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Kurdish Problem
Prospects for Resolution of the Kurdish Question A Realist Perspective
Prospects for Resolution of the Kurdish Question: A Realist Perspective

The developments in early 2013 generated expectations that the almost three decades old armed conflict between the Turkish...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Islam Conservatism and Democracy in Turkey Comparing Turgut Özal and
Islam, Conservatism, and Democracy in Turkey: Comparing Turgut Özal and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

In the absence of a politically influential aristocracy and the entrepreneurial middle class, the political and economic...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Remembering Turgut Özal Some Personal Recollections
Remembering Turgut Özal: Some Personal Recollections

An American ambassador recounts some of his dealings with Turgut Ozal, particularly on the first Iraq war, and provides...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Turkey and the European Union 2014 and Beyond
Turkey and the European Union: 2014 and Beyond

It seems likely that in 2013 Turkey and the EU will restart technical negotiations on one or more chapters. A real...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Turkey s Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan State Identity and
Turkey’s Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan: State Identity and Security in the Middle East and Caucasus

In this timely book Alexander Murinson explores the forces behind the entente between Turkey, Israel, and Azerbaijan. He...

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Kurdish Question The Reasons and Fortunes of the Opening
The Kurdish Question: The Reasons and Fortunes of the ‘Opening’

This commentary reflects on the Turkish government’s recent ‘opening’ to address the Kurdish problem and the domestic,...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Key to the Democratic Opening Rethinking Citizenship Ethnicity and
A Key to the “Democratic Opening”: Rethinking Citizenship, Ethnicity and Turkish Nation-State

This article focuses on the ongoing process of transition in Turkey from a “homogeneous national identity”, which produced...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Militant Kurds A Dual Strategy for Freedom
The Militant Kurds: A Dual Strategy for Freedom

This is not just another book criticizing Turkey for its well-known Kurdish problem. Rather it is an ably crafted analysis...

Saturday, October 1, 2011


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