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Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude

Joseph Braude interviews Abdulrahman Al-Rashed on Saudi Arabia's planned economic overhaul, religious and educational reforms, Saudi-Israeli relations...

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Spectrum Allocation at the Federal Communications Commission: Time for a Reset

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

The economic consequences of getting more efficient use of spectrum from market mechanisms are enormous....

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Making the Islamic Case for Religious Liberty

Abdullah Saeed

The more religious liberty Muslims have the more they are likely to develop their societies harmoniously and also to fulfill their obligations to God....

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India's Health Under Modi: Agenda for the Next Two Years

Aparna Pande & Husain Haqqani

The current state of healthcare in India, the initiatives of the Modi government, and the challenges and opportunities in the health sector....

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The Kleptocracy Curse: Rethinking Containment

Ben Judah

Ending anonymous shell companies must become a national security priority for the U.S. ...

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West Iraq: The Search for Leaders and Leverage

Michael Pregent & Kevin Truitte

A study analyzing the feasibility of an autonomous or independent Sunni region or state in West Iraq....

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Modi: Two Years On

Aparna Pande & Husain Haqqani

The Modi government in its second year allowed itself to be distracted by ideological and cultural issues, resulting in fewer economic accomplishments...

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Report of the Commission on the Eastern Mediterranean

Shaul Chorev et al.

Authoritarian politics, energy and computer technology and war are rapidly transforming the Eastern Mediterranean. ...

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How al-Qaeda Survived the Islamic State Challenge

Daveed Gartenstein-​Ross & Nathaniel Barr

The evolution of al-Qaeda’s model for growth over the past decade and how the group has repeatedly overcome challenges through planning and patience...

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In Search of the Vanished Caliphate

Alexander Orwin

The renewed prominence of the Caliphate in Islamic politics is a good reason to revisit historical debates about it....

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Three Issues to Watch as the FCC Writes Privacy Rules for Broadband Companies

Arielle Roth

The FCC’s privacy rulemaking highlights the implications of reclassifying broadband Internet as a common carrier service....

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The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System: Myths and Facts

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

A balanced, fact-based assessment of the purpose of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system....

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The ISIS Genocide of Middle Eastern Christian Minorities and Its Jizya Propaganda Ploy

Nina Shea

The Christians of Nineveh and of those areas of Syria under ISIS control have been among the religious minority groups facing ISIS genocide....

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Life After Decline

Andrei A. Piontkovsky

The world again faces the decline and potential collapse of another avatar of the Russian state....

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The Patent Truth About Health, Innovation and Access

Carol Adelman & Jeremiah Norris

The basic assumptions of the U.N.'s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines are not supported by global health research. ...

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Space and the Right to Self Defense

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The United States has not prioritized maintaining technological advantage over near peer competitors and even rogue states....

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Why the Black Sea Matters

Sergiu Celac et al.

The evolving strategic-military and political situation in the wider Black Sea is producing effects well beyond the confines of the region...

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Nuclear Deterrence in the Crim Put-in Era Must Be Personal

Andrei A. Piontkovsky

Blatant nuclear blackmail has become a mainstay of Russian foreign policy....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 20

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on Al-Nusra Front, the Islamic State in Pakistan, Islamism in Morocco, Egypt's Ahrar movement, and an interview with Said Ferjani...

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Stage Hands

Oliver Bullough

How Western enablers facilitate kleptocracy....

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Saudi Arabia's 'Islamic Alliance': Major Challenge for Al-Baghdadi's Islamic State, or Potential Opportunity?

Nibras Kazimi

The new Saudi initiative is a dangerous gamble that may backfire on rhetorical and ideological grounds if the campaign fails or takes too long. ...

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Revolutionary Salafism: The Case of Ahrar Movement

Mokhtar Awad

With the revolution, the soccer hooligans turned political....

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Another "State" of Hate: Al-Nusra's Quest to Establish an Islamic Emirate in the Levant

Yasir Abbas

ANF’s long-term objective is certain to be a more difficult and bloody endeavour....

