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For Kenan Mortan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Commentary / World Apr 21, 2010

Will Syria come in from the cold?

ISTANBUL — Will the recent rapprochement between the United States and Syria mark a new era in Syria's international standing? Syria can hope for two major changes following the restoration of full diplomatic relations with the U.S. First, it will be removed from America's informal ...

Commentary / World Mar 3, 2010

Iran's 'mullahnomics' is failing

ISTANBUL — As the standoff between Iran's government and opposition continues, one factor that may determine the outcome, but which is rarely discussed, is the rickety state of the Iranian economy. Will its sclerotic performance ultimately turn out to be what tips the balance? Iran's ...