US Foreign Policy

US Finally Appoints Envoy to Turkey Can Satterfield Repair the
US Finally Appoints Envoy to Turkey: Can Satterfield Repair the Relationship?

Turkey needs reassurance and the Americans need an olive branch. A better relationship will only come when they recognize...

Monday, July 22, 2019

The US Needs to Re-engage with the Syrian Opposition
The US Needs to Re-engage with the Syrian Opposition

Daesh is now in a new era in which popular support and acceptable governance will be the main effective tools to grab the...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Can the US Confront Iran in Syria
Can the US Confront Iran in Syria?

The current escalation in the Basra Bay may have seemingly calmed down, but will the downing of the U.S. drone have...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Will the US Congress Sway the Trump Administration Against Turkey
Will the US Congress Sway the Trump Administration Against Turkey?

Anti-Turkey sentiment in the U.S. Congress is high. Within the last three months, seven bills directly concerning Turkey...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

How Israel Dominates the Political Landscape in the Middle East
How Israel Dominates the Political Landscape in the Middle East

Israel has a more advantageous position than ever regarding issues such as Palestine, the Eastern Mediterranean,...

Friday, May 31, 2019

US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era A Turkish Perspective
US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era: A Turkish Perspective

Many of the problems in U.S.-Turkey relations are structural. Had Erdogan never come to power, there would still be a...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Is Israel Knocking on the Doors of Gehenna
Is Israel Knocking on the Doors of Gehenna?

The two decisions of the U.S. administration – recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory and the decision to move...

Monday, April 29, 2019

Trump s U-Turn on Relations with ASEAN
Trump’s U-Turn on Relations with ASEAN

Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the prime minister of Malaysia, stated that “there is a need for the U.S. President Donald Trump to...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the
Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the US Withdrawal

Some argue that the U.S. should not abandon their allies on the ground and leave them to their fate, which would amount to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria
Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

In the long run, in case of a full U.S. withdrawal, it is not sustainable for the YPG to maintain their military presence...

Friday, January 18, 2019

America s MESA Delusion
America’s MESA Delusion

The idea of forming a strategic alliance in the Middle East (MESA) is not new. It came under many labels and with...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Pompeo s Long Tour How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the
Pompeo’s Long Tour: How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the US in the Middle East

An interesting aspect of Pompeo's recent visit to the Middle East is that he prefers to hold separate meetings with each...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria
Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria

Although the withdrawal remains unclear, the road-map for Turkey is clear. Firstly, as President Erdoğan proposed in his...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal
Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal

Trump’s decision brought many opportunities to repair especially the U.S.’s wrong strategy of working with a terrorist...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Trump s decision to withdraw from Syria and its implications
Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria and its implications for Turkey

Both the approval of possible patriot sales to Turkey and the U.S. withdrawal from Syria will have a direct effect on the...

Friday, December 21, 2018

Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship
Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship

The U.S.-Turkey relationship is going through interesting times, as both allies are willing to work through their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

How did the US give up Backing the PKK
How did the US give up Backing the PKK?

An article in the PKK’s newspaper “Yeni Özgür Politika,” which is published in Germany and circulates across Europe,...

Friday, November 16, 2018

Debunking Trump s Myths on Saudi Arabia
Debunking Trump’s Myths on Saudi Arabia

Trump has gone so far in protecting Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman that Senator Bob Corker stated he never thought he'd...

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Is Europe Back to Great Power Politics
Is Europe Back to Great Power Politics?

Does the fray over European security between the U.S. and the EU demonstrate a return of Europe to great power politics? 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Trump and the New House of Cards
Trump and the New House (of Cards)

The midterms created a split in Congress, which promises major political showdowns between the President and House...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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