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April 19, 2007

Iraq
The Iraqi Kurdish Question

Demands by Iraqi Kurds for greater autonomy have roiled their Turkish neighbors.

May 7, 2012

Turkey
U.S. Needs to Deepen Ties with Turkey Despite Concerns, Says New CFR Task Force

It is incumbent upon the leaders of the United States and Turkey to define a new partnership "in order to make a strategic relationship a reality," says a new Council on Foreign Relations–sponsored I…

April 6, 2012

United States
The End of Drone Strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Nine days ago, I wrote a piece for Foreign Policy online, “We Can’t Drone Our Way to Victory in Afghanistan," in which I detailed a range of host-nation rules that govern the behavior of U.S. militar…

Armed reaper drone

May 2, 2012

Turkey
U.S.-Turkey Relations

Turkey is a rising regional and global power facing, as is the United States, the challenges of political transitions in the Middle East, bloodshed in Syria, and Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. As…

April 14, 2010

Cyprus
A Conversation with Ahmet Davutoglu

Watch Ahmet Davutoglu, minister of foreign affairs, Republic of Turkey, talk about the direction of his country's foreign policy.

April 14, 2010

Cyprus
A Conversation with Ahmet Davutoglu

MARC GROSSMAN: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting. There are a couple of rules before I get started that I've already talked to the Minister about and the …

December 9, 2009

Security Alliances
The U.S.-Europe Partnership

The fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago marked a new era in U.S.-European cooperation on global issues. Please join Philip H. Gordon to discuss the status and future of the relationship under a …

December 9, 2009

Security Alliances
The U.S.-Europe Partnership

Watch Philip H. Gordon, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, shed light on the status and future of the U.S.-European relationship under a new president's leadership, as we…

March 29, 2007

Iraq
Cook: Turkish-U.S. Tensions ‘Great Underreported Story of Iraq War’

Steven A. Cook, a CFR expert on Turkey, says “the great underreported story” of the Iraq war is the serious deterioration in U.S.-Turkish relations. “It has already blown up,” says Cook.