Elections

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Iran's 2024 Elections: Vote Without Voters

Does a voter boycott matter in a country that is not a democracy, and is there a correlation between lack of electoral participation and political violence?

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Erdogan Overcomes Opposition – and Economy – to Prevail in Presidential Runoff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proved he can win a national election without a successful economy; however, he cannot begin to achieve his vision of Turkish greatness without economic greatness as well.

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Implications of Iraq’s New Election Law

Iraq’s new election law is likely to strengthen the representation of traditional political blocs and weaken smaller parties and independent candidates, however, it is unlikely to notably alter the ethnic and sectarian composition of Parliament.

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Erdogan Closes in on Victory

Should he indeed clinch his third presidential term on May 28, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s detractors at home and in the West will have little choice but to place their hope in his pragmatic side.

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What Turkey’s Elections Mean for the Gulf

Despite the candidates’ contrasting foreign policy approaches, realpolitik considerations and regional developments may prevent a radical shift in Turkish foreign policy regardless of who wins Turkey’s presidential election.

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New Elections and Frustration Within Kuwait's Elite

Amid an ongoing political standoff and governing malaise, some within Kuwait's elite have challenged the Al Sabah family-led government.

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Leader of Iran’s Green Movement Calls for a New Constitution

Despite his legacy as a regime insider and reformist, Mir Hossein Mousavi’s voice could help shape the debate about forging a new political reality in Iran.

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Kuwait’s Parliamentary Elections and Individualism

Kuwait’s upcoming elections bring hopes for a new beginning for the executive and legislative branches of government. But that depends on the elections' outcome and the relationship forged with new government leadership.

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Pressure Mounts to Form Iraqi Government

Iraq’s government formation drama might continue, but public pressure could force rival parties to reach a deal after Ramadan.

Iraq Moves to Tackle Climate Challenge

Iraq is stepping up efforts to reduce flared gas as the first solar power plant moves forward with France’s TotalEnergies.

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