MDC Research and Analysis

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The Central Asian Perspective on Turkey: Does Family Come First?

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In our latest issue of Turkeyscope, Oğul Tuna discusses the changing role of Turkey in Central Asia in recent years. This essay argues that ethnolinguistic links have helped improve relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union, but each Central Asian state has its own calculations that factor into separate diplomatic, cultural, and defense deals with Turkey.

The “Four Plus One”: The Changing Power Politics of the Middle East

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In this inaugural MDC Occasional Paper, Josh Krasna and George Meladze analyze the structure of power in the Middle East during the past decade, mapping the main regional players and the interrelationships between them, and assessing the potential for future change in the politics of the region.

How the Taliban Re-took Afghanistan

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In this issue of Iqtisadi Paul Rivlin discusses the broader historical, political and economic context for the Taliban's recent return to power in Afghanistan.

Hizballah’s Gain, Lebanon’s Pain

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In the latest edition of Tel Aviv Notes, Sarah Cahn and Joel Parker explore how Hizballah is taking advantage of the Lebanese economic crisis to deepen Lebanon's ties to the Iranian-led "resistance axis."

The Egyptian TikTok Girls

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In August issue of Beehive, Nir Boms analyses the Egypt’s recent restrictive policy on social media and its impact on young bloggers.

Afghanistan offers an opportunity to repair Turkey-NATO relations

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In this issue of Turkeyscope, Dr. Kohei Imai discusses the context for Turkey's planned involvement in Afghanistan even after the US-led widrawal that is currently underway. Turkey's agreement to handle security for the Kabul airport demonstrates its unique and strategic role in NATO.