Turkey, Neo-Ottomans, and The Cycle of History (Or: When Picking Starting Territories for Empires, Anatolia Ain’t Half Bad)

Much of the world's attention has been focused recently on the relatively insignificant town of Kobane.  Kobane is hardly worth getting upset about; Aleppo, Homs, and Damascus are all far more central to the events in Syria.  And yet here we are, all watching the street-to-street fighting in a place we'd probably not even considering getting … Continue reading Turkey, Neo-Ottomans, and The Cycle of History (Or: When Picking Starting Territories for Empires, Anatolia Ain’t Half Bad)