April 2, 2019
A few days before Turkey’s local elections, I wrote an article for Foreign Policy.com titled “Erdogan is Weak. And Invincible.” Well, at least the first part was accurate. The ruling Justice and Dev…
January 24, 2019
The current account has improved, but Turkey's underlying financial vulnerabilities remain.
January 9, 2019
Erdogan promises to finish America's fight against the Islamic State, but it's the Kurds that he's out to destroy.
November 27, 2018
Washington continues to claim Ankara as “strategic partner.” Let’s stop pretending it is.
December 21, 2018
The U.S. withdrawal from Syria removes the main obstacle to a Turkish campaign to eradicate Syrian Kurdish forces and could lead to a more dangerous phase of Syria’s civil war.
August 15, 2018
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…
August 28, 2018
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November 15, 2018
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…
We are witnessing the gradual but steady demise of a relationship that is already an alliance in name only.