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Turkey: Still a U.S. Ally?

National Security / April 23, 2015 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Foreign policy divergences and increasingly worrying developments in Turkey’s domestic policy are raising questions about the strength of the U.S.-Turkish partnership.

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America: Produce Defense, Not Retirement

Steve Bell / Blog December 4, 2014

The decision to cut some personnel benefits shows that some defense hawks recognize what a combination of the sequester spending cuts and soaring personnel costs means for national defense.

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To the 114th Congress: Choose National Security and Growth over Sequester

Economy / Blog November 7, 2014

Tight budgets squeeze the defense establishment and could leave the nation with insufficient and unprepared military forces.

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The Importance of Kobani

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Blog October 29, 2014

The Kurdish-held, Syrian border town of Kobani emerged as a new front in the regional struggle against the Islamic State.

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Deficits or Defense: The False Choice

Steve Bell / Blog September 23, 2014

Policymakers seem to be gradually wakening to the fact that the sequester process that trimmed discretionary defense and non-defense accounts in the federal budget has begun to hurt. The impacts of sequestration are not only damaging to our national security,…

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What’s Next for the CrISIS in Iraq?

Blaise Misztal / Blog June 19, 2014

On June 17, BPC hosted a conversation on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and the regional implications of Iraqi and Syrian instability.

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Recent Developments in Turkey: Day Six

Blaise Misztal / Blog October 22, 2013

Jessica Michek and Harry Parkhouse contributed to this post. After large protests erupted in Istanbul’s Gezi Park and Taksim Square at the end of May, quickly spreading across the country, Turkey dominated the news. But as that unrest died down…

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Recent Developments in Turkey: Day Five

Blaise Misztal / Blog October 21, 2013

Jessica Michek and Harry Parkhouse contributed to this post. After large protests erupted in Istanbul’s Gezi Park and Taksim Square at the end of May, quickly spreading across the country, Turkey dominated the news. But as that unrest died down…

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Recent Developments in Turkey: Day Four

Blaise Misztal / Blog October 18, 2013

Jessica Michek and Harry Parkhouse contributed to this post. After large protests erupted in Istanbul’s Gezi Park and Taksim Square at the end of May, quickly spreading across the country, Turkey dominated the news. But as that unrest died down…

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Recent Developments in Turkey: Day Three

Blaise Misztal / Blog October 17, 2013

Jessica Michek and Harry Parkhouse contributed to this post. After large protests erupted in Istanbul’s Gezi Park and Taksim Square at the end of May, quickly spreading across the country, Turkey dominated the news. But as that unrest died down…

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