Henri J. Barkey is a professor of international relations at Lehigh University.
"In sum, the solution to the Kurdish problem, always predicated upon the expansion of the democratic space in Turkey, is foundering precisely because both Erdogan and the PKK have little regard for democracy."
Comparisons to the parliament's Iraq War struggles are apt—the Turkish parliament's, that is.
The way its neighbors reacted says as much about them as it does about Cairo.
The new intervention seems to be "a half-hearted, half-baked idea."
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's troubles are rooted in his changed leadership style.
Russia's S300 system is formidible, but not if the Syrians can't operate it.
Why the Turks and the Israelis made up so suddenly.
Their cooperation was once heralded as groundbreaking. Now Israel and Turkey are steps away from starting the newest Mideast conflagration.
Even longtime ally Turkey has finally seen the writing on the wall. Syria's fall is inevitable.
We shouldn’t scold Turkey for pursuing its own interests in the Middle East.
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