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May 2, 2024

A fair wind over Mesopotamia, or just hot air?

By Rich Outzen

The first trip to Iraq in a decade by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could lead to significant cooperation for the stability of the region.

Iraq Middle East


Mar 11, 2024

Why Washington’s approach to Black Sea security may be about to change—for the better

By Arnold C. Dupuy

The NDAA signals a wider shift in Washington's strategy towards the critical Black Sea region and cooperation with littoral partners.

Conflict Defense Policy


Mar 5, 2024

The Ukraine-Turkey defense partnership with the potential to transform Black Sea and Euro-Atlantic security

By Pınar Dost

An expanded defense partnership between Ukraine and Turkey has great potential to secure the Black Sea and help bolster NATO's efforts in the region.

Conflict Defense Industry


Feb 22, 2024

Listen closely to Putin: His imperial ambitions could include Turkey

By Yevgeniya Gaber

The historical revisionism, imperial ambitions, and arbitrary interpretation of state borders displayed in Putin’s interview with Tucker Carlson should ring a warning bell for Ankara.

Conflict International Norms

New Atlanticist

Jan 23, 2024

Experts react: How close is Sweden to joining NATO after the Turkish parliament’s approval?

By Atlantic Council experts

The ratification now goes to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to sign, after which all allies will have approved Sweden’s membership except Hungary. Atlantic Council experts explain more.

Europe & Eurasia NATO


Jan 9, 2024

Can Turkey help resolve the Israel-Hamas war?

By Matthew Bryza

Turkey once offered to secure a role in de-escalating the conflict and in serving as a guarantor of a future ceasefire. Months later, can Turkey still play that role?

Conflict Crisis Management


Dec 20, 2023

Turkey’s approach to Africa can shed light on NATO’s future engagement on the continent

By Sine Özkaraşahin

Turkey’s strategy in Africa offers lessons for NATO on how to fill the power vacuum left by France's fading footprint on the continent.

Africa Defense Industry


Dec 6, 2023

Erdoğan’s rhetoric on the conflict in Gaza puts much more than the Israel-Turkey relationship at risk

By Tulin Daloglu

The president's shifted rhetoric towards Israel may impact Turkey's credibility in the region as a power broker.

Conflict Israel

New Atlanticist

Dec 5, 2023

The Biden administration finally has a Black Sea security strategy. It’s what comes next that matters.

By Arnold C. Dupuy

The Biden administration’s strategy on Black Sea security is coming into focus. It will take time and strong partnerships to execute.

Crisis Management Eastern Europe


Nov 2, 2023

The West must learn from Turkey’s transformation from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire to a rising middle power

By Pınar Dost

The Turkish Republic is celebrating its hundredth anniversary. Here is a look back at the centenary and what the new era may bring.

Political Reform Politics & Diplomacy