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India-Turkey Relations: Frozen in Time?

May 12, 2017

India-Turkey relations are expected to gradually move in a positive direction based on new found interests and some common grounds.

Turkish Referendum: Will it lead to Autocratic Rule?

April 20, 2017

The post-referendum changes in Turkey will have far reaching implications not only for the form of government but also for the long-term future of the republic and adversely affect democratic consolidation.

Is President Trump’s Foreign Policy Shaping Up?

April 20, 2017

What to make of the combination of Trump’s missile strikes in Syria, changes of mind about China and Russia, warnings to North Korea, signals about scaling up military presence in Afghanistan, and outreach to Turkey?

Is Turkey Heading Towards a Presidential System?

February 03, 2017
Is Turkey Heading Towards a Presidential System

The Turkish republic stands at a crucial juncture today. The latest constitutional amendment will change Turkey’s 94-year old parliamentary system of government. As the constitutional amendment bill awaits referendum, serious questions arise about the direction in which Turkey is heading.

New Year Attack in Istanbul: Predictable and Preventable!

January 30, 2017

While the New Year attack in Istanbul underscores Turkey’s endemic vulnerabilities, India too needs to be on guard. Messaging by the ISIS is often followed by action.

Is Turkey’s insistence on a military role in Mosul a strategic miscalculation?

October 28, 2016

Turkey’s insistence on a role for itself risks escalating the already fraught sectarian situation in Iraq, undermining Iraqi sovereignty and not yielding any significant military or political gains for itself.

Whither Turkey?

August 17, 2016

Turkey is going where President Erdogan wants to take it to, as those who do not agree with him are too intimidated to stand in his way.

The Failed Coup in Turkey - The Road Ahead

August 02, 2016
The Failed Coup in Turkey - The Road Ahead

The coup has seriously dented Turkey’s image as a stable, secular, progressive and prosperous country. And Erdogan's witch-hunt has tarnished the country's reputation and credibility. Turkey’s polity and economy will take a long time to recover from the crippling attrition of recent days.

The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?

July 20, 2016
The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?

Erdogan and Gulen were allies until 2013 when a corruption scandal erupted and Gulen’s followers in the judiciary and police investigated ministers and officials close to Erdogan.

The Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport – Portents and Pointers

July 08, 2016
Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport

The June 28 attack on Ataturk airport, as also the Zaventem attack in Brussels, have highlighted the security lacunae in all airports, which do not monitor the arrival terminals.

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