Tag Archives: NATO

The Retreat from Afghanistan and Turkey’s Victory Day

August 30, 2021 Many military and intelligence experts predicted that the withdrawal from Afghanistan would not be an easy operation. With chaotic evacuations and the devastating twin bomb attacks of last Thursday, they proved right. Through the withdrawal Washington not … Continue reading

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The Taliban Are Back

April 19, 2021 An open-ended US/NATO military engagement in Afghanistan was never an option. The aim was achieving optimal conditions for withdrawal. In a Washington Post op-ed on March 12, 2012 President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron mentioned shifting to … Continue reading

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Tensions Between NATO Allies Greece and Turkey

September 7, 2020 The following is from “OECD Economic Surveys, Greece” of July 2020: “Greece has responded swiftly to the pandemic and has effectively limited infections, but the economy has been hit hard… Before the pandemic hit, the Greek economy … Continue reading

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Tough Times for the People of Belarus

August 31, 2020 Following the Belarus presidential election, protesters took to the streets claiming that the result was rigged. With Ukraine conflict continuing across the border, theirs was an act of courage. Riot police reacted with violence. President Lukashenko has … Continue reading

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NATO at Seventy

Co-authored with Yusuf Buluç (*) December 5, 2019 Literature on “The Art of Human Survival” will have you believe that to have reached the age of seventy must be a testimony for having mustered this art. But for a military … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Security Challenges

1 March 2015 Turkey‘s security challenges have always been diverse and tough. During the Cold War Turkey was NATO’s southern flank and shouldered heavy defense responsibilities. When the Cold War was over, Turkey found itself in the middle of three … Continue reading

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