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From the Potomac to the Euphrates

Steven A. Cook examines developments in the Middle East and their resonance in Washington.

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A Turkish soldier waves a flag on Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 28 ,2018. REUTERS/ Khalil Ashawi

Turkey Is An Unreliable Partner In The Fight Against ISIS

Last summer I wrote a piece for Foreign Policy called “Trump Is the First President to Get Turkey Right.” Some of my colleagues and friends thought I’d gone quite mad as the U.S. Read More

November 15, 2018

Turkey
The Case for Reshaping U.S.-Turkey Relations

When Andrew Brunson, the North Carolinian pastor, was released from Turkish custody in October, President Donald J. Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to “good, perhaps great, relations between the United States & Turkey.” The administration then subsequently lifted sanctions it had imposed on Turkey’s ministers of interior and justice over Brunson’s detention.

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October 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is Even Stranger Than It Seems

The full text of this article is available here on ForeignPolicy.com.

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October 3, 2018

Yemen
America Is Not an Innocent Bystander in Yemen

This article first appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com on September 27, 2018. 

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