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Thu, Dec 3, 2020

How Joe Biden can put US-Turkey relations back on track

Turkey and the United States need to work to establish a fresh dialogue, compromise on their outstanding issues, and prepare the way for an active and beneficial partnership in the future.

TURKEYSource by Pinar Dost and Grady Wilson

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

How will the future of US foreign policy and economic engagement affect Turkey?

We asked three experts to share their thoughts on which policy would best fit Turkey’s perspective and interests, how a Biden administration would affect US foreign policy towards the Middle East as well as in the Mediterranean, and whether the United States can play a mediating role between Turkey and Israel. Additionally, we asked our contributors their thoughts on the prospects of increased economic engagement between the United States and Turkey on trade and investment.

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Inclusive Growth International Markets

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Managing bilateral disagreements through leader-to-leader rapport

Should former Vice President Joe Biden prevail against Trump in November, it remains unclear whether the US and Turkish leaders would enjoy the same rapport built between Erdoğan and Trump, while the many disagreements between the two countries would remain.

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Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

What relationship can the US and Turkey have after 2020?

In recent years, relations between the United States and its NATO ally Turkey have seen dramatic ups and downs, and Ankara has started to pursue a more independent foreign policy. Regardless of who wins the US elections, it is important to consider whether the United States and Turkey share enough common interests to facilitate strong cooperation moving forward.

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Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Turkish Black Sea discovery: Is it geopolitics or economics?

While some expect that a Turkish drilling ship's discovery of the country's largest natural gas reserve to date will give Turkey a more advantageous bargaining position, the country has already had this leverage thanks to its wide variety of pipeline sources and access to the liquefied natural gas market.

TURKEYSource by Anita Orban

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Now let’s see an agreement in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Trump administration has demonstrated its ability to bring allies together and promote regional peace and cooperation. The United States should keep up this momentum by helping to reach an agreement between Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus, and de-escalate the conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Content Series by Brenda Shaffer

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Solving the Eastern Mediterranean crisis requires compromise

France, Greece, and the entire EU should embrace this de-escalatory approach, recognizing that the entire transatlantic community will be strategically better off with a strong Greece-Turkey relationship that ensures a fair system for sharing Eastern Mediterranean energy resources.

Eastern Mediterranean Perspectives by Matthew Bryza

Geopolitics & Energy Security Greece

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Eastern Mediterranean tensions require diplomacy, not conflict

Despite the continued challenges and dangerous rhetoric, the only viable path remains through dialogue and compromise. For Turkey, this means openness to dialogue to address the issues at hand and expanding its diplomatic front to build support for its interests.

Eastern Mediterranean Perspectives by Mitat Çelikpala

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

The EU must begin to show Turkey some respect

Turkey, the EU, and the United States have more in common than we do not in common, and the stakes are higher than anyone in these crazy times seems to understand. It is now high time that the EU and its member states treated Turkey as an accession-negotiating candidate and a strategic partner rather than as a rival.

TURKEYSource by Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı

European Union Turkey
refugee resilience

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Turkey offers blueprint for future migrant crises

Turkey hopes the relatively successful integration of some four million Syrian war refugees into its economy will inspire other countries straining under a sudden, massive influx of migrants.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Conflict Migration
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