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Barak’s Last Battle

Foreign Affairs,
January 1, 2013
Ehud Barak is one of Israel’s most important leaders — and also one of its most enigmatic and controversial. As defense minister in the current government, Barak prosecuted the November Gaza campaign, handles the Palestinian brief, and, along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, gets the last word on whether to attack Iran — Israel’s most...

Turkey’s Moment: A Conversation With Abdullah Gul

Foreign Affairs,
January 1, 2013
Abdullah Gul has been president of Turkey since 2007. Somewhat overshadowed, at least abroad, by his longtime political partner Recep Tayyip Erdogan — Turkey’s prime minister and leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) — Gul has recently started to carve out a more independent political identity. While Erdogan has become increasingly strident...