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Trial Is Latest Round In AKP Attack on Military

Jan 4, 2013 | Comments Off

The Justice and Development Party (AKP)’s 2002 rise to power as Turkey’s first Islamist-based, single-party government, ending a long period of coalition governments, came as the US was responding to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Since then the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with revolutionary changes in the Arab world, have thrown the region into turmoil. A political and economic disorder persists as actors in the region and from afar jockey to shape their preferred futures.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/01/turkey-wahhabism-akp.html#ixzz2HDeGxaJW

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Clinton goes to Azerbaijan

Jul 2, 2010 | Comments Off

People all over the world yearn for freedom – to have the ability to shape their own destinies. The process of getting it, however, is never easy – and it raises all kinds of questions about how to achieve greater freedom while creating an environment that both tolerates and respects differences. If the goal is to assure social security and justice and to maintain a functional government with safeguards against at least some uncertainties, the United States is by far the champion of this ideal.

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