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September 26, 2013

A Conversation with Abdullah Gul

Abdullah Gül, president of the Republic of Turkey, gives his remarks on recent regional developments and provides perspective on current U.S.-Turkey relations.

July 23, 2018

Pakistan’s General Election 2018: So Far, No Cause for Celebration

Ahead of national elections in Pakistan this week, allegations of pre-poll rigging, press intimidation, and the mainstreaming of militant groups are all cause for concern.

Pakistan elections 7.23.2018

February 8, 2018

General Erdogan’s First War

Turkey’s Islamist president is the first civilian with control over his country’s military—and you can tell by the results.


January 11, 2018

A Look Inside Turkey

Speakers provide an update on Turkey's domestic politics, the challenges the country faces after the coup, and the likely future of Turkey's foreign and economic polices with the United States.

Play Turkey

October 6, 2010

United States
Tilting Turkish Trade

Turkey’s exports to the Middle East have grown substantially over the last three years, particularly to Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and Iran. In tandem, its share of exports directed to the European Union…

Tilting Turkish Trade

July 19, 2016

Turkey Update: Erdogan’s Outlook and the Consequences of the Failed Coup

CFR's Steven A. Cook discusses the consequences of Turkey's failed coup.

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November 1, 2015

Turkey: Past Is Present

When this post goes up Turkish electoral officials will likely still be tallying the results of Sunday’s do-over parliamentary elections. Like the voting that took place on June 7, this round is wide…


April 8, 2015

No Way Out

This article was originally published here on the American Interest’s website on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  It is eight weeks before Turkey’s general elections, the end of a stretch that has lasted a …

No Way Out

December 9, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Restrained South African Reaction to the Murder of Pierre Korkie

Pierre Korkie was a South African teacher working in Yemen, where his wife, Yolande, did hospital relief work. They were kidnapped by al-Qaeda operatives in May 2013. Yolande Korkie was released with…

Yemen al Qaeda

March 28, 2014

Man in the Middle

This article was originally published here on ForeignAffairs.com on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Many observers, both in Turkey and abroad, believe that this is Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s moment…