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October 12, 2017

Turkey
Trump meets with Erdogan The American Alliance With Turkey Was Built on a Myth

It's time to realize that Washington and Ankara share neither values nor interests, and that their partnership cannot return to its Cold War heyday.

October 2, 2017

Syria
Idlib Turkey’s Incursion Into Syria: Making Things Better or Worse?

Syria’s conflict just got more tangled, but there’s some hope in the deal struck by Russia, Turkey and Iran.

September 29, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Israeli Tanks Cross the Suez Canal Weekend Reading: The Yom Kippur War

Who knew that Leonard Cohen flew to Israel during the conflict to sing to Israeli troops?   From Disaster to (Limited) Victory. An Egyptian officer’s view of the Ramadan War.

September 22, 2017

Qatar
Doha, Qatar Weekend Listening: The Gulf Crisis, Not Just My Hijab Part I and Part II

Marc Lynch and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen break down the crisis in the Gulf. Four stories about Middle Eastern women and their hijabs.

September 18, 2017

Iran
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Is Iran the New North Korea? Not Even Close

Israel is alarmed about Iran's intentions — but that's nothing new. Flawed as it is, the nuclear deal is holding.

September 15, 2017

Iraq
Tunisia protest Weekend Reading: The U.S., Iran, and the KRG; Remembering Bentalha

Reading selections for the weekend of September 15, 2017.

September 11, 2017

Iraq
Kurd referendum Is the World Ready for “Kurdexit”? Referendum Among Iraqi Kurds Has Middle East on Edge

Iraq continues to bedevil American foreign policy, and the world. Now the Kurds will vote on their own state.

September 8, 2017

Turkey
SCookSFRC Priorities and Challenges in the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Steven A. Cook's testimony on U.S.-Turkey relations before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on September 6, 2017.

September 6, 2017

Turkey
Priorities and Challenges in the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Steven A. Cook testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, discussing the various challenges to the U.S.-Turkey relationship. Takeaways C…