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Campaign process driving polarization in US

Campaign process driving polarization in US

The polarized atmosphere in the U.S. keeps increasing as midterm elections approach, offering an...

Fear and loathing in the Middle East

Fear and loathing in the Middle East

Having eliminated his rivals within the House of Saud, MBS was widely seen as the man who would...

Celebrating the Republic with concrete action

Celebrating the Republic with concrete action

On Monday, the Turkish people marked the 95th anniversary of their republic as Istanbul's new...

The Khashoggi case A litmus test for the Saudi state

The Khashoggi case: A litmus test for the Saudi state

The Khashoggi murder pushes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become more dependent on global...

Turkey handled the Khashoggi affair well

Turkey handled the Khashoggi affair well

Turkey's response to the Khashoggi affair has remained solid and serious since the very beginning...

Another story cannot absolve Riyadh

Another story cannot absolve Riyadh

It is obvious that the Khashoggi murder has damaged the Saudis' regional design aims that had the...

The alleged 'ideological split' in the People's Alliance

The alleged 'ideological split' in the People's Alliance

It became clear on Tuesday that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist...

Implications of the Khashoggi case for Middle Eastern politics

Implications of the Khashoggi case for Middle Eastern politics

The Khashoggi case will have negative effects on the projections proposed by U.S. President...

Whither the People's Alliance

Whither the People's Alliance?

The AK Party and the MHP finding themselves at odds over certain issues is only normal and does...

Disharmony in US foreign policy strategies

Disharmony in US foreign policy strategies

Almost every foreign policy crisis in the United States in the last few years has shown the...

Turkey's 4 options in the wake of the Khashoggi assassination

Turkey's 4 options in the wake of the Khashoggi assassination

Turkey's sole purpose in the Khashoggi case is not to take part in any regional power struggles...

Against the backdrop of the Khashoggi affair Putin must be

Against the backdrop of the Khashoggi affair, Putin must be smiling

If Washington cannot refresh its Middle East policy, particularly on Syria, Putin may use it as...

Saudi Arabia before and after the Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia before and after the Khashoggi case

Riyadh has been supporting Trump's Middle Eastern projects such as the punishment of Iran,...

Remaining obstacles for the betterment of Turkey-US ties

Remaining obstacles for the betterment of Turkey-US ties

In light of this complicated agenda, we should expect a rather interesting time in U.S.-Turkish...

Turkey-US relations after the Brunson affair

Turkey-US relations after the Brunson affair

Turkey is still the most significant regional actor enabling the U.S. to secure its credibility...

Saudi miscalculates with Khashoggi

Saudi miscalculates with Khashoggi

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will fuel anti-Riyadh sentiment in the...

Looking for solutions to global conflicts

Looking for solutions to global conflicts

New events in world politics, including the changing dimensions of global security, the rise of...

Turkey EU step into a new era

Turkey, EU step into a new era

The normalization of Turkey-EU relations is a development that inspires hope, even as global...

In the age of Trump Erdogan represents a new vision

In the age of Trump, Erdogan represents a new vision

Under the Trump administration, the United States will continue to ignore its global...

Emirati claims for regional expansionism

Emirati claims for regional expansionism

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently emerged as a revisionist and expansionist state, not...

Where Erdogan and Trump stand in the United Nations

Where Erdogan and Trump stand in the United Nations

President Trump wants to redesign the international system based on U.S. interests alone – as his...

US' Asia pivot and changing relations

US' Asia pivot and changing relations

The U.S. considered the South China Sea as an area of national interest and started to object to...

Fortifying and nourishing Turkish-Russian relations

Fortifying and nourishing Turkish-Russian relations

Talks on Syria have brought Ankara and Moscow closer together, and are helping in developments...

Idlib crisis ends with major diplomatic victory for Turkey

Idlib crisis ends with major diplomatic victory for Turkey

Erdogan reiterated his commitment to a strong Turkish presence in Idlib as follows: "We have been...