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 A Murder in Ankara
The assassination of Russia’s Ambassador is likely to have far-reaching implications for the U.S.-Turkey relationship.
Crackdown in Turkey Erdogan Ups the Ante
Erdogan’s authoritarian surge has now kicked into overdrive with the arrests of opposition members of parliament.
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.
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.
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.
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.