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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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Is World Peace Through Conflict Prevention Possible?

Jan 30, 2004
This book review, by Lee. H. Hamilton, of David Hamburg's No More Killing Fields: Preventing Deadly Conflict (December 2003) is available online.

Asia Program staff featured in South China Morning Post

Jan 29, 2004
Timothy Hildebrandt was published in the January 1, 2004 issue of the South China Morning Post

New Documents Released: "China and the Warsaw Pact in the 1970-1980s"

Jan 29, 2004
The following documents have been obtained by Parallel History Project (PHP) associates Oldrich Tuma from former Czechoslovak archives, and Mihail Ionescu from Romanian archives, and Senior CWIHP Scholar Bernd Schaefer from former East German archives, in preparation for the International Seminar on "China and the Warsaw Pact in the 1970-1980s", to be hosted on 24-26 March 2004 in Beijing.

Russia's Influence on American Culture

Jan 29, 2004
Throughout the past year, the Kennan Institute sponsored a series called "Kultura" to highlight Russia's influence on American performing arts. Russian influence has reached deep into the American cultural landscape...

Culture Matters

Jan 29, 2004
In this Point of View column, the Kennan Institute's Margaret Paxson discusses the impact of culture on politics at all levels and in building community. "When we come together in admiration of the arts of peoples from around the world, we make real strides toward mutual understanding..."

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.