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Mixed Messages from Ankara

Nicholas Danforth / Blog July 30, 2018

Following the re-election of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in late June, many observers wondered if Turkey’s foreign policy would remain capable of pragmatism and compromise.

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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 / Research May 14, 2018

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East offers three strategic policy options for the United States to address Iran’s destabilizing regional behavior.

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Timing of Iran Decision Hints at Trump Strategy on North Korea

Blaise Misztal / Blog May 9, 2018

The significance of the president’s address on the Iran nuclear deal lies not so much in what he said, but when he said it. 

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What Trump Did Not Say on Iran

National Security / Press Release May 8, 2018

It remains unclear whether the administration wants to develop a comprehensive strategy on Iran or is not interested in pushing back on Iran beyond the nuclear deal.

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Blaise Misztal: On Iran, It’s Not About the Art of the Deal

National Security / News May 7, 2018

Trump has plenty of room to address issues with Iran without altering nuclear accord.

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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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5 Questions for Next Secretary of State About Syria

Nicholas Danforth / Blog April 11, 2018

Mike Pompeo’s upcoming confirmation hearings for the top role at the State Department offer a unique opportunity to bring clarity to one of the most vital challenges facing the White House today.

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Syria Caught In Washington and Ankara Uncertainty

Nicholas Danforth / Blog April 5, 2018

If U.S. policy remains ambiguous and Turkey, Russia, and Iran remain unable to reach an agreement, initiative will stay with Damascus.

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Explainer on Syria and U.N. Resolution 2401

Jessica Michek, Nicholas Danforth / Blog February 28, 2018

There is little chance this U.N. resolution will stem the ongoing catastrophe in Syria. Its dominant flaw is an over-simplification of the Syrian conflict

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