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Turkey's Economy: Now for the Hard Part

The years of easy growth are over. Turkey can only sustain its economic success by undertaking bold reforms. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.

Murat Ucer |

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Humpty Dumpty in Kurdistan

Stopping the Islamic State's murderous advance is one thing. But resolving the political crisis between Shiite Baghdad and the Sunni power brokers up north might be impossible.

Kirk Sowell |

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A Checklist for a New Afghanistan

The new unity government has many challenges before it, but also the opportunity to build self-sufficient governance and economic growth.

Mohammad H. Qayoumi |

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The Big Lie Americans Tell Themselves

Stopping genocide has never been a core interest of the United States.

Dhruva Jaishankar |

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The Peacock Angel and the Pythagorean Theorem

A thousand years ago, Yazidis and tiny pagan sects flourished under the caliphate. But the days of the tolerant Islamic state are over.

Gerard Russell |

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Fair-Weather Friend

Iran claims to be Palestine’s biggest proponent. So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza?

Trita Parsi |

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The Failed Islamic States Index

Why jihadis stink at governing.

J. Dana Stuster |

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Africa's Free Trade Hangover

Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.

Rick Rowden |

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Saakashvili Doesn't Need a Little Help from His Friends

Georgia's ex-president stands accused of abusing his power. His friends in the West should let the law run its course.

Lincoln Mitchell |

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Why East Africa's Borders Are Blowing Up

Lines between countries used to have little importance in Africa's most dynamic region. How times have changed.

Daniel Branch |

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Is It Now Legal to Be Gay in Uganda?

The country's infamous anti-homosexuality law has been struck down -- but homophobia is still dangerously enshrined in the country's penal code.

Neela Ghoshal |

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Turning Good Intentions to Action

How the United States should refocus and retool its soft-power economic diplomacy.

Robert Mosbacher Jr. |

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Tsar Vladimir the First

Putin isn’t trying to win the Cold War -- he’s refighting the battles of World War I.

Gal Luft |

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The Power of Naming and Shaming

Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.

Pedro Pizano |

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South Sudan's Road to Peace

If South Africa's political factions could reconcile, so can South Sudan's warring parties.

Desmond Tutu |

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Hamas's BFFs

It's time to stop treating Turkey and Qatar like they’re anything other than proxies for terrorists.

Jonathan Schanzer |

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How to Fix It

Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.

Jimmy Carter |

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It's Not About the Oil -- It's About the Tiny Rocks

What everyone gets wrong about Beijing's bullying in the South China Sea.

Holly Morrow |

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Immunity Cannot Allow Impunity

African leaders want to exempt themselves from prosecution for terrible crimes -- but new research shows their people aren't as forgiving as they might think. 

Jon Temin |

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The One Place Where Washington Can Make a Difference

Burma's democratic transition is running off the rails. Obama and Kerry can help to bring it back on track.

Stephen Gray |

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Your Dollar, Our Problem

Why emerging markets are going to hate Janet Yellen.

Kevin P. Gallagher |

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Sending the Right Message

Why this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit needs to pay more than just lip service to human rights and good governance.

Daniel Bekele |

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A Summit of Opportunity

Why Africa's rising economies are a win-win for U.S. business.

James Manyika |

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A Short History of Vultures

Long before Argentina’s latest default, there was Elliott Associates L.P. v. Republic of Panama.

Saskia Sassen |

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Back to the Future in Libya

Why some Libyans see a solution to the country's political crises in a document that was published 63 years ago.

Lorianne Updike Toler |

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Turn On, Retweet, Tune Out

From Syria to Gaza to #BringBackOurGirls, what makes people care about stories one minute -- and forget about them the next?

Lauren Wolfe |

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Inshallah and Ojalá

The lessons of counterinsurgency and nation-building in Colombia can also apply to the Arab world.

James Stavridis |

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Of Course Argentina Defaulted

And you would have done the same thing too, if you had been in their shoes.

Shannon O'Neil |

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Zawahiri's Revenge

Why al Qaeda, not the Islamic State, is still the most dangerous terrorist organization on Earth.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

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The Xinjiangistan Connection

With terror attacks on the rise, officials in Beijing are increasingly worried that Pakistan is an incubator of Islamic radicalism across China.

Andrew Small |