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Turkey's Coup Attempt Has Played Straight Into Erdogan's Hands
Articles - July 20, 2016

Back in 2008, at the height of the global economic meltdown, Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Obama's designee for chief of staff, summed up his guiding political philosophy. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," he told the Wall Street Journal. "Things that we had postponed for too long, that were long-term, are now immediate and must be dealt with." 

Come At The King, You Best Not Miss
Articles - July 19, 2016

Machiavelli counseled, "never do an enemy a small injury." Ralph Waldo Emerson rendered the same thought as, "never strike a king unless you are sure you shall kill him." The coup plotters in Turkey can ponder these aphorisms from their cells while they await their potentially grisly fates. 

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 384
Bulletins - February 10, 2016

Pakistan to buy Turkey's new tank;
Pakistan and Maldives to strengthen ties;
ISIS linked to Bangladeshi terrorist attacks;
Modi considering first Indian national security policy;
Indian PM meets Afghan chief exec;
Bangladesh Minister seeks stronger ties with India 

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 354
Bulletins - December 9, 2015

Turkey troops to Baghdad after protests;
Yemen factions agree to peace talks; Governor killed;
U.S. intel reports ISIS not contained;
Saudi Arabia to host Syrian opposition talks;
Libyan Parliaments reach tentative agreement

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 353
Bulletins - December 3, 2015

Turkey: No apology for downed Russian plane;
EU and Turkey come to migrant agreement;
IAF attacks Syrian army, Hezbollah;
Four Egyptian police killed in ISIS attack;
U.S. Senators call for 20,000 troops in Iraq and Syria

Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 341
Bulletins - November 30, 2015

Escaped blimp may end JLENS program;
Moscow flexes its missile muscles...;
...while Washington focuses on defense;
China augments space warfare arsenal;
Turkey makes a choice

Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 338
Bulletins - August 5, 2015

Iranian air defense improvements?;
Russia expands electronic warfare capability;
Defending Israeli airliners;
Russia incorporates blimp-based missile defense radar;
Turkey's indigenous defenses mature;
North Korea improves missiile launch capabilities

In Turkey, It's All About The Palace
Articles - August 4, 2015

Don’t forget what's really at stake for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

On December 17, 2013, the Financial Crimes and Battle Against Criminal Incomes department of the Istanbul Security Directory detained 47 people, including a number of high-level officials. The sons of the minister of the Interior, the minister of Economy, and the minister of Urban Planning were implicated, as was Erdogan's own son, Bilal, with all three ministers handing in resignations.

Not Mr. Popularity
Articles - July 21, 2015

As Vladimir Putin's international image continues to decline, his domestic popularity has, paradoxically, reached an all-time high. The most recent poll by the Moscow-based Levada Center reports a staggering 89 percent approval rating for the Russian president, in spite of a stumbling economy, declining living standards, rampant corruption and deepening international isolation. 

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 341
Bulletins - July 1, 2015

ISIS imposes fuel blockade;
Bahrain seizes explosives bound for Saudi Arabia;
Libya's Tripoli forces hit ISIS;
Turkey warns U.S. about Kurdish advances in Syria;
Yemeni rebels persist