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A scene from the ARF World Congress held in Armenia in 2011

The ARF World Congress: An Opportunity to Self Reflect

The ARF World Congress: An Opportunity to Self Reflect

We have arrived at the eve of the ARF World Congress, when the 128 year old political organisation’s global branches will send delegates to Armenia for a thorough review of the past four years of activity

Turkey deported Dutch cows over diplomatic fracas. (Photo: Reuters/David Moir)

Turkey vs. Europe: Any Lessons?

Last week, for the first time in the history of the Turkish Republic, one of its ministers was declared persona non grata—an undesirable alien—and was deported from Netherlands, a state which is a NATO ally of Turkey.


Regime Change from the Ground Up

“Thankfully, there is a new generation of politically active citizens that are drawing lessons from the country’s own history, as well as democratic practices abroad. They are progressive-minded (mostly young) people who are determined not to repeat the same failures of the past.”