Tag Archives: Trump

“Deal of the Century”

February 2, 2020 Last week, I watched President Trump’s and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s White House remarks on television. I also read the transcript[i]. President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke for 47 minutes. During those 47 minutes there were 71 … Continue reading

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Turkey-US Relations: The Downturn Continues

December 15, 2019 On October 29, Turkish National Day, the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to formally recognize the “Armenian genocide”. The Senate voted unanimously on Thursday for the same resolution. Lawmakers in the Senate and the House are … 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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Lessons from the Impeachment Inquiry

Co-authored with Yusuf Buluc (*) November 23, 2019 As the US House Intelligence Committee continued with its impeachment hearings, NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels in preparation for the summit which will take place on December 3-4 in London to … Continue reading

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The Spiraling Cost of Turkey’s Regime Change Project in Syria

November 1, 2019 The signing of the Treaty of Lausanne on July 24, 1923 was the crowning achievement of Turkey’s War of Independence under Ataturk’s leadership. Soon after, Republic was declared and Turkey’s modernization began. Ataturk’s reforms included the emancipation … Continue reading

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74th UNGA: A Sad Day for Democracy

September 26, 2019 What attracts global attention at UNGA’s annual plenary sessions is the first week of general debate since it serves as a top forum for leaders to address the world. Tuesday, September 24 was the first day of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria

December 22, 2018 President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria seems to have surprised even shocked many, particularly in Washington. His brief announcement left many questions unanswered. Had he been a consistent leader steering his administration in close … Continue reading

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Notes on the G20 Summit

December 3, 2018 The remedy to world’s problems is effective multilateralism. Since the U.N. resists reform and is dysfunctional, regular international gatherings of leading countries understandably create expectations. The G20 is such a group. Collectively, G20 members make up 85% … Continue reading

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Khashoggi, Turkey and the Yemen War

November 26, 2018 After “The End” in a movie comes the closing credits with the names of the director, writer, producer, leading cast, supporting cast, director of photography and others who have contributed to its making. “The End” in the … Continue reading

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“Time heals what reason cannot.” SENECA

October 26, 2018 The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs states the following on bilateral political relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia: “Turkey has deep-rooted historical and cultural ties with Saudi Arabia and enjoys excellent relations in all fields … Continue reading

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