Saudi palace intrigue sparks speculation Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (L) arrives with his uncle King Salman (R) to greet US President Barack Obama at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Jan. 27, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Jim Bourg) Author: Bruce Riedel Posted May 1, 2015 Software Marketing on the Internet: The Use of Samples and Repositories by Alexia Gaudeul DFG RTG 1411, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJune 2, 2008 CCP Working Paper No. 08-23 Abstract: This paper examines one of the most important marketing strategies by software producers on the Internet.
Are Turkey's young IS recruits now a domestic threat? Syrians wait at a checkpoint at the Syrian border crossing of Bab al-Hawa on the Syrian-Turkish border in Idlib governorate, Jan. 21, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Abed Kontar) Author: Metin Gurcan Posted March 26, 2015 Trialware – How to Sell More of Your Software This session brings together many of the presenters from earlier events in the series into one highly experienced panel of cloud service delivery experts. Moderated by industry renowned Jeff Kaplan, managing director of THINKstratigies, this interactive ‘virtual panel’ will provide attendees with direct access some of the most respected executives from Agilis Solutions, Dell Boomi, SafeNet, and Zuora. Guided by real-time inquiries from the audience, Jeff will spear-head a energetic dialogue guaranteed to answer some of the toughest questions around success in the cloud.
AKP's internal tensions finally erupt Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attend the Extraordinary Congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party to choose a new leader of the party, ahead of Erdogan's inauguration as president, in Ankara, Aug. 27, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Rasit Aydogan) Author: Mustafa Akyol Posted March 25, 2015 Why is Jabhat al-Nusra no longer useful to Turkey? Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra members gesture while posing on a tank in Idlib province, May 17, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Hamid Khatib) Author: Semih Idiz Posted June 10, 2014 Reluctantly perhaps, given the time it took it to do so, Turkey on June 3 finally designated al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra a terrorist organization. The decision was seen as further proof of Turkey’s failed Syria policy, which has left the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan little choice but to fall in line with the United States with regard to radical groups fighting in that country.
Turkey ignored direct warnings of ISIS attack on Mosul Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014. (photo by REUTERS) Author: Amberin Zaman Posted June 12, 2014 The seizure of 49 staff members of the Turkish consulate in Mosul by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants has refocused attention on Turkey’s failing Middle East policy and exposed embarrassing flaws in its handling of diplomatic security. Summary⎙ Print Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces another political crisis over the hostage crisis and his Syria and Iraq policies. As Turkish leaders scramble to find a way out of the crisis, details of the security lapses that led to the storming of the consulate are beginning to emerge.
Liberman: Arabs 'must come out of the closet' US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) meets Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in Rome, March 6, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) Author: Week in Review Posted June 7, 2014 Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman this week offered “full diplomatic relations with the Persian Gulf states” in the context of a regional peace deal involving the Palestinians. Summary⎙ Print Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman outlines his vision for a regional arrangement with Arab Gulf states. Could Moldova's Gagauzia repeat Crimea scenario? Moldova's Prime Minister Iurie Leanca (L-R), Georgia's Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk brief the media before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin, May 28, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Thomas Peter) Author: Milliyet (Turkey) Posted June 5, 2014 When Russia annexed Crimea by severing it from Ukraine, the word was that Moldova was next and a similar scenario would be played out there as well. This speculation was based on reports that the Transdniester region and, especially, the Gagauzia Autonomous Republic want to separate from the central government and even declare their independence. Summary⎙ Print Amid talk of secession, the president of the autonomous Gagauzia region in Moldova, Mihail Formuzal, said that his people prefer to maintain their current status, but if Chisinau signs agreements with the EU and NATO, they may be forced to secede for economic reasons.
Turkey is becoming more secular, not less Participants wave a huge rainbow flag during a gay pride parade in central Istanbul, June 30, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal) Author: Mustafa Akyol Posted March 2, 2015