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Prospects of the Islamic State in Pakistan

Farhan Zahid & Muhammad Ismail Khan

ISIS is not only moving westward. What has not received adequate attention is its push eastward, particularly into pivotal Pakistan....

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Qaradawi's View of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Nesya Rubinstein-​Shemer

In the last round of talks between Israel and the Palestinians in Munich in 2014, an unusual discussion was held between Saib Arikat, the head of the ...

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Islamism and the State in Morocco

Mohamed Daadaoui

Islamists can partake in politics and provide a real alternative to change despite constitutional and institutional constraints. ...

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The Economic Impact of Rural Broadband

Hanns Kuttner

This study estimates the direct and indirect economic effects of the rural telecommunications, or broadband, industry on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)....

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The Global Two-percent Inflation Standard -- How Will It End?

Brendan Brown

On the collapse of the standard, the nature of the accompanying monetary reforms, and the implications for international monetary arrangements....

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Inclusive Security for the Muslim World

Husain Haqqani

The security of the Middle East and South Asia is inextricably linked with Muslim views of self and the world....

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The Main Street Tax Plan

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Pro-Growth, Pro-American-Worker, Pro-Fiscal-Responsibility...

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Pakistan and the Threat of Global Jihadism: Implications for Regional Security

Husain Haqqani

The creation of Pakistan’s Islamic identity and its influence on the country’s foreign and security policy....

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A Robust Nuclear Deterrent: A Force for Peace & Justice

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

To support a smaller arsenal of nuclear weapons is to necessarily embrace Minimum Deterrence and Mutually Assured Destruction...

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Oil and World Power

Lee Lane

Improvements in horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and advanced seismology have led to a surge in the U.S. output of natural gas and oil...

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An Alternative to Obamacare

Jeffrey H. Anderson

This “three legged” proposal for an Obamacare alternative or replacement is as intelligibly simple as Obamacare is unintelligibly complex....

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Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge (Vol. 2)

Samantha Ravich

Conference summary, survey highlights, and policy recommendations...

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China's Economic Slowdown: What are the Strategic Implications?

John Lee

Beijing's capacity to continue building its military power is diminishing much faster than is commonly appreciated....

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Cleaning Up Atlantis: How to Put a Kleptocracy on the Road to Transparency

Thomas Firestone

Atlantis is a transitional democracy that recently overthrew a kleptocratic regime. It is beset by a legacy of corruption, which it must eradicate....

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A National Blueprint for Biodefense: Leadership and Major Reform Needed To Optimize Efforts

Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense

The United States is underprepared for biological threats....

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A 21st Century Copyright Office: The Conservative Case for Reform

Steven Tepp & Ralph Oman

This white paper examines the history and constitutional status of the copyright functions of the federal government....

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Sharpening the Spear: The Carrier, the Joint Force, and High-End Conflict

Seth Cropsey et al.

The emerging threat environment increases the need for aircraft carriers, and that none of the alternatives offer equal or better capabilities....

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Health & Wellness Trends and Strategies for the Convenience Store Sector

Hank Cardello & Steve French

The convenience store sector is poised to capture an open opportunity among consumers seeking healthier and convenient products...

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 19

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam in Turkey, Salafism, and Kurdistan's challenges with Islamism...

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Countering Nuclear Threats

Robert Joseph & Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

More than a decade after al-Qaeda attacked the United States, national leaders are again turning their attention to adversary states....

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In Defense of the East Asian Regional Order: Explaining Japan's Newfound Interest in Southeast Asia

John Lee

The Abe administration views the limiting of Chinese assertive actions in Southeast Asia as critical to Tokyo’s own national interests....

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The Key to the Future Lies in the Past: The Worldview of Erdoğan and Davutoğlu

Michael A. Reynolds

When Turkey's Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalk?nma Partisi, or AKP) triumphed in that country's parliamentary election in 2002, ...

