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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


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


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


Feb 22, 2024

Listen closely to Putin: His imperial ambitions could include Turkey

By Yevgeniya Gaber

The historical revisionism, imperial ambitions, and arbitrary interpretation of state borders displayed in Putin’s interview with Tucker Carlson should ring a warning bell for Ankara.

Conflict International Norms

New Atlanticist

Jan 23, 2024

Experts react: How close is Sweden to joining NATO after the Turkish parliament’s approval?

By Atlantic Council experts

The ratification now goes to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to sign, after which all allies will have approved Sweden’s membership except Hungary. Atlantic Council experts explain more.

Europe & Eurasia NATO


Jan 9, 2024

Can Turkey help resolve the Israel-Hamas war?

By Matthew Bryza

Turkey once offered to secure a role in de-escalating the conflict and in serving as a guarantor of a future ceasefire. Months later, can Turkey still play that role?

Conflict Crisis Management


Dec 20, 2023

Turkey’s approach to Africa can shed light on NATO’s future engagement on the continent

By Sine Özkaraşahin

Turkey’s strategy in Africa offers lessons for NATO on how to fill the power vacuum left by France’s fading footprint on the continent.

Africa Defense Industry

New Atlanticist

Dec 20, 2023

The Atlantic Council’s greatest hits of 2023

By Frederick Kempe

Here’s the best of our efforts to further our mission to shape the global future together with allies and partners in 2023.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment