Articles tagged with: NATO

Aamar Latif
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jul, 2013

Looking for an Exit in Afghanistan

“I have little hopes about the peace process, as the two sides have totally different agendas and objectives,” says 45-year-old Ilyas Khan Shinwar, one of the many Afghan refugees residing in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. Like thousands of other refugees, Ilyas opted for voluntary repatriation to Afghanistan under a UN program in 2006, but he and his family could not live in his hometown, Naad-e-Ali, in southern Helmand province. Helmand has been ...

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James Jeffrey and Soner Cagaptay
on : Tuesday, 30 Apr, 2013

Tempered Islamism

Turkey became a true multi-party democracy in 1950, and it has been holding free and fair elections ever since. Not counting the four years spent under military leadership following coups d’état, this means the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has effectively run Turkey for nearly a quarter of the country’s democratic history, thus becoming the longest-governing party in the history of the Turkish Republic. Since coming to power in 2002, the AKP has not only managed the longest stint ...

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Bryan R. Gibson
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on : Friday, 9 Nov, 2012

A Special Relationship?

Perhaps one of the greatest misperceptions about Anglo-American relations with respect to the Gulf region during the Cold War is that both nations were united by their “special...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Wednesday, 7 Nov, 2012

NATO of the Living Dead

If transatlantic relations were a Hallowe'en party, NATO could come as a zombie. Like the living dead, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization refuses to expire despite chronic n...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 12 Oct, 2012

Turkey and Russia clash over Syria

Turkey and Syria traded artillery fire several times this week, as Turkish forces responded to Syrian mortar rounds falling on Turkish territory. A new incident on Wednesday al...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 5 Oct, 2012

Syria: Tensions Flare with Turkey

Exchanges of artillery fire across the Turkish–Syrian border were reported on Wednesday and Thursday, as the Turkish military responded to Syrian army mortar fire on the Turkish ...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Thursday, 27 Sep, 2012

The Threat of Sequestration

What common sense could not kill, something called “sequestration” might at least tame. Under this arcane but conclusive budgetary mechanism, the U.S. government will en...

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Zachary Keck
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on : Tuesday, 3 Jul, 2012

Realism and the Arab Spring

According to modern realist theory, because the ordering principle of the international system is anarchy—that is, there is no central authority to govern interactions betwee...

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Christian Koch
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on : Tuesday, 19 Jun, 2012

Gulf Ambition

The political turmoil that has defined the Arab world since the beginning of 2011 and that has so far resulted in the fall of four regimes (in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen) has ...

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Larbi Sadiki
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on : Tuesday, 12 Jun, 2012

A ‘Hung Democracy’ in Libya

In a region that is changing fast—especially in Egypt and Tunisia—there is an urgent need to discuss the problems that afflict Libya and hinder smooth post-conflict reconstruct...

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