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Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Turkey has legitimate security concerns, but must keep military incursion into Syria limited

Ankara is justified in trying to secure its border, Matthew Bryza argues, but must not get bogged down in a major military campaign.

New Atlanticist by Matthew Bryza

Syria Turkey

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

The LNG moment: How US production could change more than just markets

Adapted from comments given by The Honorable Paula Stern, Ph.D. at the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY Program’s “New Regional Gas Market Dynamics under LNG Expansion & the Shale Gas Revolution” conference on February 26, 2019, with contributions from Ben Perkins. Last March the Economist ran the headline, “Global powers need to take the geopolitics out […]

Article by Dr. Paula Stern

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

US pastor’s release signals a new chapter in US-Turkey ties

“There are still pending issues between Turkey and the United States, however—I believe—this news will facilitate the tone on the remaining issues.  It is time to start rebuilding the strategic relationship,” said Defne Arslan, director of the Atlantic Council in Turkey Program.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Politics & Diplomacy Turkey

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

Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Trump extends feud with Turkey: Now what?

What does this escalation mean for US-Turkey relations and what should Washington and Ankara do from here?

New Atlanticist by David Wemer

Economic Sanctions Politics & Diplomacy

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


Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Turkey Takes Important Steps Toward its Renewable Energy Future

Twin billion dollar tenders in 2017 showcase Turkey’s renewable energy potential In 2017 Turkey has made tremendous strides in the development of its renewable energy sector, notably the allocation of over two billion dollars for the production of wind and solar energy. These sources of funding, or tenders, are part of Ankara’s ambitious plans for […]

New Atlanticist by Grady Wilson

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Atlantic Council’s Istanbul Summit Affirms Transatlantic Engagement

Speakers at the Atlantic Council’s Istanbul Summit on April 27 emphasized the importance of strengthening transatlantic bonds to the Middle East with the goal of jointly addressing challenges and harnessing opportunities. “We all need each other, and we are strong when we can work together, and pull in the same direction, and address the many […]

New Atlanticist

Energy & Environment Turkey

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

In Trump, Turkey Sees Hope for a New Era with the United States

Donald Trump’s electoral victory has been welcomed in pro-government circles in Turkey. This is not surprising when one takes into account the US president-elect’s past comments on Turkey and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Following the attempted coup in Turkey in July, Trump, in an interview with the New York Times, described Erdoğan as a […]

New Atlanticist by Pinar Dost-Niyego and Grady Wilson


Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Europe’s Quest for Energy Security

At Istanbul summit, European leaders lay out plans to diversify energy sources Energy security was the main theme of the remarks by Albania’s Prime Minister and Croatia’s President at the Atlantic Council’s seventh Energy & Economic Summit in Istanbul on Nov. 19. “Energy security has become a challenge for all of Europe, thus the efforts […]

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Energy & Environment