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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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Under Trump, A New Dynamic for U.S.-Turkish Relations

Nicholas Danforth / Blog November 11, 2016

There is undoubtedly a sense that Trump is someone with whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can do business.

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Trump in the Middle East: A New Strategy or More of the Same?

Blaise Misztal / Blog November 9, 2016

When it comes to the Middle East, the transition from President Obama to President-elect Donald Trump may well exhibit just as much continuity as divergence.

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The U.S-Turkish Alliance Is Fraying at the Edges

Blaise Misztal / Blog August 23, 2016

U.S. policymakers will have to quickly decide just how much political capital they are willing to spend to keep Turkey from joining the Russia-Iran axis.

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U.S. Warily Watching Russia-Turkey Talks On Syria

Nicholas Danforth / Blog August 11, 2016

Will the current rapprochement lead to a new Russian-Turkish consensus on Syria that would facilitate a more lasting improvement in relations?

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Putin-Erdogan Meeting Accelerates Rapprochement, But No Major Realignment

National Security / Press Release August 9, 2016

The more resurgent and aggressive Russia becomes, the less Washington needs to worry about Turkish-Russian rapprochement.

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Turkey Downing of Russian Jet Underscores Complexity of Syrian Conflict

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Blog November 24, 2015

Even as the facts surrounding the incident continue to emerge, what remains uncertain is Turkey’s possible motivations for such aggression.

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Turkey: An Increasingly Undependable Ally

National Security / Research April 23, 2015

As the United States deals with an unraveling Middle East, Turkey is largely absent, at best, or directly undermining U.S. interests, at worst.

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Recent Flurry of World Leader Visits to Turkey

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Blog December 18, 2014

As the United States and its allies battle the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Vice President Joseph Biden, Pope Francis, and Russian President Vladimir Putin have all visited Turkey.

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A Rundown on the Situation in Ukraine

Jessica Michek / Blog March 12, 2014

Jessica Atlas contributed to this post. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted a conversation on Ukraine’s democracy, geopolitics, economics and energy, with a panel of foreign policy experts including:

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