Armenia

For Most of Turkey’s History, Liberalism Has Been More Illusory Than Real

Liberalism Has Been More Illusory Than Real in Turkey

The key to understanding liberalism’s consistent presence at the core of otherwise illiberal governance in Turkey lies in the history of another word, muhalefet. It’s the word at the center of Christine M. Philliou’s brilliant new book.

Turks in America

Turks in America

The 1940s and ’50s were a golden age for Turkish travel writing. These were boom years for the Turkish publishing industry, and visitors invariably wrote up their experiences in books and newspaper columns with titles like “Letters from America,” satisfying a hungry audience.

The Syrian Armenians Who Fled One War Zone For Another

The Syrian Armenians Who Fled One War Zone For Another

For Syrian Armenians, the apparent entry of their compatriots into the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict seems to confirm all their suspicions about the role of Turkey, which also supported rebel factions in Syria, and that the true purpose of helping Azerbaijan retake territory is Turkish irredentism.

Tom Mutch
How Azerbaijan Won the Karabakh War

How Azerbaijan Won the Karabakh War

While Azerbaijanis are happy a significant amount of territory has been returned to their country’s control, some are concerned that they’ve traded Armenian occupation for a Russian presence.

Simon Ostrovsky
Armenia’s Miscalculations in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia’s Miscalculations in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russia won't defend Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh. It's why Azerbaijan is winning

Simon Ostrovsky