n.36 June 2011
Istanbul worked hard to win the designation of 2010 City of Culture, hoping the year would increase tourism and help Turkey’s European cause. Overall, the year failed to yield the success some officials had hoped for, in part because of internal bickering.
by Antonio Picasso
Though recent uprisings in the Arab world have been studiously labeled as secular uprising, the fact remains that the Shiites of the Middle East are making gradual progress in extending their power base.