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An Iranian-Turkish Reset
Articles - July 22, 2014
 

Earlier this summer, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid a very public two-day visit to a surprising locale: Ankara, Turkey. The June trip — the first of its kind in nearly 20 years — represented a significant evolution of the political ties between Iran and Turkey. 

 
U.S.-Turkey ties in danger: Column
Articles - May 13, 2014
 

 Remember the U.S.-Turkish alliance? Not long ago, President Obama was proclaiming that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was his favorite Middle Eastern statesman, and one of very few foreign leaders with whom he had forged a "bond of trust." Yet today, ties between Washington and Ankara are unmistakably on the downswing. The culprits are a quartet of issues that cumulatively have soured relations between Washington and Ankara — and which promise to keep the once-vibrant relationship at a low ebb, at least for the foreseeable future.

 
 
Turkey's Tilt East: A deal with China comes as a particularly harsh blow for NATO.
Articles - February 11, 2014
 

For decades, Turkey has served as a stalwart ally of the West and NATO's representative in the Middle East. But the times may be changing, as Turkey's exploration of new political and economic opportunities in Asia calls into question its traditional relationship with the West.

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 304
Bulletins - November 26, 2013
 

Baghdad will allow Kurds to pump oil in Turkey;
Syria's chemical weapons may be destroyed at sea;
Egypt hosts top Russian officials

 
Epitaph For The Turkish Model
Articles - August 22, 2013
 

Last summer, when the so-called “Arab Spring” was in full bloom, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey was riding high.

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 290
Bulletins - August 2, 2013
 

Opposition leader assassinated in Tunisia;
Crackdown on Turkish media;
Syrian government takes Homs

 
How Turkey's Leaders Are Exploiting Egypt's Coup
Articles - July 8, 2013
 

If you're reading the American press, you might think that the protests in Turkey have died down. Nothing could be further from the truth. Stranger still, if you are reading the Turkish press, you might conclude that you are in Egypt, because that seems to be the only topic of conversation.

 
World Report What's Behind Turkey's Unrest
Articles - June 4, 2013
 

ISTANBUL – By now, the media coverage of the upheaval in Turkey has been extensive, but certain points have been insufficiently emphasized.

 
Turkey's Kurdish Arithmetic
Articles - May 29, 2013
 

Of all the variables that dictate the fate of nations, demography might just be the most decisive. The pace of populations—how they grow, change and decline—helps shape a country’s political outlook, its internal makeup, and its place in the world. It can also provide useful insights into a nation’s foreign policy priorities.

 
Turkey To America: Step Up In Syria
Articles - May 15, 2013
 

This week, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Washington for a much publicized state visit. The Turkish leader won't simply be making a courtesy call, however. His U.S. mission is largely aimed at achieving one purpose: goading the Obama administration into taking greater action on Syria.