Upcoming Webinar: Turkey’s Election – What are the Turkish People Thinking?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came within a whisper of reelection on May 14. The runoff against rival Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is on Sunday. With Turkey’s economy in shambles even before a powerful earthquake in February, and wedged between NATO obligations and an increasing military relationship with Russia, many in the West wrote Erdogan off. It didn’t […]
Video: Talking Turkey – How Ankara Sees the World with Mark Meirowitz
The two powerful earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, and their dozens of aftershocks—which killed more than 40,000 people and left at least two million homeless, mostly in the former—should cause Americans “to rethink everything we thought about Turkey,” says Mark Meirowitz. A professor of foreign policy, U.S.-Turkish relations, American history, and […]
Not An Ordinary Country
John Locke said it well: “in the beginning, all the world was America.” Since its inception, America has been different and special. Never ordinary. No class systems or caste systems. No monarchs, royals, lords, and ladies and addressing a mortal human being as “your majesty.” Indeed, George Washington eschewed the title of “His Highness, the […]