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Turkey-Kurdish Regional Government Relations After the U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq: Putting the Kurds on the Map? 17 mars 2014

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The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) March 2014
US Army War College Press

Bill Park *

The withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq at the end of 2011 left behind a set of unresolved problems in the relationship between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and the Federal Government in Baghdad—notably relating to the disputed boundaries of the KRG, and the extent of its autonomy. (suite…)

Democracy is already a casualty in Turkey 17 mars 2014

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Gulf News (UAE) March 17, 2014 p. 36

Elif Shafak *

The death of a young boy during a police crackdown on a protest has unified Turks. Now they are turning against their feuding rulers (suite…)

From Sochi to Euromaidan: Where is Turkey along Europe’s Eastern Fault-Lines? 17 mars 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, March 17, 2014

Diba Nigar Göksel *

This brief assesses whether Turkey’s balancing act between Russia and the West is sustainable given the pressures from within Turkey to take a stance against Moscow’s policies, and in light of Turkey’s Euro-Atlantic vocation. (suite…)

The Turkey-Azerbaijan Energy Partnership in the Context of the Southern Corridor 17 mars 2014

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IAI Working Papers (Istituto Affari Internazionali) 14|04, March 2014, 12 p.

by Şaban Kardaş *

This paper examines the energy partnership between Turkey and Azerbaijan in the context of the Southern Corridor. It argues that an interdependent relationship between Turkey and Azerbaijan has emerged, parallel to the rising importance of the Caspian basin in European energy security discussions. (suite…)