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Recent local elections giving the Turkish AKP a large victory can be termed a referendum on the policies of the party’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This victory for the AKP reformulates the balance of power affecting the country’s political system and international status.
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Renewed escalation of the conflict between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Gulen movement has led to severe internal polarization in Turkey on the eve of local elections critical to Erdogan’s political future.
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Two major internal forces are fighting in Libya, one seeking to build the state and the other seeking to topple it. Each force is using both tangible and intangible resources to enhance its chances of success; however, victory thus far remains on the side of those seeking to build the state.
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Egyptian authorities are pursuing security tactics to stabilise last year's coup aftermath; however, this is provoking counter-violence and plunging the country into a spiral of instability that no party will be able to control.
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Analysts concede Geneva II has thus far been no more than an exercise in absurdity. This paper explains why the Geneva II talks have failed, addresses issues which are at the core of the Syrian conflict and examines prospects of an international political solution to the crisis.
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The 2002 cooperation between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Fethullah Gülen movement to remove the Kemalist current from Turkey largely succeeded, but the demise of this common threat has revealed differences between the former allies on the administration of the Turkish state.
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Armed clashes between rival elements of the South Sudanese regime have resulted in thousands dead or injured and hundreds of thousands displaced. President Salva Kiir is now accusing fired Vice President Riek Machar of a coup attempt against his regime, allegations Machar denies.
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s cabinet reshuffle has strengthened military commanders’ grips on power ahead of presidential elections, helping to protect regime leaders from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Geneva II is approaching, but the Syrian opposition remains confused and disoriented. While those opposing it fear the conference is a gimmick to further divide them, others welcome it as an opportunity to become a legitimate party in defining Syria’s future provided they can unify their ranks.
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Geneva II poses a major challenge for parties to the Syrian conflict, even those refusing to attend. The regime hopes to cement its position of fighting “terrorism” while the opposition seeks to seize power.
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The Geneva deal reached between P5+1 member states and Iran on the country's nuclear programme partially relieves the financial strain of economic sanctions in return for increased international involvement in the oversight of uranium enrichment in Iran but does not signal a final agreement.
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In late October 2013, the Ngok Dinka tribe carried out a unilateral referendum in the disputed border region of Abyei. The result was that 99.99 per cent of those who had voted were in favour of joining South Sudan, but both friends and adversaries of Ngok Dinka rejected the referendum.
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The economic & security challenges of the political crisis in Tunisia have become more acute.The opposition has taken advantage of the security problems to discredit the political process.While the governing troika is seeking to set a binding date for elections & the completion of the constitution.
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