and Bora Isyar analyze the build-up to the protests and the issues at stake. Taking a page out of the playbook of dictators from Damascus to Algiers, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has...

National Unity is the Solution to Lebanon’s Refugee Crisis

May 24, 2013

As Syria’s civil war rages on, thousands of refugees flee daily to Lebanon. The Lebanese state needs to focus on national unity to avoid further political instability.  By the end of 2013, Lebanon estimates that there will be a staggering 1.2 million Syrian refugees within its borders, in...

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