Biden Faces Troubled Eastern Mediterranean Waters
Greeks and Greek Cypriots are hoping for stronger U.S. support in their disputes with Turkey. But that may not be the president-elect’s greatest priority.
Erdogan’s Economic Hail Mary Won’t Work
Turkey’s problem is the president himself; improvement won’t come until he leaves.
Iraqi Kurds Turn Against the PKK
Now that it’s beaten back the Islamic State, the Kurdistan Regional Government is focusing its attention on a group it has long tolerated.
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When Great-Power Politics Isn’t Great Enough
Turkey and Russia helped craft a cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh. But what they need is a grand bargain for the entire region.
Biden Can’t Avoid Erdogan, but He Can Keep the U.S.-Turkish Relationship on Track
Turkey’s leader has caused many headaches in Washington in recent years, but letting ties deteriorate further would be disastrous.
Biden’s Victory Is No Balm for American Exceptionalism
Trump was a much weaker potential autocrat than others have faced.
Trump vs. Biden Is ‘A Very Difficult Dilemma’ for Turkish Americans in Ohio
The Ahiska Turkish community in Dayton, Ohio, is torn. Their votes could make a difference in a state where the candidates remain virtually tied.
Changing Tides in Divided Cyprus
The victory of an Erdogan ally in Northern Cyprus spells danger for the island’s reunification prospects—and sets Turkey up for regional hegemony.
What Negotiations Over Nagorno-Karabakh Could Look Like
Years of diplomatic efforts have failed, but the two sides will need to talk to prevent a regionwide war.
Is Turkey’s Military Overstretched?
If Turkey intervenes in Nagorno-Karabakh, it would only be the latest entry in Ankara’s growing list of military adventures.
A Weak Economy Won’t Stop Turkey’s Activist Foreign Policy
By pledging unconditional support to Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey’s government is stretching its forces and its budget, but it’s also shoring up its base.
Turkey’s Caucasus Adventure Risks Another Crisis in NATO
NATO allies have been at odds with Turkey for years. But Ankara’s role in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict is bringing matters to a head.
Syrians Make Up Turkey’s Proxy Army in Nagorno-Karabakh
After fighting Turkey’s battles in Libya, the Syrian National Army is caught in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan—and dozens are dying.
Why the United States Shouldn’t Sell Jets to the UAE
Selling F-35s to the United Arab Emirates could give Russia access to U.S. technology and erode Israel’s regional military edge.
Syria’s Forgotten Displaced Aren’t Equipped to Fight the Pandemic
The regime has restricted aid to those who fled Afrin in 2018, leaving them without test kits, basic supplies, or access to specialist care.