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Stephen Schwartz

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Executive Director of the Washington-based Center for Islamic Pluralism and author of The Two Faces of Islam: The House of Sa'ud from Tradition to Terror; frequent contributor to the Weekly Standard

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The 700-year-old Ottoman Empire became the Republic of Turkey in 1923.

Turkey, the West and the Muslim Middle East

The 700-year-old Ottoman Empire became the Republic of Turkey in 1923.

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After stops in Israel and the Arab Emirates, the Secretaries of State and Defense are in Saudi Arabia, working out the details of a  massive sale of sophisticated weapons .

Arms for Diplomacy in the Middle East

After stops in Israel and the Arab Emirates, the Secretaries of State and Defense are in Saudi Arabia, working out the details of a massive sale of sophisticated weapons .

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