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Nicholas Danforth


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Nicholas Danforth is a fellow with BPC’s national security program. Prior to joining BPC in January 2016, he worked on Middle East policy issues for Concepts and Strategies and the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy.

Danforth received his M.A. from the School of Oriental and African Studies and his B.A. from Yale. He completed his Ph.D. in history at Georgetown University in 2015 and has written widely about Turkey, U.S. foreign policy, and the Middle East for publications including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, and Foreign Affairs.

Im not saying the importance of Turkey's "historic ties" to the Middle East have been overstated, but, well, here's a guy named Ali Mamlouk who doesn't seem to thrilled with what Turkey's up to