Turkish voters have approved — by a thin margin — constitutional changes transforming Turkey’s government into a presidential system. The vote is seen as an endorsement for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who now may occupy the powerful seat of the presidency until 2029.
The unpredictable nature of the Trump White House made headlines last week as U.S. ships launched a cruise missile strike on a Syrian military base said to have launched the April 4th chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun.
Even with a two-state solution, issues about divided-identity communities would likely remain as large numbers of Israeli citizens could maintain residence on the West Bank, and Israeli Arabs/Palestinians might seek to forge ties with a new Palest
One of the most puzzling developments since the watershed event of 9/11 and the onset of the U.S.-led Global War on Terror (GWOT) is the expansion of the jihadi movement in the Arab world.
In recent months, as Russia has stepped up its involvement in the Syrian civil war, there has been a flurry of analysis by Western observers of Moscow's possible objectives.