Tag Archives: Turkey Afghanistan

Turkey’s New Refugee Challenge

August 4, 2021 In my last post, dated August 2, I said that the increasing number of Afghans crossing into Turkey from Iran leads one to question whether the Kabul subcontract is just about the airport or more. Later in … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Withdrawal (2)

July 13, 2021 On July 8, 2021, President Biden delivered remarks on the drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan and took some questions. With the words “Afghanistan” and “failure” now glued to one another, and reports from Kabul reflecting nothing … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Political Mucilage

June 28, 2021 Canal İstanbul, called “a crazy project” by ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) government remains high on our agenda. We are a divided, polarized nation but not on this issue. The large majority of Turks object to … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Withdrawal

June 10, 2021 An open-ended US/NATO military engagement in Afghanistan was never an option. The aim was achieving optimal conditions for withdrawal. On April 14, President Biden announced that US troops as well as forces deployed by America’s NATO Allies … Continue reading

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