Turkey

TURKEY’S SCHADENFREUDE

BURHAN GURDOGAN
As it comes from the German words, Schaden and Freude, damage and joy, which means to take spiteful, malicious delight in other’s misfortunes. In 2002 an article appeared in New York Times explaining scientific studies of schadenfreude, which it defined as “delighting in others’ misfortune”./strong

TOWARDS THE FULFILLMENT OF A DREAM: TURKEY OR KURDISTAN?

IDREES MOHAMMED
As Shiites-inspired politics go through an uncertain phase- amid the mounting pressure on Iran, and Syria’s standoff continues despite a significant investment in diplomacy, through the conflicting stance of Turkey and Iran – Iraq’s sectarian tension has hit a high point as the steady accumulation of disputes among political partners explodes, unleashing an even bigger risk to the country’s already challenged unity.

Dani Rodrik - Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University,

ERDOGAN’S DILEMMA

DANI RODRIK
Imagine you are the leader of a regional power, basking in the glow of global attention to your political and economic success. You have managed to consolidate your power by outmaneuvering your opponents, most critically the military with its habit of pushing out governments not of its liking. You are celebrated the world over as a flawed, but transformative and visionary leader of an emerging democracy.