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Thousands of members of Turkey’s Bar Associations march to the Parliament with a banner that reads “The state of law, not state of police!” in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 16, 2015 (AP photo by Burhan Ozbilici).

Turkey Security Bill Latest Fault Line Between Erdogan and Opponents

By Caleb Lauer
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Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party insists a controversial new domestic security bill, which legislators look set to make law, is up to EU standards and needed urgently. Critics argue it will create the legal conditions for a police state, strengthening the government’s hand to suppress dissent. more


Libya Needs More Than Unity Government to Halt IS Rise

By Mohamed Eljarh
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Four years after the revolution began to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, Libya today faces a new and very real threat: militants affiliated with the Islamic State. But the group’s advance must be understood in the wider context of Libya’s civil war, and Libyans cannot tackle it alone. more

After Years of Talk, U.S.-India Defense Ties Gain Traction

By Saurav Jha
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s January visit to India saw some long-awaited movement on the two countries’ Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), touted by both sides as a means to transform the current buyer-seller defense relationship into one based on coproduction and co-development. more