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Aug 14, 2023

The United States can’t offset its rivals in Central Asia alone. Turkey can help.

By Ali Mammadov

Turkey is well-positioned to counter US rivals in Central Asia by expanding its influence and diversifying the region’s partners.

Central Asia Geopolitics & Energy Security


Aug 3, 2023

The West must back Ukraine and Turkey to counter Russia’s attempts to control the Black Sea

By Yevgeniya Gaber

Russia’s efforts to gain control in the Black Sea need to be challenged. Here’s how Ukraine and Turkey can push back with the West’s help.

Maritime Security NATO


Jul 26, 2023

A new Black Sea natural gas project could be a game changer for the region—and a challenge for Putin

By Arnold C. Dupuy

Romania’s efforts to develop Black Sea gas can weaken Moscow’s influence. Here’s how.

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment


Jul 21, 2023

What’s behind growing ties between Turkey and the Gulf states

By Serhat S. Çubukçuoğlu and Mouza Hasan Almarzooqi

Erdoğan’s tour of the Gulf opens a new chapter in Turkey’s political and economic relations with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

Defense Industry Drones

New Atlanticist

Jul 17, 2023

Russia just quit a grain deal critical to global food supply. What happens now?

By Atlantic Council experts

The last ship under the UN- and Turkey-brokered deal to export grain and fertilizer from Ukraine by sea has left Odesa. Atlantic Council experts explain what to expect next.

Africa Conflict


Jul 14, 2023

With re-election behind him, Erdogan is turning toward the West

By Grady Wilson

Turkey is sending signals to its Western allies that it’s ready to strategically align with them. All parties should seize this opportunity.

Conflict Defense Industry

Fast Thinking

Jul 10, 2023

What’s behind Erdogan’s backing of Sweden’s NATO bid?

By Atlantic Council

Our experts on the ground in Vilnius and beyond share their insights on what changed Erdoğan’s mind and what’s next for the Alliance.

Conflict Crisis Management


Jul 8, 2023

A looming US-Turkey F-16 deal is about much more than Sweden’s NATO bid

By Rich Outzen, Pınar Dost

The long-awaited fighter jet deal is a puzzle piece in a broader strategic calculation about Ankara’s role in NATO’s Southeast.

Conflict Defense Industry


Jun 20, 2023

A blueprint for Turkey’s resilient reconstruction and recovery post-earthquake

By Karim Elgendy

In the aftermath of the earthquake disaster, Turkey must rebuild its affected cities in a sustainable way that provides for both the short- and long-term needs of its residents.

Civil Society Inclusive Growth

New Atlanticist

May 30, 2023

Five more years for Erdogan. What’s first on his agenda?

By Atlantic Council experts

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan just won another five-year term in office. Atlantic Council experts share their insights on the pressing issues his administration faces.

Economy & Business Elections