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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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Eric Edelman & Jake Sullivan: Turkey is out of control. Time for the US to say so.

National Security / News February 13, 2018

Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria, the once unthinkable prospect of a direct clash between Turkish and American soldiers has become alarmingly real.

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Rising anti-Americanism in Turkey

Nicholas Danforth / Blog February 7, 2018

Turkish papers and politicians are presenting Turkey’s incursion into Syria as a battle against the United States itself.

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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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How Willing is Erdogan to Risk His Relationship with America?

Nicholas Danforth / Blog January 18, 2018

With Washington deepening its commitment to the Syrian Democratic Forces, U.S. policymakers appear to have calculated that the fallout for the US-Turkish relationship will be manageable

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Nicholas Danforth: The Only Thing Turkey and the U.S. Can Agree On

National Security / News January 10, 2018

The only interest Washington and Ankara share may be a desire to keep Turkey from becoming even less stable.

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New York Trial Verdict Adds to U.S.-Turkey Tensions

Nicholas Danforth / Blog January 4, 2018

Already, Turkey’s Minister of Justice has announced that he views the case “as an attack on Turkey’s sovereignty.”

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U.S. Action on Syrian Kurdish Fighters Ripe for Misunderstandings with Turkey

Blaise Misztal, Nicholas Danforth / Blog November 29, 2017

Trump told his Turkish counterpart that, with ISIS in retreat, the United States would end its controversial provision of arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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The Case of Reza Zarrab

Jessica Michek / Blog November 27, 2017

The case of Reza Zarrab has the potential for a broader impact on shaky U.S.-Turkish relations.

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