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New Atlanticist

Jan 27, 2023

What Turkey really wants from Sweden

By Rich Outzen

Turkey likely will still approve Sweden's bid for NATO membership, but not until summer and only after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gets more cooperation against the PKK.

Europe & Eurasia NATO


Jan 4, 2023

How NATO can keep pace with hybrid threats in the Black Sea region and beyond

By Arnold C. Dupuy

Russia's targeting of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine reveals the vulnerability of energy systems to hybrid threats, warranting study and research to mitigate the risks.

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security

New Atlanticist

Dec 23, 2022

The Atlantic Council’s 22 greatest hits of 2022

By Frederick Kempe

Our work to help inform policymakers and the public as we craft solutions to the world’s most difficult challenges has never felt more urgent. Here's the best of our efforts from a tumultuous 2022.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Defense Journal by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Dec 22, 2022

Q&A with Lieutenant General (retired) Ben Hodges

Former commanding general of US Army Europe Ben Hodges shares his thoughts on the United States-Turkey defense partnership.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Defense Journal by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Dec 22, 2022

Turkey’s global military footprint in 2022

By Rich Outzen

A breakdown of Turkey's evolving global military posture and defense partnerships and their effect on US policy and interests.

Conflict Defense Policy
Diplomatic men sitting around a table in discussion

Defense Journal by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Dec 22, 2022

Turkey learns that hard power is a global common currency: Defense diplomacy elevates Ankara’s status on the international stage

By Ken Moriyasu

Turkey's growing assertiveness and military capabilities are providing new angles for cooperation with existing partners and unlocking new partnership opportunities.

Central Asia Conflict

Defense Journal by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Dec 22, 2022

Being a better ally at tough times requires a genuine and full solidarity with all allies

By Basat Öztürk

Turkey's contributions to the NATO Alliance, current and historic, warrant it solidarity and understanding from its partners.

Conflict Defense Policy

Defense Journal by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Dec 22, 2022

Transforming from arms importer to trendsetter: Assessing the growth of Turkey’s defense industries

By Can Kasapoglu

An overview of the development of Turkey's defense industry and how it has affected Turkey's foreign and defense policies.

Conflict Defense Industry

Defense Journal by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Dec 22, 2022


By Defne Arslan

Since Turkey’s accession to NATO in 1952, United States–Turkey relations have been underpinned by their defense ties. Turkey’s critical position on NATO’s southeastern flank, with the second-largest army in the Alliance, and as a bridge between Europe and the Middle East and the Caucasus, contributes significantly to the Alliance’s security. Likewise, Turkey has accrued immense […]


Dec 20, 2022

To realize its gas hub dreams, Turkey needs to follow liberal market principles

By Eser Özdil

Russian gas cannot turn Turkey into a gas hub, instead Turkey should focus on reforms to liberalize the market.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance