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This article assumes that the U.S.  is intent on the democratization of the Middle East, and at this stage places a priority to Iran.  However, it should be noted that instead of promoting current democratic trends within Iran, the U.S. favors enforcement strategies which support the opposition to the regime. The author argues that the U.S. should be working towards more gradual transformation within the existing system instead of working with progressive elements of the regime...Please click here to read the text in full.

 


 

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Bayram Sinkaya
Bayram Sinkaya
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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