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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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Will the U.S. Stop Turkey from Receiving F-35s?

Jessica Michek, William Ellison / Blog August 8, 2018

It is increasingly likely that future conflicts and security issues will arise that make handing these planes over to Turkey dangerous.

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Syria Choices Limit US Leverage with Turkey

Nicholas Danforth / Blog April 17, 2018

Russia has been willing to use its Syria policy as a form of leverage with Turkey, adjusting it as circumstances require to either punish or reward Ankara.

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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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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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Cold Weather Ahead for Defense Hawks?

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta / Blog November 7, 2017

It now appears less probable that the Department of Defense will see a substantial budget increase for Fiscal Year 2018

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Don Wolfensberger – Russia sanctions bill: A tale of two signing statements

National Security / News August 9, 2017

President Donald J. Trump was so taken aback by the overwhelming support in Congress for a sanctions bill aimed at Russia.

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Trump Visit to Poland Renewal of Frayed Ties

National Security / Press Release July 6, 2017

President Donald Trump’s visit to Poland re-established a strong bilateral relationship that had soured during the previous U.S. administration, but the strategic objectives of the United States and Poland remain fundamentally different.

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Russia and Turkey in Syria

National Security / February 1, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET

The roller coaster ride of Russian-Turkish relations has absorbed the attention of anyone trying to make sense of Syria and the Middle East.

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