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Many Problems with Neighbours: The Ankara Attack and the Fragility of the Erdoğan Era

October 21, 2015

By: Jackson Webster On October 10th 2015, two suicide bombings shook Ankara, the Turkish capital, killing almost 100 Turks and wounding hundreds more. As if the death toll was not tragic enough, the victims of the explosions were peace demonstrators. The march in Ankara last Saturday was protesting the current government’s refusal to accept the … Continue reading “Many Problems with Neighbours: The Ankara Attack and the Fragility of the Erdoğan Era”


IDPs in Iraq and the progress of the Islamic State: An interview with Hebatalla Taha (IISS)

October 14, 2015

By: Jack Curran-Persell Hebatalla Taha is a Research Analyst for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London where she focuses on the Middle-East and North Africa. Jack Curran-Persell: Earlier this month, you wrote a very interesting article for IISS on the situation for IDPs in Iraq. With the UN estimating over 3 million Iraqis have … Continue reading “IDPs in Iraq and the progress of the Islamic State: An interview with Hebatalla Taha (IISS)”


What does the fall of Ramadi mean for Iraq?

May 20, 2015

By Victoria Fontan: Dr. Victoria Fontan writes this article from Duhok, Kurdistan. EDITORS NOTE: On May 20, following the publication of this article, the Iraqi government granted conditional entry to Baghdad for IDPs fleeing the violence in Ramadi. However, as of May 22, Sharqia News, Iraqi TV was reporting the bridge had only been opened for 1,000 IDP’s, leaving 5,000 remaining … Continue reading “What does the fall of Ramadi mean for Iraq?”


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