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Central Asian Futures
Azerbaijan: Reform Behind a Static Façade

Oil-rich Azerbaijan is undergoing a major process of top-down modernization. Here’s why the reforms are happening now—and why Washington should take an interest.

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Who's in the Driver Seat?
Turkey’s Hour of Nationalism: The Deeper Sources of Political Realignment

Lost in the electoral struggle for Istanbul, the deeper lesson of Turkey’s local election is the rise of Turkish nationalism. It has weakened President Erdoğan, and it offers the United States new options in developing a coherent Turkey policy.

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Turkish-Saudi Rivalry
Behind the Khashoggi Affair

The conflict between Turkey and Saudi Arabia is about more than just geopolitics. It’s about ideology—and survival.

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The U.S. and Turkey
A Road to Understanding in Syria?

Getting to better relations with Turkey will not be easy. But it’s far from impossible.

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Protests in Yerevan
Armenia’s Crisis of Legitimacy

Sargsyan’s resignation may not suffice to address the long-brewing anger against Armenia’s establishment—nor resolve the country’s main geopolitical conundrum.

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Middle East Aflame
The U.S. and Turkey: Past the Point of No Return?

With Ankara and Washington on a collision course in northern Syria, both sides will have to rethink their priorities if they want to salvage an increasingly hollow alliance.

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Net Assessment
The Raucous Caucasus

The United States must restore its leverage and credibility in the restive region caught between Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

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The Role of Ideology
Terror in Stockholm

Last week’s terror attack in Sweden should raise important questions about how the West defines its enemies.

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Kurds Rising
Erdogan’s Approaching Downfall—and a Kurdish Revolution

Turkey must find a way to manage what amounts to a Kurdish revolution. Will it attempt to meet the Kurds halfway, or take a nationalist turn?

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Georgia's New Crisis
Is Georgia Slipping Away?

The sacking of Georgia’s pro-West Defense Minister and the resignation of its Foreign Minister has thrown the government into disarray and called into question the country’s Euro-Atlantic orientation.

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