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Thu, Aug 16, 2018

AC Millennium Leadership Fellows visit Gaziantep and Çeşme

In Turkey and Greece, the presence of over four million asylum seekers, displaced persons, and unaccompanied minors, combined with preexisting stressors ranging from security on Turkey’s border with Syria to the historic economic and employment crisis in Greece, have produced one of the most significant humanitarian crises in since World War II. The Atlantic Council’s […]

Event Recap by Pinar Dost

Europe & Eurasia Migration

Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Loose ends of a deal

For the first four years of the war, Turkey handled the crisis on its own without much international support and assistance. Today, it is much harder to do that.

New Atlanticist by Pinar Dost

European Union Migration

Tue, Aug 7, 2018

US-Turkey relations: From alliance to crisis

The historically strong US-Turkey relationship has been tested in recent years by a seemingly never-ending series of disagreements and crises. After each development, commentators claim again and again that US-Turkey relations have never been so bad.

New Atlanticist by Defne Arslan, Pinar Dost, and Grady Wilson


Pınar Dost is currently the Istanbul-based Deputy Director of Atlantic Council in Turkey. She earned a PhD in 2010 and an MA in 2003 in the History of International Relations at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Her dissertation is entitled “The Origins of the American Preponderance in Turkey from 1939 to 1947.” Her research interests are mainly focused in the fields of modern Turkish diplomatic history, US-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign policy, Turkey’s energy policy, and Holocaust education. She attended the International Educator Institute on Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in September 2013 and the Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust and Genocide Education in June 2014. She taught on the history of the Second World War at Galatasaray University (Istanbul) and on the history of political thought at Marmara University (Istanbul). She has been one of the educators of Holocaust teacher training programs organized by the Anne Frank House, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Association for Social Change (Istanbul) in different Turkish cities. She is the author of Le bon dictateur. L’image de Mustafa Kemal Atatürk en France (1939-1938) (Libra, 2014).