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Kyle Menyhert
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Good Party, Uncertain Future: Meral Akşener's attempt to upend Turkish politics
On October 25, 2017, a new political party was formed in Turkey, taking the name  İyi Parti  (Good Party) . This new party was founded by Meral Akşener, a vocal Turkish politician and critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Akşener, who has been in politi...
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Sickles, Hammers, Stars and Bars
Recently, the United States was shaken to its core by a large
white nationalist/supremacist and Neo-Nazi rally in the sleepy little college
town of Charlottesville, Virginia. Violence broke out at the rally and a young
woman named Heather Heyer lost her lif...
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Playing with Fire: The Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum and its Consequences
On September 25 th , 2017, Iraqi Kurdistan set in motion a regional referendum to decide on whether the region should secede from Iraq and become an independent state.  The referendum was opposed by nearly every country in the Middle East, the lone exceptio...
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Hassan Rouhani-Iran's Ayatollah Gorbachov, Take 2
Iranians re-elected President Hassan Rouhani this past month in a landslide, as he defeated his nearest challenger, hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, by nearly 19 percentage points. (57.1% to 38.3%) Many expected a closer election than in 2013, where Rouhani won wit...
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If Turkey Says No
In less than a month, citizens of the
Republic of Turkey will head to the polls to decide on a referendum
to fundamentally alter their structure of government. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo ğan  has called a referendum, asking the Turkish people to vo...
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Cheese, Wine and Nationalism: What the Dutch General Election can tell us about France's upcoming Presidential tilt
The Cheeseheads (sorry, Wisconsin) have spoken. Citizens of the Kingdom of the Netherlands went to the polls on March 15, 2017, to elect all 150 members of their House of Representatives, and by extension, a Prime Minister. With 75% of the votes tallied, th...
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Can Syria save Deir-Ez-Zor?
Far out into Syria's rural east lies a small city on the Euphrates River called Deir-Ez-Zor. According to the 2004 census, about 210,000 people called this city home. Today, like much of Syria, it is engulfed in a vicious and bloody Civil War. On all sides,...
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Can Syria save Deir-Ez-Zor?
Far out into Syria's rural east lies a small city on the Euphrates River called Deir-Ez-Zor. According to the 2004 census, about 210,000 people called this city home. Today, like much of Syria, it is engulfed in a vicious and bloody Civil War. On all sides,...
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Syria and Iraq: A Comprehensive Review, and a look towards the future
For the last five (going on six) years, Syria has been in the news, as forces loyal to Bashar Al-Assad fight to keep control of their country from various other entities in a grueling Civil War.  This war, unlike the conflict in Iraq, has grown into a compl...
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Al-Bab: A Snapshot of the Complex Syrian Civil War
Five years after Syrians started to rise up against the brutal dictatorship of President Bashar Al-Assad, the Syrian Civil War rages on across this land of ancient history from Palmyra to Aleppo to Damascus.  Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson ...
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