Monthly Archives: April 2019

Turkey-US Relations and Iran Sanctions

April 25, 2019 President Hassan Rouhani had called the JCPOA a “golden page” in his country’s history, opening a new chapter in Iran’s engagement with the world. It was hoped that the deal would end decades of hostile relations between … Continue reading

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Arab Spring Aftershocks

April 12, 2019 In February, tens of thousands of Algerians took to the streets demanding an end to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s two decades-long rule. On April 3, he had to resign. To put it more accurately, he was removed from … Continue reading

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Counting and Recounting …

April 7, 2019 On March 31 Turkey had municipal elections. The result was a yellow card for the government. However, the ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) immediately asked for recounts in Ankara and İstanbul where, according to initial figures, … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Municipal Elections: A Yellow Card for the Government

Co-authored with Yusuf Buluc (*) April 1, 2019 The significance of an election in a democratically governed country is determined by the context and the framework in which it is held, as well the political backdrop. If these parameters were … Continue reading

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