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January 20, 2015

Turkey
Turkey Jerky

Since the outbreak of the Gezi Park protests, which began in May 2013, there has been an inordinate amount of commentary in the newspapers of record, opinion magazines, policy journals, and blogs abo…

Turkey Jerky_2

August 6, 2014

Turkey
What a Turkey!

This article was originally published here on Politico.com on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. If Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan were an American politician, he would be an excellent candidate …

WhatATurkey_CROPPED

May 13, 2013

United States
Turkey: Rescue Me

The Turkish government’s tepid response to the car bombings in Reyhanli last Friday should help bring to a merciful end the prevailing meme in Washington that Ankara is poised to lead the Middle East…

TurkeyRescueMe

November 26, 2012

Turkey
Overdone Turkey

The excerpt below is from an article originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. I look forward to reading your comments. One day before announcing Wednesday, Nov…

OverdoneTurkey

August 13, 2018

Turkey
Trump Is the First President to Get Turkey Right

Last Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan published an op-ed in the New York Times outlining his country’s grievances toward the United States. The Turkish leader raised valid concerns abou…

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gesture as they talk at the start of the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium on July 11, 2018.

November 19, 2010

Turkey
Turkey and NATO

Not a lot of time to post on the NATO summit in Lisbon today, but below is an excerpt from "Turkey Being Turkey" where I discuss Turkey’s concerns with the NATO missile defense system. The next bi…

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June 25, 2018

Turkey
Turkey’s Elections: Partially Free, Fair, and Fake

It should not be a surprise except to the most hopeful that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is once again president of Turkey and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will enjoy an effective parliamentary ma…

A supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds his picture in front of a Turkish flag, in front of Turkey's ruling AK Party (AKP) headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. June 24, 2018.

May 7, 2018

Southeast Asia
Would a Victorious Najib Remake Malaysia into Turkey?

On May 9, Malaysians will go to the polls in the first national elections since 2013. Prime Minister Najib tun Razak and his allies appear poised for victory on May 9, though the race is close. And i…

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October 2, 2017

Syria
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.

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September 8, 2017

Turkey
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.

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