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If Only the Sultan Had Learned from the Tsar

Russia has intervened militarily in Syria and here is Turkey doing the same. But how wide is the difference between the two interventions and the two approaches!   The first interference was based on an accurate reading of what is constant and what is evolving.

A Refugee Invasion of Europe? Erdogan Is Bluffing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to “open the gates” to Europe for Syrian refugees temporarily housed in Turkey unless the European Union stops its harsh criticism of his military operation against the Kurds of northern Syria.

What’s the Point of the Economics Nobel?

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Economics, as it has come to be known.


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