Elections

The Indecisive 2018 Election Results and the Prospect of Civil
The Indecisive 2018 Election Results and the Prospect of Civil War in Iraq

The African proverb goes to say that when two elephants wrestle, it is only the grass on which the wrestle taking place...

Monday, June 25, 2018

Iraqi Parliamentary Elections The Changes and Challenges in Iraqi Politics
Iraqi Parliamentary Elections: The Changes and Challenges in Iraqi Politics

U.S. regional allies, the Israel-Gulf bloc’s demands toward breaking Iran’s regional influence and the rigidity of U.S....

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The meaning of the Iraqi elections
The meaning of the Iraqi elections

In Iraq's first parliamentary elections since the defeat of Daesh, which resulted in nationalist victory, Iran and the...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Possible Outcomes of the Iyi Party-Felicity Party Alliance
The Possible Outcomes of the Iyi Party-Felicity Party Alliance

Since there is a mismatch between the ideologies of the Iyi Party-Felicity Party-Democrat Party triumvirate, it will be...

Monday, April 16, 2018

Pre-Electoral Alliances in Presidential Systems
Pre-Electoral Alliances in Presidential Systems

If a party fails to convince its voters that it has achieved necessary gains from an alliance, the party may be negatively...

Monday, April 2, 2018

Facebook says Russian accounts bought US political ads
Facebook says Russian accounts bought US political ads

Facebook announced that 470 Russian accounts spent over $100,000 on political advertisement on the platform during the...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Germany No decision on Turkey s EU talks before polls
Germany: No decision on Turkey’s EU talks before polls

Angela Merkel's spokesman rules out decision on possibly stopping Turkey’s EU membership talks before Sept. 24 polls

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Germany's smear campaign kicks off run-up to 2019 elections
Germany's smear campaign kicks off run-up to 2019 elections

There is a smear campaign that started ahead of the April 2017 constitutional referendum that aims to prevent Erdoğan's...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Turks walking away from German parties ahead of vote
Turks walking away from German parties ahead of vote

Turks who had strongly backed Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) for many years are losing trust in the party's...

Friday, August 25, 2017

Turks walking away from German parties ahead of vote
Turks walking away from German parties ahead of vote

Turks who had strongly backed Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) for many years are losing trust in the party's...

Friday, August 25, 2017

The National Alliance for Reform wins big in Jordan local
The National Alliance for Reform wins big in Jordan local polls

Official results are yet to be announced

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Germany's Merkel says open to all coalition options
Germany's Merkel says open to all coalition options

Conservative leader does not rule out new coalition government with liberals or environmentalists after polls next month.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Home politics leads criticism of Turkey Erdogan says
Home politics leads criticism of Turkey, Erdogan says

Turkish president says upcoming federal election of Bundestag lawmakers has swayed German criticism.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

French Elections Being an Outsider in a Post-Truth World
French Elections: Being an Outsider in a Post-Truth World

If the predictions of the research companies are true and Le Pen is able to get to the runoff in France where a fourth of...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Why People said Yes in Turkey s Referendum
Why People said “Yes” in Turkey’s Referendum

If the referendum on the presidential system in Turkey was a close call for “no,” for instance with 50.1% of the total...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

European Tolerance for the 'Other' Crumbles
European Tolerance for the 'Other' Crumbles

In the last few weeks another dimension of rising populist and rightist campaigns started to reveal themselves by...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

US Elections A Game without Winners for Muslims
US Elections: A Game without Winners for Muslims?

Trump is factually wrong, clearly xenophobic and dysfunctional policy-wise. These facts, on the other hand, should not...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Political Relations Between Turkey and Germany
Political Relations Between Turkey and Germany

The political relations between Turkey and Germany have been in a tidal wave of symmetry and asymmetry, especially in...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Deputy PM Akdoğan Ankara attack possible political engineering ahead of
Deputy PM Akdoğan: Ankara attack possible political engineering ahead of Nov 1

Strongly condemning the deadly terrorist attack in Ankara, Deputy PM Akdoğan said the attack targeted peace and stability...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Experts see no manifesto lift for CHP
Experts see no manifesto lift for CHP

Experts see no manifesto lift for CHP the election manifesto released by the Republican People's Party (CHP) on Wednesday...

Friday, October 2, 2015

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