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Russian ambassador

Russia is guilty of terrible war crimes in Syria and Ukraine. In Aleppo alone, Russian aircraft have undoubtedly been responsible for hundreds of deaths. But...

A blog item published on September 21 implied that there was an arrangement between the Turkish businessman and philanthropist Murat Ülker and Harvard University whereby Mr....
ISIS

Every victory in the war against terrorism brings with it a trove of intelligence. Almost 15 years ago, when Israeli forces moved in on Yasir...
turkey

The day after Turkey’s abortive coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the episode “a gift from God” and proceeded to launch a bloody crackdown....
Donald Trump

As the dust clears from Donald Trump’s upset victory, the general contours of his foreign policy are beginning to take shape. In many instances, Trump...
Turkey

In 1972, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger visited Tehran and promised the Shah “a blank check” for military arms. Iran soon became the only country...
Raqqa

A coalition of militias and Iraqi Security Forces (to say nothing of American soldiers) is still closing in on the sprawling, ISIS-occupied city of Mosul, but...
turkey

It’s time for a change in Turkey, but not the kind of change that's underway. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has unilaterally decided to change...
Syria

“Everyone is pursuing their own interests, not Syria’s.” If there has been a more accurate and pithy description of the problem in Syria, I have not...
turkey

There are many adjectives that might aptly describe the Obama administration’s Syria policy, but “coherent” is not among them. The administration’s desperation to avoid involving...
Turkey

Turkey was already among the worst places in the world for journalists before the July 15 coup attempt provided Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with...
turkey

One of the defining characteristics of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkey is its complete obliviousness to the precedent its leadership creates. Five years ago, for example,...