The Institute for Security and Development Policy regularly issues a variety of publications ranging from shorter Policy Briefs to more comprehensive studies in its Asia and Silk Road Papers series. Explore the different series below.
On August 10, Turks go to the polls in an election widely expected to deliver another electoral victory for Turkey’s strongman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. His election is likely […]
Foreign Policy Reset Unlikely Under President Erdogan
Turkey’s ambitious foreign policy has turned into a train wreck. Rather than dominating the Middle East, as its leaders had hoped, Turkey is more isolated and carries less regional influence […]
Turkey’s December 17 Process: A Timeline of the Graft Investigation and the Government’s Response
On December 17, 2013, an arrest wave targeted high officials in the Turkish government and their families. Fifty-two people were detained on accusations of accepting and facilitating bribes for state […]
Will Erdogan Always Prevail?
The year after the Gezi Park protests has been the most difficult for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan since he became prime minister, but he has prevailed over his foes and challengers […]
Trial By Twitter – Erdogan, the Gülenists, and the Future of Turkish Democracy
Last week, after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to “wipe out” Twitter, state authorities quickly tried to block the social media website. The move, which was immediately — […]
Is Authoritarianism forever in Turkey?
Authoritarianism has remained a permanent feature of the Turkish polity since the founding of the republic. Authoritarian rulers who have gone too far in their abuse of power are showed […]
Erdoğan’s Looming Downfall
The year 2013 was supposed to be momentous for Turkey’s strongman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Having established himself as the single most powerful Turkish politician since Kemal Atatürk, he […]
Desecuritizing the Kurdish Question and Emerging Regional Dynamics
Desecuritizing the Kurdish question has become a priority for Turkey’s AKP government as it seeks to enter into a domestic “solution process” with the PKK. However, emerging dynamics in Iraq […]
A Hint of Desperation: Erdoğan’s Crackdown on Free Speech
Since Turkish prosecutors launched a major corruption probe targeting the government in December, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has focused his efforts to prevent the release and dissemination of further […]
Erdogan Loses It
The Turkish state changed hands a decade ago, when Islamic conservatives (supported by the liberals) prevailed in elections against the country’s old guard, the rightist nationalists known as Kemalists. It […]