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Adnan Tanrıverdi and the Ascent of Turkey’s Hardliners

In August 2016, as branches of the Turkish government faced significant restructuring following July’s botched putsch, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan picked retired Brigadier General Adnan Tanrıverdi as his top security advisor. Tanrıverdi, the owner of SADAT International Defense Consultancy, has…

Political Correctness is Not the Enemy

Vilified versus idealized political correctness: the toxic dichotomous debate that has monopolized the current public political scene. Often associated with a left-wing and liberal agenda led by millennials, the conversation around political correctness (PC) has not only lost its value…

A Democracy in Dissolution

It is interesting to note that in Turkish there are two words for peace. The first, barış, denotes reconciliation and togetherness. The second, huzur, has connotations of tranquility and stability, but not harmony or justice. This latter is the word…

UN Israeli Settlement Resolution: Obama and Trump Continue to Clash Over Foreign Policy

It appears that in the weeks preceding the inevitable onslaught of a Trump presidency, soon to be former President Barack Obama is taking several steps to prepare the United States and the world for Trump’s confrontational approach to foreign policy and cement…

Turkey’s Military: On the Outs

Outside of Ankara, construction crews work to build new military headquarters far removed from their old location next to the federal buildings. The move is one of many consequences of the unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey last July. With fears of…

The Myth of Free Speech in North America

For ages, we in the democracies of the West have prided ourselves on our right to express our opinion on a variety of issues without constraint. Living under the protections afforded to citizens of democratic nations, we have regularly and…