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Countering Iranian Influence in Syria and Iraq: Three Possible Paths

National Security / Press Release May 14, 2018

The U.S. must remain engaged in Syria and Iraq to counter Iran’s efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to BPC’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East.

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U.S Policy Toward Iran: Strategic Options

National Security / May 14, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Join us for a discussion on Iran’s influence in Syria and Iraq, and the release of a report from the Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East.

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Eric Edelman & Jake Sullivan: Turkey is out of control. Time for the US to say so.

National Security / News February 13, 2018

Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria, the once unthinkable prospect of a direct clash between Turkish and American soldiers has become alarmingly real.

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BPC Task Force Recommends Four Steps to Stabilize Kirkuk Crisis

National Security / Press Release October 19, 2017

The crisis in northern Iraq risks significantly disrupting U.S. policy in the region and comes on the heels of the recent capture of Raqqa in Syria.

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Turkey, America, and Europe in the Middle East

National Security / October 5, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET

Internal political strife has had a profound effect on the always-complicated diplomatic relationships between the United States, Europe and Turkey. At the same time strategic allies and occasional antagonists, each party has a stake in maintaining cooperation to tackle continued…

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New Task Force to Develop Strategy for Middle East

National Security / Press Release April 10, 2017

As a new administration grapples with how to address challenges in the Middle East, the Bipartisan Policy Center is launching a task force of former diplomats and senior foreign policy experts.

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Principles for U.S. Engagement in the Middle East

National Security / April 13, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Please join us for the release of BPC’s newest study, “Wringing Order from Chaos,” and a discussion on principles for U.S. engagement in the Middles East.

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Cascading Conflicts: U.S. Policy on Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds

National Security / June 14, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

In the fight against ISIS, U.S. policymakers have been increasingly confounded by the fact that Turkey and the Kurds are locked in a violent conflict of their own.

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Turkey Transformed? The November 1 Election and Turkey’s Future

National Security / October 29, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Democratization, modernization, peace and prosperity have given way to growing autocracy, conflict and debts.

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey to Discuss Challenges Facing U.S.- Turkish Alliance

National Security / Press Release April 15, 2015

On April 23, BPC will release a new paper and host a discussion on Turkey’s domestic political struggles, foreign policy and implications for its relationship with the U.S.

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