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Fethullah Gulen: Moderniser or Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
Fethullah Gulen, leader of one of the world’s largest Islamic movements, is accused of attempting to topple Turkish President Erdogan in a failed military coup. Is Gulen a modernist religious leader or a conspirator?
The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications - Trump’s Middle East: Back to the Future
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s clearest indication yet of his policy approach towards the Middle East and North Africa was tucked into a recent thank-you speech in Cincinnati. It is a transaction-based return to support ...
Turkey’s Travails: Purges Worsen Ankara’s Democracy Deficit
The Turkish government’s sweeping crackdown across the public services in the wake of a failed military coup in July has highlighted a deep-rooted flaw in Turkish democracy: the politicisation of Turkey's bureaucracy and ...
Pakistan and its militants : who is mainstreaming whom?
Pakistani militants of various stripes collectively won just under ten per cent of the vote in the July 2018 parliamentary elections. Some represented long-standing legal Islamist parties, others newly established groups ...