Tag Archives: the United States

Lessons in Extended Deterrence: Why the Status of Turkish F-16s Doesn’t Matter

In response to North Korea’s bellicose threats, the United States has been parading a bevy of nuclear dual capable aircraft near the Korean peninsula. Both the B-52 and the B-2 have a nuclear role and would, in the event of … Continue reading

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Turkey Did Have a Choice in Syria

Turkey’s approach to the crisis in Syria is rooted in its previous “pre-Syrian revolt” foreign policy ambitions in the Middle East. Turkey’s overarching goal is to engage in a multi-directional proactive foreign policy, in order to deepen relations with leaders … Continue reading

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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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German Patriot Games: The Bundestag Debates the Deployment of Patriot in Turkey

Niklas Anzinger –  a  Philosophy and Economics student at the University of Bayreuth in Germany – has kindly offered to summarize the debates taking place in Germany about the deployment of Patriot missile batteries and troops to Turkey. Anzinger spent … 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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Washington and Ankara need to update their speed dial

After a series of meetings in my nation’s capital, I have come away with the impression that Washington is keen on encouraging Turkey’s rise and is eager for Ankara to play a more visible regional role. While most of the … Continue reading

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