Foreign Policy Project

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The Foreign Policy Project is committed to developing realistic and robust bipartisan policy recommendations for the principal national security and foreign policy issues confronting the United States.

Turkey's Local Elections: Results and Implications

BPC's Turkey Initiative hosted a panel to discuss the results of Turkey’s local elections on March 30 and their significance for Turkey’s domestic political struggles, foreign policy and relations with the United States.

 

Misztal, Edelman and Abramowitz: The U.S. Should Unfollow Turkey

Turkey joined the ranks of countries like Iran, North Korea, Syria and China that block their citizens from using Twitter. Unlike those other countries, however, Turkey is a close U.S. ally. Yet, this move is as unsurprising as it is worrisome. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government has become increasingly authoritarian of late, engendering ever greater dissent both among its erstwhile political allies and within Turkish society.

BPC's Blaise Misztal: Biggest threat to Prime Minister Erdoğan is dissension in his own party

Blaise Misztal, acting director of foreign policy, spoke to Al Jazeera America about recent protests in Turkey and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's response.

Ambassador Edelman: Confronting Putin's Invasion

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine presents the United States and its European allies with what is commonly conceded to be the biggest test of European security since the end of the wars of the Yugoslav succession in 1999.

U.S. Turkey Policy

Nuclear Iran

A Tale of Two Irans in New IAEA Report
Feb. 24, 2014

The picture that emerges is one of an Iran willing to follow the letter of some of its agreements, but only when the cost to its nuclear progress is not prohibitive. Iran continually refuses to explain its research into building nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and has found ways to advance its nuclear program, even under the terms of the interim deal.