Rising v. Ruling Class, did Erdogan got the message?

An interesting analysis of the recent turmoil in Turkey that incorporates other protest movements from Iran to Brazil. It is focused on the rising middle classes that benefited the recent economic development in Turkey and now ... More

State politics of Identity through language and Culture

State reorganization through language and cultural lines is something that had been associated to colonialism and sometimes to its scheme to divide strong ethnic communities or put together opposing ones so as to rule the ... More

Zahra for President of Iran

When imagination serves politics than culture enters the center stage of action. The new imaginary Zahra probably inspired by the surprisingly successful French comic Persepolis is posting for President in a campaign that uses ... More

Peace as a tool to Ottoman ambition

Turning fear of separatism to an expansionary ambition and former enemies to potential allies is certainly an ingenious strategy. It also takes resourceful leadership to realize it. Still when peace is used to gain power and ... More