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Journal Essay

Libya since 2011: Political Transformation and Violence

Hanspeter Mattes

Summer 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 2

After more than 40 years of authoritarian rule, the Qadhafi regime was overthrown by force in October 2011.1 The total ...

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Speech

The End of the American Empire

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, April 2, 2016

I’m here to talk about the end of the American empire. But before I do I want to ...

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Hill Forum

The ISIS Threat to U.S. National Security

, January 21, 2016

The following is an unedited transcript of the eighty-third in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by ...

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Commentary

Turkey Heads to the Polls... Again

Middle East Policy Council, October 30, 2015

Turkey goes to the polls this Sunday for the fourth time in two years. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

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Journal Essay

Egypt's Conspiracy Discourse: Liberals, Copts and Islamists

Sherifa Zuhur and Marlyn Tadros

Fall 2015, Volume XXII, Number 3

Edward Said's concept of orientalism was developed from his perception of the role of scholarship in the West's exploitation of ...

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Commentary

Many Fear Authoritarian Turn as Turkish Elections Loom

Middle East Policy Council, May 29, 2015

On June 7, Turkish voters will cast their ballots for their country’s parliamentary elections. But this election is about ...

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