About the Project
U.S. Turkey Policy
The Middle East remains a major foreign policy challenge for the United States, despite attempts to pivot away from it. A cooperative and strong Turkey could be an important partner in helping rebuild the Middle East. Indeed, there is no other country in the region that the United States can turn to that could potentially play as constructive a role as Turkey might be able to. But for now the reality is different.
This is a critical moment to examine Iran’s influence in the Western Hemisphere and to consider what can be done to limit its influence. Iran’s interest in Latin America has three primary motivations: (1) cultivating stronger diplomatic ties with nations that oppose the United States, (2) finding economic assistance amidst sanctions, and (3) establishing strategic capabilities for terrorist and asymmetric operations.