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What is to Be Done?

February 22, 2021 Since Turkish foreign policy has remained at a dead-end for a decade, the question “what is to be done?” defines the essence of our monotonous debate. Since we are a people with a short memory, how we … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking Towards a Change of Axis

February 10, 2021 In December 2009, the communique[i] issued at the end of the Damascus meeting of the “Turkish-Syrian High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council” referred to a “strategic partnership”, at the time a fashionable label for Turkey’s close external relationships. It … Continue reading

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Towards a Defining Moment

December 7, 2020 Last week’s virtual meeting of NATO foreign ministers witnessed an unprecedented exchange between Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu. It made headlines in Turkey but more concerning are the questions currently raised both in Turkey and the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Relations with the West

November 17, 2020 President-elect Joe Biden will assume office on January 20, 2021. Exactly twelve years ago he assumed office as Vice President. Three months later, on April 6, 2009 President Obama visited Ankara on his first trip abroad as … Continue reading

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The Biden Victory and Turkey

November 9, 2020 Mr. Joe Biden is now the President-elect of the United States. Critics are united in underlining the enormity of the challenges he faces. Below are excerpts from Mr. Biden’s article titled “Why America Must Lead Again”, published … Continue reading

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The Trump Legacy: A View from the Middle East

October 26, 2020 This is how I started off a post four years ago. The title was “The Obama Legacy: A View from the Middle East”[i]. “It was a few months before the 2008 US Presidential election. I was talking … Continue reading

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