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Escalation
Erdogan’s High-Stakes Game

Erdoğan’s latest contretemps with the United States could end up doing irreparable harm to the U.S.-Turkish relationship.

The Middle East
How to Manage Post-Democracy Turkey

The U.S. must be patient but take a firm line to curb Erdogan’s worst impulses.

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The Middle East
A Murder in Ankara

The assassination of Russia’s Ambassador is likely to have far-reaching implications for the U.S.-Turkey relationship.

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Crackdown in Turkey
Erdogan Ups the Ante

Erdogan’s authoritarian surge has now kicked into overdrive with the arrests of opposition members of parliament.

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Syrian Civil War
A Post-ISIS Recovery Plan for Syria

Recognizing and supporting a provisional government in opposition-controlled Syria could cool down the conflict while keeping pressure on Assad.

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After the Coup
The Russian-Turkish Fling: Off Again on Again

There’s less to the Putin-Erdogan flirtation than meets the eye, but that doesn’t mean U.S.-Turkish relations haven’t entered a delicate period.

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The Turkish Coup
The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

The coup failed, and Erdogan survived, but the events of July 15 left only losers in their wake.

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The Islamic State
The Raqqa Imperative

The United States and its allies against the Islamic State face a major choice in its next target: the Iraqi city of Mosul, or the IS “capital” of Raqqa.

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A New Middle East?
A U.S. Blueprint for Syria

Why does Russia always seem to be a step ahead of the U.S. in Syria? The answer is simple: Moscow knows exactly what it wants, and the U.S. doesn’t.

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The Turkey Shootdown
An Unnecessary Crisis

Some guesses as to what exactly transpired in this week’s high-stakes standoff between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin.

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