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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 betwee…

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

June 27, 2017

Turkey
Turkey's Identity Crisis

As politicians purposefully polarize their own society for political profit, the result is rage and violence.

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August 15, 2018

Turkey
A Trade War Won't Fix Turkey

President Trump is loving his trade wars. He hits Iran with sanctions, and European companies as well as American ones obediently cut ties with the country. He goes toe-to-toe with China, and the Chi…

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey.

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…

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January 9, 2019

Turkey
Turkey Is An Unreliable Partner In The Fight Against ISIS

Erdogan promises to finish America's fight against the Islamic State, but it's the Kurds that he's out to destroy.

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

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 …

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June 27, 2018

Turkey
Turkey’s Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

Speakers discuss the results from the June 24 elections and the implications for Turkish relations with neighboring countries in the Middle East and Europe, as well as the United States.

August 20, 2019

Energy and Climate Policy
Electricity as Coercion: Is There a Risk of Strategic Denial of Service?

This guest post is co-authored by Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas a…

Electricity pylons are seen in London, Britain August 1, 2017.

August 19, 2019

Iran
Iran Owns the Persian Gulf Now

The Trump administration’s nonresponse to Iranian aggression has sent an unmistakable message.

A U.S. Navy soldier onboard Mark VI Patrol Boat stands guard as an oil tanker makes its way towards Bahrain port, during an exercise of U.S./UK Mine Countermeasures (MCMEX) taking place in Arabian Sea, Bahrain September 11, 2018.

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…

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