Turkey

Turkey’s Chase for the ‘Red Apple’

Turkey’s Chase for the ‘Red Apple’

The Red Apple is a symbol of a vision and quest for modern Turkey — to wield influence and hegemony that extends well beyond its borders into Muslim-majority lands that were formerly ruled by the Ottomans in the Balkans, Middle East, and the Caucasus.

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.

The Symbolism of Imperial Power

The Symbolism of Imperial Power

The Hagia Sophia was never simply a place of worship for the Byzantines or the Ottomans. It was a symbol of imperial power and divine authority, and was at the center of what experts call a “religioscape” – a physical landscape of religious structures and paraphernalia.

Nick Ashdown
Revolutionary Wit

Revolutionary Wit

No one escaped Raed Fares’ brutal criticism: U.S. presidents, Russia, Iran, the United Nations – everyone who was witnessing the Syrian war and doing nothing to stop it.

Lina Sergie Attar
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