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    The State of Democracy in Turkey: Institutions, Society and Foreign Relations 

The State of Democracy in Turkey: Institutions, Society and Foreign Relations 

by Dr Didem Buhari-Gulmez and Dr Seckin Baris Gulmez

In March 2015, the LSE Middle East Centre and LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies co-organised a full-day workshop on the timely topic of democratisation in Turkey focusing on current debates on domestic politics involving the Kurdish and Alevi rights, and Turkish foreign policy especially its EU membership process and its policy towards […]

Palestine, Peoples and Borders in the New Middle East Map

Tweet   Today’s Sunni/Shiite regional war is the direct product of the Bush/Blair war on Iraq. The divide is all the more dangerous because of the Levant’s confessional mosaic. These events are changing the very nature of the states in the region, and the peoples that lie within them. Where do Palestine’s borders now lie?   by Ahmad Samih Khalidi Amidst […]

May 30th, 2013|Transcripts|1 Comment|

Haytham Manna’s Lecture at LSE: Violence and Democratic Perspectives in Syria

Tweet On 22 October, Dr Haytham Manna, head of the Syrian National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, delivered a lecture as part of the MEC’s evening lecture series. The following is a copy of his lecture, a podcast of which is expected to be available soon here.  By Dr Haytham Manna “I hate the Alawites and the Shiites. We are going to […]

October 24th, 2012|Transcripts|0 Comments|

Lessons Learned — Professor Burhan Ghalioun’s Keynote Address from Syria Conference

With generous sponsorship from the RCUK’s Global Uncertainties Programme and the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, the LSE MEC held Inside Syria: 18 Months On, a one-day conference on Syria last week. Throughout the next week or so, we’ll be sharing transcripts and videos of the conference proceedings here. First up is an […]

September 26th, 2012|News & Events, Transcripts|1 Comment|

Revolt in Syria: An Interview with Journalist Stephen Starr

Tweet In his new book, Revolt in Syria: Eye-Witness to the Uprising, journalist Stephen Starr details what life was like as the uprisings unfolded in the country, including conversations with Syrians from all walks of life.  Starr — one of the speakers at the MEC’s Syria conference at LSE on 20 September — and LSE MEC Blog Editor Dania Akkad talked on 9 August […]

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