02 Oct 2014
The historic peace treaty between the PKK and Ankara is in jeopardy of falling apart if the Islamic State Organization will succeed in taking over the Kurdish populated city of Kobane, in Syria. “The siege of Kobane is much more than an ordinary siege. If the Islamic State manages to unleash th
28 Jul 2014
An exclusive interview of MEPEI with Turkish journalist Burak Bekdil . July 15, 2014 Burak Bekdil is an Ankara-based freelance journalist. He writes a column for the Turkish Daily News and covers defense and security for the U.S. weekly Defense News. He also writes for other western publications. B
20 Jun 2010
Despite growing repression, democracy activists in the Middle East continue to push for change. As democracy activists working in one of the most repressive regions in the world, we always knew that authoritarianism in our part of the world is a tough nut to crack. Our autocrats have everything a
14 Feb 2010
With international political relations now warming and a spate of top diplomatic emissaries having graced Damascus over the past 12 months, the Syrian economy is in the nascent stages of breaking out of its isolationist past. Up until 2000, economic practices were directed towards fulfilling nati