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October 17, 2018

For 70 years, the United States and the liberal order she has led have maintained the most prosperous and peaceful era in human history. That is not to say it has been a utopia. Every single president has had foreign policy blunders and miscalculations--after all, the...

October 12, 2018

My week-long anticipation has come true: Pastor Andrew Brunson has been freed. Although the highly politicized charges against him had him looking at 35 years, he was sentenced earlier today to five years, reduced to three due to "good behavior", and then he was ordere...

August 3, 2018

Disclaimer: I am not a supporter or voter of any political party in Turkey. A good majority of the Turkish electorate would regard me with severe disdain over my political beliefs and worldview. I unequivocally condemn the imprisonment of Pastor Brunson....

July 30, 2018

There have been two events in Turkey worthy of a close analysis this month; the arrest of the "Muslim televangelist" Adnan Oktar, and the increasingly heated diplomatic row between United States and Turkey over the imprisoned American pastor, Andrew Brunson, who remain...

July 16, 2018

This gal approaches you at CPAC and says "Hi, I am a Russian activist advocating for gun rights and Christian family values in a post-Soviet Russia. Unfortunately my country is unfairly being maligned in today's political environment, but please know that there is more...

December 26, 2017

When then-candidate Trump defied all expectations and won last year, I was, to put it simply, frozen in terror. I wondered whether he could actually execute the Jacksonian platform he ran on-- namely, if he would walk out of NAFTA, cripple NATO's operational readiness,...

October 17, 2017

The Declaration of Independence channeled at the time of its conception, and channels now, inherently radical ideas that ran against all established dogmas of the old world. Namely, the assertion that certain rights of man exist in the state of nature, independently of...

September 17, 2017

The month of August has been pretty uneventful for the average course of Turkish domestic policy, though it generated enough headlines to offend any Classical Liberal's sensibilities:
 

I- The arrest of a British YPG volunteer. Joe Robinson, a British tourist in Didim,...

August 5, 2017

Ever since the end of the last world war, our species has been going through the most materially prosperous era in human history. Certain institutions and concepts that the American-led liberal world order has promoted, such as universally agreed upon mores in diplomac...

July 28, 2017

The month of July has been pretty eventful for Turkish political affairs. I have identified six major noteworthy events with implications of high importance:

I- The Commemoration of the Counter-coup, and the political capital that followed. The ruling AKP party,...

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