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Can Erdogan Stay at the Helm?

Soner Cagaptay

Turkey's next parliamentary vote is set for June 7, and if predictions hold, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will continue a run of dominance that began in 2002. Important issues remain, nonetheless. If the Kurdish nationalist Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) crosses the 10-percent electoral threshold necessary for parliamentary representation,...

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Deterring an Iranian Nuclear Breakout

Michael Eisenstadt

Whether or not the P5+1 and Tehran reach a nuclear deal, deterring an Iranian breakout, most likely at clandestine sites, will remain a core U.S. imperative for the foreseeable future. Although the U.S. intelligence community has a strong record of detecting clandestine nuclear programs, it has often failed...

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30th Anniversary Soref Symposium

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Remarks of Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew to The Washington Institute

Jacob J. Lew

On April 29, 2015, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew addressed a gala dinner marking the Institute's 30th anniversary. The event took place at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Following are Secretary Lew's prepared remarks. I would like to thank my dear friend Barbi Weinberg...