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U.S. Intelligence Writes Turkey’s Future

U.S. intelligence community ponders the impact of Turkey’s growing significance in global affairs… Continue reading

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Turkey to Deploy Patriot Missiles

Turkey’s membership in NATO has many unique dimensions, including in the number of missile-related crises the country has experienced… Continue reading

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Turkey Raises Central Asian Profil through SCO Link

The decision of the heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing to designate Turkey a formal dialogue partner of the organization is yet another sign of recognition of Turkey’s growing influence in Central and South Asia… Continue reading

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Turkey’s Leadership Ambitions in NATO Weakened by Petty Politics

NATO’s May 20-21 heads-of-state summit in Chicago reminded everyone how Turkey is making important contributions to NATO in many key areas… Continue reading

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Explaining Turkey’s Nuclear Policies

Despite its challenging neighborhood, Turkey has an exemplary nuclear nonproliferation record… Continue reading

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Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

As U.S. military operations in Afghanistan drag on inconclusively, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the Taliban insurgency is gaining ground… Continue reading

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Why We Should End Our Relationship With Pakistan

As Pakistanis burned American flags and the Washington Post wrote of “a new normal” in US-Pakistani relations earlier this month, it looked like the beginning of the end of five decades of friendly alliance between the two countries… Continue reading

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How Much Security Will NATO’s Missile Defense Shield Provide for Turkey?

By agreeing to deploy the Army Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance System (AN/TPY-2) on Turkish soil, the United States and Turkey have concluded by far the strategically most significant agreement in many years… Continue reading

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Turkish-US Relations in 2011 and Beyond: There May be Trouble Ahead

The year 2011 saw a “regression toward the mean” in Turkey’s relation with the United States… Continue reading

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Tactical Allies and Strategic Rivals: Turkey’s Changing Relations with Iran

General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, declared that, if Iran came under attack from the U.S. or Israel… Continue reading

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Turkish Foreign Policy in Evolution

Turkish government representatives insist that they want to develop good ties in all directions… Continue reading

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Libya: A Sharia State?

Libya’s transitional leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil was quite clear about his intentions for liberated Libya… Continue reading

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Is NATO responsible for the death of Qaddafi?

Once the fact of Muammar Qaddafi’s abrupt demise on Thursday is absorbed, Libya will be left with the same power struggle between… Continue reading

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More than Half of Afghans See Western Alliance as Occupiers

More than 50 percent of Afghans see the Western Alliance (ISAF / NATO) as occupying forces… Continue reading

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Assad threatens to destroy Tel Aviv if attacked by Turkey or NATO

War tensions between Turkey, NATO and Syria shot up again with the announcement from Ankara that… Continue reading

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Iran: Turkey criticized over its decision to deploy anti-missile radar in Turkish territory

Turkey came under increasing criticism from Iran this week over its decision to sign an agreement allowing the United States to deploy… Continue reading

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Libya: U.S. confirms al Qaeda members’ role in rebel command

The Obama administration finally acknowledged that al Qaeda elements had been fighting in Libyan rebel ranks in last week’s capture of Tripoli… Continue reading

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Gaddafi flees Tripoli with family. What’s next: Guerrilla or tribal warfare?

Muammar Qaddafi, his sons and military and political elite have abandoned their Bab al Aziziya fortress… Continue reading

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Libya: The Dictator Has Fallen! Long Live….

As NATO jets bombed the military positions of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the watching rebels cheered… Continue reading

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Libya: Qaddafi regime falls in Tripoli

Muammar Qaddafi’s regime fell in Tripoli just before midnight Sunday… Continue reading

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Majles Research Center warns about NATO’s new strategy and its consequences for Iran

Last month the Majles Research Center published a report warning about the new strategy adopted by NATO in recent years… Continue reading

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NATO Allies, Egyptian “Democracy” Become Main Weapons’ Suppliers for Hamas

As I predicted in early February, it is now clear that Egypt no longer tries seriously to stop weapons and terrorists and money from flowing into… Continue reading

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Turkey Faces Difficult Challenges in a Volatile Foreign Policy Environment

Foreign and defense policies did not figure prominently in the recent general election in Turkey… Continue reading

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Moscow opposes Western anti-Syrian motions because of Tripoli bombing

Russia is opposed to any UN Security Council resolution on Syria,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told journalists… Continue reading

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Whither Turkey-U.S. Arms Sales?

Turkey’s recent decision to spend billions of dollars buying U.S.-made helicopters underscores the continuing significance of… Continue reading

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