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Cold Turkey

Reforming Ankara from the Outside In

Halil Karaveli
A man walks past flags of Turkey and the European Union at Taksim Square in Istanbul, June 9, 2013.
A man walks past flags of Turkey and the European Union at Taksim Square in Istanbul, June 9, 2013. (Stoyan Nenov / Courtesy Reuters)
Turkey might seem like a confident rising power, but its leaders fear being abandoned by the West as much as ever. As it has in the past, the United States can push Turkey toward political reform by reminding Ankara that it has to live up to Western democratic standards if it wants to continue to enjoy the benefits of being counted as an ally.
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Kenya's Worst Enemy

Paul Hidalgo
Kenya is on its way to becoming the world’s next hotbed of extremism as a result of al Shabaab’s active and growing presence there. And so far, the Kenyan government has been its own worst enemy in attempting to reverse this trend.
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What’s Inside the New Issue

Edward Morse on shale, Mohammad Javad Zarif on Iran under Rouhani, Tyler Cowen on Thomas Piketty, and more.
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Video: Piketty on Inequality

Justin Vogt and Thomas Piketty
Justin Vogt, deputy managing editor of Foreign Affairs, sits down with Thomas Piketty, professor at the Paris School of Economics and the author of Capital in the Twenty-first Century.