For Turkey’s Armenians, Biden’s Genocide Declaration Makes Little Difference
A century after the mass killings, Armenians in Turkey are still outcasts.
Erdogan Is Digging a Hole He Can’t Escape
Plans to build a new channel through Istanbul will come with serious domestic, international, and environmental costs.
Stop Giving Erdogan a Veto Over U.S. Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Biden can do the right thing because Turkey has lost strategic significance.
The Real Reason Britain Gambled at Gallipoli
A new book argues that Churchill’s famous folly was ultimately about food, fear, and free trade.
The ICC’s Israel Investigation Could Backfire
It’s more likely to inflame nationalist sentiments than change anything on the ground.
How Erdogan Got His Groove Back
It’s been a difficult and dizzying few months for Turkey—which is just the way the president likes it.
The U.S. Army Goes to School on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Off-the-shelf air power changes the battlefield of the future.
Biden Can Help Armenia and Azerbaijan Make Peace. Here’s How.
Four steps Washington can take to facilitate a lasting end to the conflict.
The Wounds of the Bosnian Genocide Haven’t Healed
An Oscar-nominated film exposes the crimes of Srebrenica at a time when the perpetrators are still celebrated in Serbia and beyond.
Erdogan’s Power Plays Turn to Profit Margins
The Turkish president is willing to tank the economy if it means he can quash his ideological opponents.
Where to Draw the Line in the Eastern Mediterranean
As France sends aircraft carriers to the region, all sides should look to Bangladesh and Myanmar for a solution to the border dispute.
The Libya Allergy
The 2011 Libyan intervention pitched the region into a decade of chaos and undermined U.S. confidence in the wisdom of using military force to save lives.
Erdogan’s Last-Ditch Power Play
Turkey’s president cracks down on a major pro-Kurdish opposition party.
Biden Gives Turkey the Silent Treatment
If U.S.-Turkey relations were already strained under Trump, Biden’s pressure on Ankara raises questions about the relationship with a longtime NATO ally.
Why Erdogan Has Abandoned the Uyghurs
As Ankara grows more economically dependent on Beijing, the Turkish government is no longer offering a safe haven or defending Uyghur rights.
Oscar-Shortlisted Film Puts Bosnian Genocide on Silver Screen
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” could do for the Srebrenica massacre what “Schindler’s List” accomplished for the Holocaust.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Political psychologists offer a new approach to authoritarianism, Ukraine clamps down on pro-Russian media, and a critically acclaimed documentary chronicles Wuhan’s lockdown.
Singing for Inclusivity in Turkey
Yeliz Guzel’s pride choir brought LGBTQ Turks together—but left her ostracized.
Iranians Are Trapped in a Sunni-Shiite Détente
Dissidents seeking refuge in Turkey are getting sacrificed to a newfound friendship between Tehran and Ankara.