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Appeared in: Volume 11, Number 4
Published on: December 16, 2015
Syrian War
Turkey and Russia: Enemies Again?

For Moscow, U.S.-Turkish cooperation on Syria fits into a pattern of Western hostility to Russian interests dating back to the 19th century. U.S. and European statesmen should tread lightly.

Sean McMeekin, a professor of history at Bard College, is author of The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Penguin, 2015).
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