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The Naqshbandi-Khalidi Order and Political Islam in Turkey

Svante E. Cornell & M. K. Kaya

In the past two decades, Turkey has emerged on the global scene. It has enjoyed dramatic economic growth that has catapulted it into the exclusive G20...

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Revisiting "The New Jim Crow"

John P. Walters & David W. Murray

Michelle Alexander’s 2012 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is careless....

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Bay`a Remorse? Wilayat Sinai and the Nile Valley

Mokhtar Awad & Samuel Tadros

ISIS Sinai and its challenge to balance its local environment with its national aspirations while linking to transnational Jihadism....

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The Brotherhood Divided

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros on the collapse of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood...

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The Impact of ISIS on Global Salafism and South Asian Jihad

Thomas F. Lynch III

This paper defines the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) Caliphate, including its distinctive features as a Salafi-jihadist group. It also high...

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Kurdistan and the Challenge of Islamism

Rebaz Ali

A Conversation with Dr. Hadi Ali, former Chairman of Kurdistan Islamic Union’s Political Bureau...

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Modi One Year On

Husain Haqqani & Aparna Pande

A report on Narendra Modi's first year as India's Prime Minister...

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Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge

Hudson Institute

Edited by Samantha F. Ravich, Ph.D....

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Putin's Russia as a Revisionist Power

Andrei A. Piontkovsky

Is Putin himself ready to die for that northeastern Estonian city at the eastern edge of NATO and the European Union?...

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Japan's Strategic Role in Southeast Asia: A Cause for Concern?

John Lee

Japan’s strategic interest in Southeast Asia is primarily motivated by concerns about China’s rise and its impact on stability in East Asia....

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Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015

Carol Adelman et al.

The Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015 is the first analysis of philanthropic freedom across the world....

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The Interactive Map of Philanthropic Freedom

Jesse N. Barnett

The Interactive Map of Philanthropic Freedom visualizes the results of the Center for Global Prosperity’s 2015 edition of the Index....

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How Supermarkets Are Shaping Up and Growing Their Lower-Calorie Products

Hank Cardello & Jeffrey Wolfson

Supermarket sales of lower-calorie foods and beverages are growing faster than higher-calorie options....

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Strategic Possibilities and Limitations for Abe’s Japan in Southeast Asia

John Lee

Japan’s capacity to significantly enhance its strategic role in the region ultimately depends on the success of Abe’s domestic reforms....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 18

Eric B. Brown et al.

Analysis on AQAP, Salafism, Ansar Al-Sharia, and Jihad...

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Arms Racing in Strategic Technologies: Asia's New Frontier

Richard Weitz

Although China, Russia, and the United States have together experienced numerous crises and tensions since the end of the Cold War, one important reas...

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The Rise and Decline of Ansar al-Sharia in Libya

Aaron Y. Zelin

Over the past two years, global attention has shifted to Syria and Iraq with the rise of Jabhat al-Nusra and the return of the Islamic State of Iraq a...

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The Patient Preacher: Yusuf al-Qaradawi's Long Game

Gavi Barnhard

"Don't stop history! Nobody will be able to fight the divine decrees, nor delay the day when it rises. This world has changed and the world has ev...

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The Prospects for Reform in Islam

Raza Rumi

The rise of global Islamism in the form of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) will pose a major challenge to the security of bo...

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Prophecy & the Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent

Husain Haqqani

Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are competing with each other for recruitment on the South Asian subcontinent. As has been t...

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U.S. Policy and the Strategic Relationship of Greece, Cyprus, and Israel: Power Shifts in the Eastern Mediterranean

Seth Cropsey

The strategic relationship that has formed between Greece, Israel, and Cyprus since 2010 is a model for successful regional cooperation....

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Jordanian Salafism and the Jihad in Syria

Kirk H. Sowell

The conflict which erupted in Syria in 2011 began as an opening for Jordanian Salafists, but it has morphed into a challenging dilemma: ...

