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Turkey's anti-Gulen campaign: Strengthening militants and jihadists

By James M. Dorsey A Turkish demand that Pakistan close 28 primary and secondary schools associated with controversial, self-exiled Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen has put the government in Islamabad in a quandary as it attempts toShow More Summary

Turkey's Attempted Coup: The Collapse of the Ideal Islamic Democracy

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled Turkey for more than a decade. He should be enjoying his time of triumph. He towers above the political system, able to create and dismiss governments at will. The mayor turned prime minister turned president created a new, victorious Islamic movement. Show More Summary

The Business of ISIS

Islamic State controlled Omar oil field in Syria on fire following an attack by US Air Force planes Photograph courtesy Al-Alam The Islamic State (IS) has been described as being either one of the world's richest terrorist organization or as one of its poorest countries. Show More Summary

The Kremlin Should Form a Commies for Trump Group to Back the Donald Openly

Image: Donald Trump. Stock Photo. I am one of the many residents of the former Soviet Union who has become upset with Donald Trump's signals that he would let the Russians stomp on its neighbors if he were U.S. president. One of the most recent signs was Trump's pronouncement that the U.S. Show More Summary

Two Afghan Women Reclaim Their Lives After Beating a Severe Type of Tuberculosis

Madina, in a blue burqa, is a recovering multi-drug-resistant TB patient from Logar province in Afghanistan. Her nephew Khairullah helps her double-check the dosage of her monthly pack of TB medicine before they leave the hospital. Ahmad A. Show More Summary

Remembering Sri Lanka's Black July

Sri Lanka's civil war pitted the almost exclusively Sinhalese military against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The LTTE fought for a separate Tamil state in the northern and eastern parts of the country. In May 2009, Sri Lankan military forces militarily defeated the LTTE. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: The Last Gasp of Atatürk

If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. Show More Summary

6 Ways Human Rights Is At Risk In Turkey After The Coup Attempt

On July 16, a faction of the Turkish military initiated an attempted coup. It disagreed with President Erdogan's increased politicization of religion in the country. After arresting top military officials, killing the top counter-terror...Show More Summary

Right To Health, Colombia And US Congress

Recent memos allegedly leaked from the Colombian Embassy in Washington describe intense pressure by the pharmaceutical industry and its Congressional allies to discourage Colombia's efforts to half the local price of Novartis' Gleevec, one of the leading medications used to treat Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). Show More Summary

Democratic Convention: Bernie, the Kurds and Lack of Moral Clarity on Syria

Amidst crass U.S. foreign policy and a lack of moral consistency on the Syrian conflict, what can we expect from the upcoming Democratic Convention? To the extent the party discusses the issue at all, don't expect much depth or nuance,...Show More Summary

Over Intransigence of Rich Countries, Developing Countries Win Mandate on Trade for Development

In the realm of institutions that govern the global economy, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) stands out. While the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation...Show More Summary

Reflecting On The Next Generation's Lessons Learned From Our Presidential Leadership Journey

@ Grant Miller Photography It sounded like a train rolling through a station or a powerful earthquake shaking the historic Central High School of Little Rock as three world leaders looked up with three members of the famous Little Rock Nine and everyone else in the auditorium. Show More Summary

Bring In The Military

News of the military coup in Turkey was dribbling in on Saturday afternoon when I was having lunch with a group of six friends in West Virginia. Suddenly, one person looked up from her salad and said, “If Trump gets elected, I’d support a military coup in this country.” At least one other person at the table seconded her opinion. I was astonished. Show More Summary

Greece After Turkey's Coup D'état

The failure of the recent coup d'état in Turkey will transform the country in ways that present significant opportunities and challenges to neighboring Greece. Responding to them requires first a clear understanding of the new Turkey...Show More Summary

More Corruption Concerns in Sri Lanka?

Arjuna Mahendran, Sri Lanka's former central bank governor, appears be back in business. President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mahendran as governor in January 2015, after Mahinda Rajapaksa lost the presidency. Mahendran is a controversial figure whose tenure at the central bank was plagued by scandal; he still hasn't been exonerated. Show More Summary

To Die for No Cause in The Hindu Kush Mountain

Ahmad Shah Massoud and the young Arab prisoners of the war between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. Egyptian war correspondent Yehia Ghanem continues his series of stories on the wars he has covered and the people...Show More Summary

Were Turkish Coup Planners Involved In Downing Russian Jet?

The pilots who were involved in shooting down a Russian aircraft in November that briefly intruded on Turkish airspace have been arrested by Turkish authorities. A Turkish official said the arrests were in connection with the failed coup. Show More Summary

IMF Caught in Moldova's Corruption Vortex, Time For The West To Wake Up

Once again Eastern Europe is the location of a geo-political struggle that could define Europe's security for a generation. Moldova, a small country with a long history of foreign meddling, is at the epicenter of Eastern Europe. It is...Show More Summary

Cuba Revisited

A visit to Cuba has been very high on my list while in New York, and I made it in June. I would have loved to fly direct from the US, but this is only possible twice a week, so we had to do a stop-over. It was wonderful to be back in Cuba. Show More Summary

President's US Visit Reinforces Mexico's Importance to Main Street America

For the second time in less than a month, Presidents Peña Nieto and Obama are meeting to explore how to deepen collaboration in issues ranging from security to climate change and our commercial relationship. The timing of this meeting on Friday--between the two presidential conventions--could just be chalked up to a coincidental schedule alignment. Show More Summary

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