Special Features/Stories



Why Iran stood with Erdogan

By Ali Hashem As July 15 was coming to an end in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was on the phone with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, whose government was under the threat…


The Counter-Coup in Turkey

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD It was ironic that, as members of the military launched a coup against him on Friday night, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey resorted to guerrilla media tactics — broadcasting via…



Turkey Needs to Wake Up

By Manish Rai After the Arab Spring started in Middle East in 2011, Turkey was seen as an inspiration for aspiring democracies in the region. Because there was a democratic government that has leaning towards…





Tehran drags Moscow deeper into Syria

By Ali Hashem For Iran, the ongoing war in Syria is no longer a matter of regional security. The conflict now has direct effects and implications for Iran’s national security. This perspective is clear in the daily statements coming from…