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From "Hoca" to "Prime Minister": Davutoğlu's Ascendance in Turkish Politics

Aug 22, 2014
On 21 August, Turkey's Prime Minister and President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the AK Party executive board's decision nominate Ahment Davutoğlu to succeed him as the leader of the party. In a few days, we will see Davutoğlu chosen as the leader of AK Party and the Prime Minister, but it will be a matter of time before his performance in this post can be assessed. In this piece, Global Fellow Bülent Aras reflects on Davutoğlu's rise to prominence in Turkish politics.

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Mexico: Transparency in a New Era of Democracy

Jan 02, 2008
After 71 years of single-party rule, Mexico confronts the challenges of a newly pluralistic, democratic country, while its citizens increasingly demand more political openness.

Fellow Compares Parties, Patronage in Latin America

Jan 02, 2008
Wilson Center Fellow Frances Hagopian has surveyed hundreds of legislators in four Latin American countries. She is comparing and contrasting political representation, particularly how political parties address constituent preferences, in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.