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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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Quick Takeaways from Turkey’s Election

Blaise Misztal / Blog June 25, 2018

Here are some takes on what the outcome of the elections in Turkey tell us about what happened and what happens next.

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Part I: The Election Landscape

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

Though the AKP has kept its hold on power several emerging dynamics have created a real sense of optimism among the opposition that the results, this time, might be different.

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Part II: Post Election Scenarios

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

A clear-cut victory would still leave Erdoğan facing a deteriorating economic climate, strained relations with Western partners and an ongoing war with PKK-linked forces.

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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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Lessons from the 2010 Gaza Flotilla

National Security / Blog February 15, 2018

Turkish forces’ recent incursion into northwest Syria has further complicated an already extremely complex situation in Syria.

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Is U.S. Finally Ready to Get Tough on Turkey?

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Blog February 7, 2018

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s closed hearing on Wednesday, February 7, “Turkey and the Way Ahead,” is almost certainly a reaction to the deterioration in U.S.-Turkish ties.

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Turkish Attack in Northern Syria Adds New Front to Complex Civil War?

Nicholas Danforth / Blog January 24, 2018

The attack is almost certain to usher in a new phase in the Syrian civil war, the U.S.-Turkish relationship and Turkey’s domestic Kurdish conflict as well.

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The Kurdish Referendum: What Comes Next?

Nicholas Danforth / Blog September 27, 2017

Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani stated repeatedly that the referendum will not lead to an immediate declaration of independence.

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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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