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Wed, May 27, 2020

Turkey seems to avoid COVID-19 nightmare

In Turkey, the world's steepest coronavirus infection curve is now declining precipitously. The country can offer lessons to others as it may have found a way to keep the economy partially—or even largely—open while taming COVID-19, though there is still a way to go.

TURKEYSource by Matthew Bryza

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Fri, May 1, 2020

Bryza quoted in TRTWorld on US versus China during the COVID-19 crisis

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Bryza joins CBC TV (Azerbaijani) to discuss the meeting of Azerbaijan and Armenia’s Foreign Ministers about Nagorno Karabakh

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Full Bio

Matthew Bryza is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center.

He is the director of the International Center for Defence studies in Tallinn, Estonia. He resides in Istanbul, where he also works as a business consultant and board member of several private companies.

Ambassador Bryza just completed a twenty-three-year career as a US diplomat. His most recent assignment was as US ambassador to Azerbaijan from February 2011 to January 2012. From 2005 to 2009, Ambassador Bryza served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, with responsibility for the South Caucasus, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and Eurasian energy. Ambassador Bryza simultaneously served as the US Co-Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group, mediating the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and as US Mediator of the Cyprus, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia conflicts.

During 2001 to 2005, Ambassador Bryza served in the White House as director for European and European Affairs on the National Security Council staff. His responsibilities included the South Caucasus, Central Asia, Eurasian energy, and political Islam in Eurasia.

Previous assignments include deputy to the Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State on Caspian Energy, and political officer at the US Missions to Russia (1995-97) and Poland (1989-91).