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Do Seagulls Migrate?
An Atlantic Council documentary

As the Syrian civil war marks a decade of destruction and displacement, millions of refugees are forced to endure harrowing journeys and create new lives from scratch. Do Seagulls Migrate?, the Atlantic Council’s first ever documentary, chronicles the lives of four Syrian women who fled their war-torn homes to seek survival, prosperity, and a new life in Turkey. Do Seagulls Migrate? reveals the refugee experience first-hand as Reem, Khloud, Inam, and Reem M. share their emotional journeys, forge new experiences, care for their families, and build new careers.

Do Seagulls Migrate? has been selected for screening at four film festivals: Prague International Film Festival 2021, 10th Antakya International Film Festival, Germany International Film Festival 2023, Nice International Film Festival 2023, and the 7th Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival.

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May 23, 2024

Why the latest attempt at a Greece-Turkey reset, while positive, falls short

By Dimitris Tsarouhas

The attempt to normalize ties between Athens and Ankara continues, but a breakthrough remains elusive.

Crisis Management Energy & Environment


May 22, 2024

There’s an alternative to Russian-based trade routes—but it needs support from the US, EU, and Turkey

By Arnold C. Dupuy

The Middle Corridor can offer an alternative to the Russian-based Northern Corridor, as long as countries can surmount these remaining challenges.

Central Asia Economy & Business


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


Apr 24, 2024

Natural gas and the energy transition: Security, equity, and achieving net zero

By Phillip Cornell

A new report on the future of natural gas in the energy mix and financing in the context of the energy transition and energy security prerogatives.

Africa Central Asia


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

In the News

Mar 11, 2024

Yevgeniya Gaber joins Arab News to discuss Zelenskyy’s Istanbul visit

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Mar 7, 2024

Rich Outzen quoted by Nikkei Asia on Nikki Haley exit from the U.S. presidential race

Elections Politics & Diplomacy


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

In the News

Mar 4, 2024

Rich Outzen joins WION News to discuss Benny Gantz visit to the US

Conflict Middle East

In the News

Feb 29, 2024

Yevgeniya Gaber joins Voice of America to discuss the role of Turkey in the future de-occupation of Crimea, Ankara’s diplomatic efforts between Ukraine and Russia

Conflict Europe & Eurasia