In the News

May 14, 2024

Bakir quoted in Al-Monitor on Hamas-Israel diplomacy talks

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel


May 10, 2024

The United States should look to Turkey as a regional balancing actor against Iran

By Doga Unlu

US President Joe Biden has a diplomatic opportunity to strengthen an old partnership and position Turkey as a regional bulwark to encourage a more balanced Iran.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia


May 9, 2024

Syria holds the key to improved US-Turkey ties

By Ömer Özkizilcik

It is crucial that the United States and Turkey overcome their differences because the governments need to strengthen their alliance—especially as it concerns Syria. 

Conflict Europe & Eurasia


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

In the News

Apr 30, 2024

Bakir mentioned in The Stock Dork on a potential Turkish offensive into Iraq

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Iraq

In the News

Apr 30, 2024

Bakir in Middle East Monitor: Will Qatar withdrawal from the Gaza mediation file allow Turkiye to play a greater role?

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management


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

In the News

Mar 26, 2024

Shaffer quoted in Aze Media on the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment
Blue Globe viewing from space at night with connections between cities


Mar 20, 2024

Global Sanctions Dashboard: How Hamas raises, uses, and moves money

By Kimberly Donovan, Maia Nikoladze, Ryan Murphy, and Alessandra Magazzino

How Hamas raises, uses, and moves money; How sanctions are used to counter Hamas and combat the financing of terrorism; Where governments align and diverge in their approaches to combat this activity.

Economic Sanctions European Union


Mar 20, 2024

Peacemaking through curbing Russian oil and gas exports

By Svitlana Romanko and Oleh Savytskyi

As Russia’s aggression in Ukraine continues, Western governments have available tools to limit the Kremlin's war budget. They can do this by plugging the gaps in sanctions against Russian oil and gas exports—and severing a critical revenue stream supporting the Kremlin’s war machine.

China Economic Sanctions