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Policy Update 4/2015: Iran Update   
Posted on 07 October 2015

Policy Update 4/2015

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Iran Update: Approaching Implementation Day

The Moment of Pragmatic Necessity for Obama, Iran, and Europe

By Park Jae Sun

For the United States, the nuclear deal with Iran has helped restore America’s image in the region (and in Iran) as a leader engaged and ready to cooperate and work with the Middle East — not one [--]

Policy Update 3/2015: Syria Update   
Posted on 09 September 2015

Syria Update

By Park Jae Sun

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The Syrian government still maintains its power as the opposition forces have been fatigued fighting a two-front war against not only the regime but also IS. Although Assad is losing ground he retains crucial backing from Iran and Russia

Opposition forces are fragmented and thus have been unable to coordinate their resources and planning so as to maximise [--]

Policy Update 2/2015: Turkey’s 2015 Elections: Results and Implications   
Posted on 05 August 2015

By Park Jae Sun

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Turkey’s political environment has changed significantly as HDP, a new Kurdish minority party broke the leading AKP’s dominance by winning 80 of the 550 seats in parliament.

Possible coalitions are currently being debated, leaving Erdoğan with the option of allying with a newly emergent Kurdish party or allying with the conservative MHP party. Turkey’s position in security affairs [--]

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