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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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Journal Essay

The South Caucasus Republics: Relations with the U.S. and the EU

Michael B. Bishku

Summer 2015, Volume XXII, Number 2

With the break-up of the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War, three republics in the South Caucasus ...

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Journal Essay

Mass Mobilization and the Democracy Bias

Marc Morjé Howard and Meir R. Walters

Summer 2015, Volume XXII, Number 2

In July 2013, the cover of Time magazine announced that Egypt has both the world's "best protesters" and "worst democrats."1 ...

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Journal Essay

Oil, Secession and the Future of Iraqi Federalism

Philippe Le Billon

Spring 2015, Volume XXII, Number 1

Oil wealth increases the risk of both authoritarianism and secessionist conflict.1 Iraq's 2005 federal constitution sought to address this dual ...

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Commentary

Cow, Crescent and Star in Postcolonial States

Mustafa Malik, December 5, 2014

In November 2014, President Obama accepted India’s invitation to be the chief guest at its Republic Day celebrations. He will ...

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Journal Essay

Opportunities in Crisis: Iraq's Steps toward Inclusion

Joseph Scheibel

Fall 2014, Volume XXI, Number 3

The invasion of northwestern Iraq by the Sunni-extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) and the ...

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