Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
The Arab Spring offers a unique prism to look into the changing status quo in world affairs and the role of UN Security Council. The broad international consensus on the threat of atrocity crimes in Libya allowed, for a short period, to further the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine in applied international politics. However, the aftermath of the Libyan campaign, as well as the continuing civil war in Syria, have cooled down this optimism. How the situation in Syria will evolve now depends whether Russia and “the West” are able to bridge their positions if not for humanitarian reasons, then against the threat of Syrian WMD’s proliferating into the hands of regional terrorist groups.
 
 
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Hovhannes Nikoghosyan
Hovhannes Nikoghosyan
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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