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Turkey’s Shifting Strategic Culture: Part 3 – From Republican to Neo-Ottoman

Posted by Guest
October 22, 2014 - 6:00am

By Ryan Evans

(Editor’s Note: Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.)

Coups... Read more... Tags: Turkey, Strategic Culture

Turkey’s Shifting Strategic Culture: Part 2 – The Rise of Republican Strategic Culture

Posted by Guest
October 20, 2014 - 6:00am

By Ryan Evans

(Editor’s Note: You can read part 1 of this series here and part 3 here.)

Turkey is... Read more... Tags: Turkey, Strategic Culture, Ottoman Empire, Treaty of Sevres, Treaty of Lausanne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Kissinger’s World Order

Posted by Guest
October 13, 2014 - 4:41pm

By Walter A. McDougall
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(Editor’s Note: The following remarks were delivered by Walter McDougall at an FPRI Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014.)

Henry Kissinger’s latest book is a major event, if only for the obvious reason that it might be the... Read more... Tags: Henry A. Kissinger, World Order, U.S. Foreign Policy

Al Qaeda versus ISIS: In the campaign for jihad’s top slot, Yemen is a swing state.

Posted by Clint Watts
October 9, 2014 - 4:02pm

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) rise began in the summer of 2013 but became fully evident this past spring.  Ayman al-Zawahiri’s retaliatory plan to punish an indignant and unruly affiliate backfired. Open conflict between ISIS and al Qaeda’s lead arm in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, and their associated partners in the Islamic Front not only empowered ISIS in the eyes of global jihadi supporters but further diminished the allure of jihad’s original vanguard al... Read more... Tags: ISIS, al Qaeda, AQIM, AQAP, SCIY, al Murabitin, al Shabaab

Belarus Proposes Donbas "Peacekeeping Force"

Posted by Guest
October 3, 2014 - 4:12pm

By John R. Haines


Live in peace—prepare for war.[1]

-Russian proverb.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday proposed sending troops to serve as peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine's disputed Donbas region.... Read more... Tags: Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Trilateral Contract Group, Ukraine, Donetsk, Peacekeepers