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...

Can the Arabs Do Democracy?

August 08, 2013

Any effort by the West to muscle in on the Arab world will be disruptive in unpredictable ways. We all know the beer-hall refrain, as the images from Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad flash across the flat screens: "The bloody Arabs can't do democracy." "It doesn't work like...

The Intellects of Tahrir

June 27, 2013

After nearly 100 years since the Sykes-Picot agreement, the Middle East's artificial borders are being ripped apart. As far as I have learned, there has always been an evolution of great sociologies at work. Progressive in the main, despite long lapses into darkness and often impure renditions...