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Zeyno Baran


Zeyno Baran is the director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Eurasian Policy and a senior fellow at the Hudson's Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World. She previously directed the International Security and Energy Programs at the Nixon Center; before that she directed the Georgia Forum and the Caucasus Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Is Kemalism Dead in Turkey?

by Zeyno Baranvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 13, 2010

Turkey was founded as a secular republic, but today it is embracing Islamism over secularism.

A Torn Country

by Zeyno Baranvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

History and politics are disturbing Turkey’s careful balance between
West and East, secular and Islamic. From a new book by Zeyno Baran.

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Torn Country: Turkey Between Secularism and Islamism

by Zeyno Baranvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, July 19, 2010

Zeyno Baran examines the intense struggle between Turkey’s secularists and Islamists in their most recent battles over their country’s destination.

Engaging Muslim Communities

by Zeyno Baranvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Islamism—not Islam—is a threat to democracy