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Turkey's Next Transformation
Articles - May 18, 2010
 

What a difference a few years can make. A little more than a decade ago, regional rivals Turkey and Syria nearly went to war over the latter's sponsorship of the radical Kurdish Workers Party in its struggle against the Turkish state. Today, however, cooperation rather than competition is the order of the day, as highlighted by recent news that the two have kicked off joint military drills for the second time in less than a year.

The thaw in Turkish-Syrian ties is a microcosm of the changes that have taken place in Ankara over the past decade. Since November of 2002, when the Islamist-oriented Justice and Development Party, or AKP, swept Bulent Ecevit's troubled secular nationalist coalition from power, Turkey has undergone a major political and ideological metamorphosis. Under the direction of its charismatic leader, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the AKP has redirected the Turkish ship of state, increasingly abandoning Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's ideas of a secular republic in favor of a more religious and ideologically driven polity.

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 218
Bulletins - March 4, 2010
 

YEMEN INCHES TOWARD PEACE; WITH AN EYE ON IRAN, ISRAELI UNVEILS NEW DRONE; U.S. REAFFIRMS CENTRAL ASIA TIES; AKP STEPS UP BATTLE AGAINST MILITARY IN TURKEY

 
Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 269
Bulletins - March 4, 2010
 

New movement in "New Europe"...; ...amid intransigence in Istanbul; A nuclear football of a different sort; Zero-sum in South Asia

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 217
Bulletins - February 5, 2010
 

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PICKS A NEW LEADER; THE SAUDI STAKE IN YEMEN...; ...AND THE ROLE OF U.S. SPECIAL FORCES THERE; SECULARISTS SCORE A VICTORY IN TURKEY...; AND SUFFER A LOSS IN EGYPT

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 214
Bulletins - December 21, 2009
 

TURKEY LOOKS TO IRAN; ALL EYES ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH; SYRIA: A NEW SAFE HAVEN FOR AL-QAEDA?; ENERGY WARS IN CENTRAL ASIA

 
An Islamist Pivot To The East
Articles - November 6, 2009
 

"This is the way the world ends," T.S. Eliot wrote in his epic 1925 poem "The Hollow Men," "not with a bang but a whimper." Had he written it today, Eliot could easily have been speaking about the strategic divorce taking place between Israel and Turkey - a monumental decoupling with the power to alter the correlation of forces in the greater Middle East.

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 210
Bulletins - October 6, 2009
 

Sounding the alarm over al-Qaeda in Yemenl Hamas reconsiders strategy; All eyes on Turkey and missile defense; Iraq's political map takes shape

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1644
Bulletins - September 10, 2009
 

Watching the watchmen;
A new nuclear client for Moscow

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 207
Bulletins - August 26, 2009
 

A Carrot for Tehran; Tredpidation in Tashkent; Pipelines and Nukes in Turkey; An Iranian hand in Yemen's unrest?

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 203
Bulletins - June 19, 2009
 

More aid for Palestinian security forces; Another round in Turkey's ideological tug-of-war; At SCO, China steals the show; The cyber front in the Gaza war