Tag: Soner Cagaptay

  • How Revolutions Work: Turkey, America, and the Arab World

    By Barry Rubin A fascinating article on Islamism in Turkey (https://www.turkishnews.com/en/content/2013/03/16/turkeys-distinctive-brew/)that also reflects on the situation in Arabic-speaking countries has been written by Soner Cagaptay, director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Turkish research program. I’m a fan of his analysis so nothing in the following article should be taken […]

  • Turkey’s Distinctive Brew

    Soner Cagaptay Also available in العربية The Atlantic December 11, 2012 Don’t look to Ankara to be a model for the new Islamist governments of the Arab Spring. It is 5 a.m. in Istanbul, and I am looking for coffee. Having arrived in Istanbul’s old city the night before and seriously […]

  • Turkey can be a global power, not just a Muslim power

    By Soner Cagaptay March 6, 2013, 4:21 p.m. Turkey is rising. In the last decade, the country’s economy has nearly trebled in size. Just 10 years ago, the average Turk had one-fifth the income of the average European. Today, Turks are only 30% less wealthy than European Union citizens. Given […]

  • Talking Turkey

    From left, Anthony Beyer, Dr. Soner Cagaptay and Vanessa Beyer at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy briefing in Palm Beach. (Submitted photo / February 20, 2013) By Shani McManus, Staff Writer 2:26 p.m. EST, February 20, 2013 The strategic position of Turkey, its relationship with Israel, the United […]

  • Can Turkey seize the ‘Kurdish card’ for itself?

    By Soner Cagaptay, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. His publications include the forthcoming book ‘Turkey Rising: The 21st Century’s First Muslim Power.’ The views expressed are his own. Turkey’s Syria policy now […]