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.
Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria, the once unthinkable prospect of a direct clash between Turkish and American soldiers has become alarmingly real.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Democratization, modernization, peace and prosperity have given way to growing autocracy, conflict and debts.
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.