Current News at the Institute

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

The Program on Peace-building and Human Rights convened a panel on “Human Slavery and Trafficking in Conflict Zones” on May 10, 2017.

By David L. Phillips
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, writes in the Boston Globe that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Presisdent Trump with a list a untenable demands and go home empty handed.

By David L. Phillips
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:15pm

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, writes in the Huffington Post that Serbia represents the epicenter of Russia’s anti-American agenda to destabilize pro-western states.

Remarks by David L. Phillips
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:15pm

Times Square, New York City
April 23, 2017

 

It is an honor to be here today. I thank the Knights and Daughters of Vartan for inviting me.

The so-called special relationship between Turkey and the United States rests on two fallacies. Turkey is a secular democracy, and Turkey is an indispensable member of NATO.

Turkey is not secular. Nor is Turkey a democracy. Last weekend’s sham referendum is proof of Turkey’s tilt towards dictatorship under President Tayyip Erdogan.

By David L. Phillips
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, writes in the Huffington Post that the Turkish referendum held on April 16th was marred by extensive electoral fraud and a pervading climate of political fear. 

Phillips recounts the purge of oppositionists, the disenfranchisement of Kurdish voters, the abrupt removal of electoral safeguards, a lack of transparency, and intimidation and threats towards "no" voters.

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