Category Archives: Turkish – US Relations

Turkey: Nonproliferation Norms and Nuclear Weapons

In the wake of North Korea’s third nuclear test, I thought it prudent to re-evaluate Turkey’s nonproliferation policies. While Turkish foreign policy remains largely focused on its immediate periphery, the DPRK’s nuclear test is likely to harden Ankara’s commitment to … Continue reading

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Suicide Blast in Ankara: Turkey’s Terrorism Dilemma

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – a London based think tank – published a piece I wrote about the recent suicide bombing in Ankara. I have posted a portion of the article below. If interested in reading the entire … Continue reading

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New Year’s Prediction Revisited: Turkey’s Missile Defense Tender

In early January 2013, I  predicted that: Turkey will not be able to reach an agreement for the sale of long range air and missile defenses. US export control laws will continue to hinder progress on the sale of Patriot … Continue reading

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Future Prospects for Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Why Turkey Needs a New Policy

The United States currently deploys about 200 B61 tactical nuclear weapons in five European countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Turkey). The weapons were originally deployed during the Cold War and were intended to help defend NATO countries from … Continue reading

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What Hagel, Kerry, and Brennan will mean for the U.S. – Turkish relationship

As Obama gears up for his second term, his decision to nominate Chuck Hagel, John Kerry, and John Brennan will affect the Turkish – American relationship. Turkey, despite its value oriented approach to foreign policy, has few problems with the … Continue reading

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NATO Missile Interceptors in Turkey: What is the PAC-3?

Now that the U.S. and Dutch Patriots are on their way to Turkey, I thought it was worth re-posting an article I co-authored with Shashank Joshi – a research fellow at the UK based Royal United Services Institute (follow him … Continue reading

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2013 Predictions for Turkey’s Missile and Drone Programs

Apologies for my prolonged absence. I was in Los Angeles for the past two weeks, where I  was busily analyzing LA’s food truck scene and re-acquanting myself with my favorite Mexican restaurants. I have concluded that Istanbul needs to import … Continue reading

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