Turkey's Syria Spillover Problem

Why the War Across the Border Will Shake Up Domestic Politics

Michael J. Koplow
A bed left behind by Syrian Kurdish refugees lies at the Turkish-Syrian border, September 27, 2014.
A bed left behind by Syrian Kurdish refugees lies at the Turkish-Syrian border, September 27, 2014. (Murad Sezer / Courtesy Reuters)
The official view from Ankara might be sunny -- yet the clouds massing on the country’s border presage a domestic hurricane.
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Undermined

Lauren Carasik
Companies are increasingly using international arbitration tribunals for disputes involving extractive industries in the developing world. This system undercuts a state’s right to regulate labor, keep its citizens healthy, and protect its environment.
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A Revolution in Green

Peter Wilson
Venezuela's top military officers, longtime allies of Chávez, have consolidated their power under his embattled successor, Maduro, and deepened the cracks in the regime.
Capsule Review

Today's Book: Culture Map

Richard N. Cooper
The rapid growth of cross-border business, education, and travel has brought people of different cultural backgrounds closer together than ever.
A militant fighter at a military parade in Syria, June 30, 2014.
Comment
Daniel Byman and Jeremy Shapiro

ISIS' army has attracted a stream of Western volunteers, but there is no reason to panic about their return home. Some may come back as terrorists, but the danger has been exaggerated, and the United States and the EU know how to handle such problems.

An Islamist fighter takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.
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Jytte Klausen

Not all Westerners return home from jihad abroad to take part in a violent attack. But many do, and they tend to become involved with extremely dangerous plans.

Review Essay
Jordan Chandler Hirsch

The Egyptian-Israeli peace deal is the one aspect of the Middle Eastern order that has not fallen apart in recent years. But a new book misinterprets Washington's contribution to the agreement. Far from breaking the shackles of religion, history, and geopolitics that had previously ensnared the parties and prevented them from making concessions, the United States played a much more modest role.

Gillard arrives at a ceremony marking Remembrance Day at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii, November 11, 2011.
Interview
Julia Gillard

The former prime minister of Australia talks to Foreign Affairs about sexism, education, and her country's global role.

A sales representative poses behind a 24K gold dragon, December 6, 2011.
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Alan Greenspan

In today's world of fiat currencies and floating exchange rates, a return to the gold standard seems to be nowhere on anybody’s horizon. Yet gold still has special properties that no other currency can claim -- which is why China is boosting its holdings.

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Thomas de Waal

Azerbaijan claims to be interested in the Western liberal order. In reality, the country’s elites want to increase their wealth without threatening Azerbaijan’s oligarchic political system.

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