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  • May 04, 2018|Cynthia FarahatFrontPage Magazine

    Islamists With Ties To Terror Lobby Congress

    A new report exposes the jihadist-linked extremists gaining access to our lawmakers

  • September 01, 2017|Hilal KhashanMiddle East Quarterly

    Democratic Transitions in the Arab World

  • April 20, 2017|Efraim InbarBESA Center Perspectives

    The Turkish Referendum: A Turning Point?

  • April 18, 2017|Burak BekdilThe Gatestone Institute

    Turks Vote to Give Away Their Democracy

  • August 11, 2016|Burak BekdilThe Gatestone Institute

    Turkey's Democracy Deficit

    Originally published under the title "Turkey, Europe's Little Problem." Nations do not have the luxury, as people often do, of choosing their neighbors. Turkey, under the 14-year rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist governments, and neighboring...

  • June 01, 2016|Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner, eds.Middle East Quarterly

    Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World.

    This patched-together collection of twenty-nine previously published articles boasts a title suggesting the final word on the subject. It is not. Focusing exclusively on the opening stages of the Arab uprisings of roughly 2011-13, the editors have

  • March 01, 2016|Burak BekdilMiddle East Quarterly

    Erdoğan's One-Man Islamist Show

    Secular and liberal Turks sighed with premature relief when on June 7, 2015, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) lost its parliamentary majority in general elections for the first time...

  • January 01, 2016|Daniel ZisenwineMiddle East Quarterly

    Tunisia's Fragile Post-Revolutionary Order

    On June 26, 2015, a lone gunman attacked a beachfront hotel in the Tunisian city of Sousse, exclusively targeting foreign tourists. By the time he was shot to death by the security forces, the 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui had murdered thirty-eight

  • November 08, 2015|Burak BekdilThe Gatestone Institute

    Turkey's Stockholm Syndrome

    Once again, after a brief pause, political Islam has won in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), earned nearly one out of every two votes in the renewed parliamentary elections on...

  • October 29, 2015|Burak BekdilThe Gatestone Institute

    What Turkey's Elections Will NOT Change

    Regardless of how Turks vote in snap polls on Nov. 1, there are a few certainties: a) The Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP), founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2001 and now run by his prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, will...

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