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The FCC's ATSC Tuner Rules are No Longer Economically Necessary

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

The Federal Communications Commission, based on a rule adopted in 2002 to facilitate the transition to digital broadcasting, requires by regulation th...

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AQAP's Ideological Battles at Home and Abroad

Robin Simcox

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is a grave security threat to both Yemen and the West. This was most devastatingly proved on January 7, 2015,...

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China's Strategic Engagement with East Asia: Australian Views and Responses

John Lee

Although Australia is one of only two 'Western' countries in East Asia, it is confronting similar complexities and challenges as its neighbours....

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Islamist vs. Islamist: The Theologico-Political Questions

Samuel Tadros

This monograph is the second part of a two-year study on Egyptian Islamism funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation. The study is divided into two pa...

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Mapping Egyptian Islamism

Samuel Tadros

This monograph is the first part of a two-year study of Egyptian Islamism funded by the Smith Richard Foundation. The study is divided into two parts....

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Energy: The West's Strategic Opportunity in the Eastern Mediterranean

Seth Cropsey & Eric B. Brown

A string of recent hydrocarbon discoveries in the eastern third of the Mediterranean Sea has demonstrated once again that world energy production coul...

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Why China Will Not Become the Dominant Power in Asia

Paul Dibb & John Lee

The belief that China will soon become the dominant power in Asia is based on assumptions that its continued and rapid economic rise, and its emergenc...

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Both More and No More: The Historical Split between Charity and Philanthropy

Benjamin Soskis

In the urtext of modern philanthropy, “The Gospel of Wealth (1889),” Andrew Carnegie set out to instruct his peers on the proper means of disposin...

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Lower-Calorie Foods and Beverages Fuel Growth at Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Companies

Hank Cardello & Jeffrey Wolfson

This newest study takes a second look at whether the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation member companies are continuing to make progress in increasi...

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Nonmilitary Approaches to Countering Chinese Coercion: A Code of Practice for the Asia-Pacific

John Lee

In this third installment of CNAS’ Maritime Strategy Series, Dr. John Lee of the University of Sydney discusses political and diplomatic tools to im...

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 17

Eric B. Brown et al.

Analysis on ISIS, Salafi Dawa of Egypt, Turkey's Politics, & Xinjiang...

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The Salafi Dawa of Alexandria: The Politics of A Religious Movement

Mokhtar Awad

From his cluttered, rundown clinic in Alexandria, Egypt, the 55-year-old pediatrician Sheikh Yassir Burhami holds court a few nights a week to manage ...

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The Contribution of the Information, Communications, and Technology Sector to the Growth of U.S. Economy: 1997-2007

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Jeffrey Li

In this paper, we identify the contribution of the information, communications, and technology sector to the economic growth of the United States. For...

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Iraq’s Second Sunni Insurgency

Kirk H. Sowell

The state of Iraq in 2014 represents a dramatic reversal when compared with four years earlier. National elections in March 2010 took place during a p...

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A Sectarian Awakening: Reinventing Sunni Identity in Iraq After 2003

Fanar Haddad

Since 2003, sectarian identities and sectarian relations in Iraq and the broader Arab world have undergone previously unimaginable changes. New reali...

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Refuting Jihadism: Can Jihad Be Reclaimed?

Rashad Ali & Hannah Stuart

Western policy-makers and academics have focused in recent years on the need to provide an effective counter-narrative to the global jihadist movement...

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Repression in China and Its Consequences in Xinjiang

Kilic Kanat

A series of violent incidents in China involving Uyghurs has focused increasing attention on the Turkic Muslim minority group and on the religious and...

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The Collective Security Treaty Organization: Past Struggles and Future Prospects

Richard Weitz

The CSTO has been expanding its defense capabilities, legal mandate, and range of missions in recent years, and has emerged as the main regional defen...

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Turkey's Declining Democracy

Banu Eligür

The politics of Turkey have been transformed in profound ways during the rule of the Justice and Development Party (JDP), or, as it is also commonly k...

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