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19 Apr
Turkey Approves Sweeping Presidential Powers, U.S. Policymakers Respond

On April 16, amid contested balloting results and street demonstrations by opposition parties and voters, ...

15 Aug 2016
Lebanese Parliament Fails to Pick New President for 43rd Consecutive Time

Photo Credit: The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir For the 43rd consecutive presidential election session, Lebanon's Parliament failed to ...

03 Aug 2016
Palestine to Hold Local Elections for First Time Since 2004

 Photo Credit: Reuters The Palestinian government has announced a date for local and municipal elections for October ...

24 May 2016
Controversial Constitutional Amendment Strips Immunity of Turkish MPs

Photo Credit: Reuters / Riza Ozel / Pool The Turkish Parliament, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's support, ...

12 May 2016
Lebanese Municipal Elections Spark Initial Optimism despite Low Turnout

Photo Credit: Daily Star Lebanon For the first time since 2010, Lebanon held municipal elections to ...

15 Mar 2016
Libya Announces Government of National Accord to Assume Exclusive Authority

Despite continued opposition from hardliners on both sides, the Presidential Council-nominated and UN-backed Government of ...

19 Feb 2016
Iraqis Frustrated over Pace and Substance of Abadi’s Reform Efforts

 Photo Credit: Reuters/ Khalid al Mousily Following last summer’s protests that called for political changes, Iraqi Prime ...

12 Feb 2016
Algeria Implements Constitutional Reform; Low Oil Prices Raise Economic Questions

Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Earlier this week, Algeria reintroduced a two-term limit on the ...

08 Feb 2016
Turkey-PKK Tensions Continue to Impact Foreign Policy, U.S. Syria Efforts

 Foreign Policy Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu unveiled a plan last week to “bolster security and rebuild areas ravaged by ...

05 Feb 2016
HFAC Hearing Notes – Turkey: Political Trends in 2016

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging ...

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