The Washington Review of Turkish & Eurasian Affairs

The Young Arab Man’s Burden: Democratization

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Revolution is one way to develop a democratic regime into anti-democratic state. However, by definition, revolution does not always bring democracy to a state. For example, undemocratic leaders like L [ … ]

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Incirlik AFB: The USA's Military Base Policy and Turkey

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Book Review: İncirlik Üssü:  ABD’nin Üs Politikası ve Türkiye  (Incirlik AFB: The USA's Military Base Policy and Turkey) By Selin M. Bölme, Istanbul:  İletişim Yayınları, 2012 [ … ]

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Why Ukraine Should Not Withdraw from Donbas

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In his most recent Foreign Affairs article,[1] Alexander J. Motyl provocatively explains why Ukraine should withdraw from Donbas, a contested area in southeastern Ukraine, a portion of which is curren [ … ]

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Eurasian Integration and European Integration Compared

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It has become a common-place to draw parallels between the European integration and Eurasian integration (which at present a mere Eurasian Economic Union). In my view, it seems short-sighted and log [ … ]

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Eurasian Map and the Rise of Regional Powers

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The annexation of Crimea by Russia showed, first, how easily changeable is the Eurasian political map and, second, several regional powers appeared on the world political stage. The annexation of Crim [ … ]

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Simmering Confrontation between Chechnya and Ingushetia: Psychocultural Aspects

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In January 2014 on the occasion of opening a new mosque in Atchhoy-Martan, the president of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov presented a special gift to the delegation of neighboring Ingushetia[1]. He offere [ … ]

 
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Conference on Turkey's New Foreign Policy Conference on Turkey's New Foreign Policy CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND CIVIL SOCIETY        presents   TURKEY'S NEW FOREIGN POLICY   conference panel featuring   Daniel Brumberg (Georgetown University) Omer Taspinar (Brookings) Yossi Shain (Georgetown University) Fevzi Bilgin (St. Mary's College, Washington Review)   moderator Sinan Ciddi (Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University)   Wednesday, Oct... Read more...
Conference: Russia and Eurasia: 20 Years After The Soviet Union Conference: Russia and Eurasia: 20 Years After The Soviet Union CONFERENCE: RUSSIA AND EURASIA: 20 YEARS AFTER THE SOVIET UNION  April 14, 2011, Washington DC   Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia's geopolitical environment has changed dramatically. The emergence of new states in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the widening of European integration, and the rise of China have all transformed Russia's rela... Read more...
Conference on Turkish & Eurasian Affairs Conference on Turkish & Eurasian Affairs The Washington Review of Turkish & Eurasian Affairs, in partnership with The Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary's College of Maryland, held a a one-day conference at Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland, November 23, 2010. The goal of the conference was to address critical issues affecting Turkey and Eurasian societies. The conference brought together scholars from across the socia... Read more...
Conference on Deep State, Ergenekon, and Turkey's Constitutional Referendum Conference on Deep State, Ergenekon, and Turkey's Constitutional Referendum The Washington Review of Turkish & Eurasian Affairs held a conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC, on September 15, 2010,  three days after the critical constitutional referendum in Turkey, featuring Wayne Madsen, Joe Lauria, Mustafa Akyol, Levent Korkut, and Ihsan Bal.   FEATURED SPEAKERS Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journ... Read more...
Reception at APSA 2010 Reception at APSA 2010 The Washington Review  held a reception at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2010. The event provided a friendly venue for political scientists who work on Turkey and Eurasia to meet and network.      Read more...