Posts Tagged: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Donald Trump wants to be king of the geopolitical jungle.
The Trump administration betrayed the Kurds in Syria. But there is still time to turn things around.
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.
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.
Kurds have established a democratic state in Syria. Can the United States help it survive?
A small detachment of U.S. troops won't protect the Kurds from Turkish aggression, but putting conditions on arms transfers might.
The Turkish president may get his win next month, but when trouble comes, he'll own it.
The unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all.