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Dec 1, 2022

The risks and rewards of Erdogan’s next military operation

By Rich Outzen

The November 13 bombing in Istanbul, blamed on the PKK, is spurring a planned Turkish offensive against PKK affiliates in Northern Syria, fulfilling a long term goal to better secure the country's southern border.

Conflict Iraq


Nov 10, 2022

With an eye on Iran, Turkish-Israeli relations will deepen

By Pınar Dost

Driven by strong regional imperatives, Turkey-Israel relations are warming quickly. After a decade long rift, the two countries have many areas to benefit from cooperation.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Nov 1, 2022

Global food security is on the line: Breaking down the stakes of the endangered Ukraine grain deal

By Atlantic Council experts

We turned to our experts on global food security and the war in Ukraine to explain why the deal is in peril and forecast what’s coming next.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Nov 1, 2022

Outzen joins TRT World Now to discuss Turkey’s role in restoring the Ukraine grain deal

Conflict Economy & Business

In the News

Nov 1, 2022

Gaber quoted in Al-Monitor on Ukraine grain deal

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Oct 14, 2022

Gaber quoted in POLITICO on Black Sea grain deal

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Oct 10, 2022

Gaber joins War on the Rocks to discuss prospects for future Russian-Ukrainian negotiations

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Press Release

Sep 7, 2022

Atlantic Council announces Regional Clean Energy Outlook Conference to be held October 10-11 in Istanbul

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 – The Atlantic Council today announced that the Regional Clean Energy Outlook Conference will be held in-person in Istanbul on October 10-11, 2022, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The conference brings together leaders from government, business, and research communities to discuss clean, secure, […]



Sep 2, 2022

How Turkey can play a more constructive role in Russia’s war on Ukraine

By Yevgeniya Gaber

For Ankara to create regional peace and stability, it must boost support to Kyiv rather than pressure it into compromise.

Conflict Drones


Sep 1, 2022

To re-engage in the Black Sea, the US must look to Turkey

By Arnold C. Dupuy

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine presents an opportunity for the United States to re-engage in the Black Sea region. To do so, it will need to work with partners and allies, such as Turkey.

Conflict Eastern Europe