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Obama’s Best Friend? The Alarming Evolution of U.S.-Turkish Relations

By: Dr. Ariel Cohen / Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Dr. Ariel Cohen penned the 100th report of Begin-Sadat Center’s Middle East Security and Policy Studies. Cohen is a senior research fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy at the Katherine and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Read more

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Testing Turkey

By: Soner Cagaptay / Foreign Affairs

For all the talk of Turkey’s “zero problems with neighbors,” no amount of soft power has been able to protect the country from the protracted civil war in Syria. Now over two years old, that conflict has laid bare Ankara’s inability to match Tehran’s influence in the region — or even to secure itself against violence as the conflict has spilled over its borders. Read more

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A Statesman’s Forum with H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey

On May 17, the Center on the U.S. and Europe at Brookings hosted a Stateman’s Forum with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In his remarks, Mr. Erdoğan reflected on three terms of Justice and Development Party (AK Party) leadership during a period of rapid evolution for Turkey and its role in the world. Read more

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The Washington Institute publishes "The New Turkey and U.S. policy"

Soner Çağaptay of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy offers insight into the trends shaping Turkey’s policies today and highlights what this means for the future U.S. Turkey relations in a new strategic report titled “The New Turkey and U.S. Read more

Anatolian Janus – The AKP's Strategic Depth Doctrine and Turkey's Reemergence in the Middle East

Under the rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkey has reemerged as a major power in the Middle East, mediating between Israel and Syria and facilitating in the nuclear standoff between Iran and the US. For some, this signals that Turkey has turned away from the West and joined ranks with the Muslim-majority countries it borders; for others, that the US is no longer an unrivaled power in the region. Read more