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Rethinking Erdogan’s “Hostage Diplomacy”

Nicholas Danforth / Blog August 29, 2018

So long as Erdogan assumes Western hostility and seeks to counter it through provocative measures, there are few good options to respond.

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Into the Abyss: Turkish Impressions of a U.S.-Turkish Break

Nicholas Danforth / Blog August 17, 2018

With Trump threatening more sanctions and Erdogan threatening to find other allies, Turkey may be forced to figure out what the alternatives are.

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More Reasons for Pessimism on U.S.-Turkish Relations

Nicholas Danforth / Blog March 19, 2018

Anyone in Ankara who is expecting the United States to recognize its own interests in regard to Turkey should also recognize the impediments Ankara has created.

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One Year After Turkey’s Coup Attempt

Nicholas Danforth / Blog July 10, 2017

July 15 and its aftermath put an already tense relationship between Turkey and the U.S.under even greater strain

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Referendum Gives Turkey Two Choices but Little Hope

Nicholas Danforth / Blog April 5, 2017

The danger for Turkey is that Erdogan has already accumulated enough power that, even in defeat, he could easily bring the entire country down with him.

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Beyond the Myth of Partnership: Rethinking U.S. Policy Toward Turkey

National Security / Research December 5, 2016

Erdogan’s need to consolidate power means that American attempts to mollify his concerns will not create a foundation for a workable relationship.

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Under Trump, A New Dynamic for U.S.-Turkish Relations

Nicholas Danforth / Blog November 11, 2016

There is undoubtedly a sense that Trump is someone with whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can do business.

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The Tale of Two Bidens

Nicholas Danforth / Blog August 26, 2016

While focused on the fight against ISIS, the White House has likely concluded that democracy in Turkey, at least in the near future, is probably a lost cause.

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Turkey After the Coup

National Security / August 30, 2016 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

The consequences of Turkey’s July 15 coup attempt will continue to complicate U.S.-Turkish relations for the foreseeable future.

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What Can Biden Bring Turkey?

Nicholas Danforth / Blog August 24, 2016

Given the long history behind the American-Turkish relationship, there are a few high-profile gestures it would behoove Washington to make for its own sake.

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