Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
By lashing out at Turkey and Kurdistan, Baghdad could make a tense situation worse.
Why Turkey's nasty Gulen-Erdogan fight is making for some strange bedfellows.
How long can Turkey's democratically elected leader rule by tyranny-of-the-majority?
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
At the center of Turkey's corruption scandal is a "gas for gold" scheme that the Obama administration dragged its feet on stopping.
Why a power struggle over Turkey's deep state could bring down the government.
The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.
Is there a dark side to Turkey's glittering array of multi-billion-dollar massive infrastructure projects?
Turkey won't be able to achieve a healthy democracy unless it allows for a greater diversity of political representation.
And lost its leverage everywhere.
Why Turkey's experience of military rule does not offer a hopeful precedent for Egypt.
Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?
Why U.S. tech firms that help dictators restrict the Internet need to be held to account.
From the Amazon to the Nile, the masses are taking to the streets. But will the Great Awakening of 2013 actually lead to change?
Whether it's shadowy bankers, America, Israel, or Iran, there's no end to the conspiracy theories spun by the Turkish prime minister's supporters -- and their opponents.
Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has never had more support -- or a bigger challenge to his rule.
Iranians and Turks are voting with their feet, but are these countries moving in opposite directions?
The anti-Erdogan protesters in Turkey have many grievances - but the prime minister's record of support for the Syrian rebels may turn out to be the most explosive.
Which faction of Turkey's ruling party will emerge the strongest after the Istanbul protests?
The protests across Istanbul aren’t about Islamism, the elite, or even religion writ large -- they're a call for a real liberal democracy.
Turkey's bombastic prime minister has convinced himself that just because he wins elections, he can govern the country all by himself.