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Power and Corruption in Erdogan’s Turkey: The Reza Zarrab Case and Beyond

National Security / November 27, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET

On Monday, November 27, the trial of Reza Zarrab will begin. While Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian businessman, stands accused of helping Iran violate sanctions, the case will have profound ramifications for Turkey, and its relationship with the United States. Zarrab allegedly bribed…

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Hitting Erdoğan Where It Hurts

National Security / News November 3, 2017

Turkey has not only been pulling away from the United States in terms of policy coordination, but also increasingly infusing relations with antagonism.

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Blaise Misztal and Nicholas Danforth: America walks tightrope over conflicts in Iraq and Turkey

National Security / News October 26, 2017

U.S.-Turkish cooperation could help temper the Iraqi crisis and stabilize U.S. ties with both Ankara and the Kurdish capital of Irbil.

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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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Triangle of Tensions: Turkey, America, and Europe in the Middle East

National Security / October 5, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET

Internal political strife has had a profound effect on the always-complicated diplomatic relationships between the United States, Europe and Turkey. At the same time strategic allies and occasional antagonists, each party has a stake in maintaining cooperation to tackle continued…

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Iraqi Kurds Seek Independence Vote

Nicholas Danforth / Blog August 30, 2017

If Washington cannot persuade Barzani to postpone the referendum, the challenge will be to carefully manage the post-referendum diplomacy.

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Turkish democracy might be dead

National Security / News August 16, 2017

Until recently, the Turkish state, for all of its problems, enjoyed a strong institutional foundation.

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A Stable Policy for an Unstable Turkey

Nicholas Danforth / Blog July 14, 2017

For all that has changed in Turkey since last summer’s July 15th coup attempt, U.S. policy toward Turkey has remained surprisingly consistent.

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Confusion and Consequences: Turkey’s Coup Attempt One Year Later

National Security / July 19, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

A year after Turkey’s July 15 coup attempt, please join the Bipartisan Policy Center for an independent and critical examination of its causes, consequences, and long-term legacy for Turkey’s foreign and domestic politics. The coup attempt and its aftermath have…

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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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