Tag Archives: Turkey

Atlantic Council Panel Discussion: The Region and the Iran Deal

A conversation with: Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington Hossein Mousavian, Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, SETA Foundation at Washington, DC Moderated by: Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council Video of Ambassador Mousavian’s […]

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Ankara tries to recast war on terror

While the emergence of terrorism in unprecedented forms has sent tremors of anxiety around the globe, Turkey unyieldingly swims against the tide. Despite its Nato membership, it adamantly refuses to participate in multilateral actions with the United States and its allies, Arab countries, Iran, Russia and Syria. While these countries have not acted in unison, […]

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Opinion: A Conference on Security and Cooperation in the Middle East

The Middle East is witnessing too many challenges: a return of a regional cold war, the increasing role and weight of non-state actors, the threat of failed or failing states, the reemergence of strong transnationalism through the rise of Islamism and sectarianism, the rise and consolidation of jihadist terrorism on the shores of the Mediterranean, […]

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Asharq Al Awsat Opinion: Turkey needs to rethink its regional policy

The Middle East is on fire and the constructive role of Turkey is essential. Ankara should try to revive the Zero Problems Policy with its neighbors. To achieve this urgent objective, Ankara should consider the following: 1) Turkey should not throw all its weight behind the Muslim Brotherhood based on the wrong assumption that the […]

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