One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
March 2nd, 2014
While the government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has recently taken a few modest steps toward economic rationality, the nation is in a free fall, with expanding drug trafficking, massive corruption and economic mismanagement.
The End of Erdogan’s Islamization?
January 18th, 2014
Big-time trials in Turkey are rarely without some kind of political intrigue, but by now it has become clear that the vast corruption scandal involving several dozen people close to the very top of the Turkish power elite, including members of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s personal coterie, could well end up a watershed event in modern Turkish history. Informed observers generally agree on its significance, but there is a curious silence about the events from the mainstream media and the pinstripes at Foggy Bottom.