Regions / Turkey
The Trump administration betrayed the Kurds in Syria. But there is still time to turn things around.
As Saudi Arabia slowly backpedals, we could see an end to the Yemen war, an easing of Iran’s isolation, and a reduced role for the U.S.
From the U.S. to the U.K. to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.
Trump's not bringing the troops home. He's been haphazardly deploying more troops, drones, and dollars abroad, while waging a shadow foreign policy for his own benefit.
Without international diplomacy, the Middle East is going to run out of water — and it won't be alone.
The Turkish leader’s party has lost Istanbul, but Erdogan may respond by provoking a foreign policy crisis to consolidate his power.
After 18 years of unchallenged power, the Turkish president finds himself in the middle of several domestic and foreign crises of his own making.
With municipal elections on the horizon, Turks are likely to note that imprisoning the opposition hasn't exactly raised living standards.
It's unpopular at home and abroad, and regional politics don't favor it. But we should take neocons like Bolton at their word.
A small detachment of U.S. troops won't protect the Kurds from Turkish aggression, but putting conditions on arms transfers might.