Turkey’s Relations with Syria

Zwischen Selbstverwaltung, Demokratie und Angriffen des IS.
Mit Ulla Jelpke (DIE LINKE) und Salih Muslim (PYD); Moderation: Murat Çakir (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung) 
Berlin, 18.11.2014

by Robert Olson Turkey’s relations with Syria are different from its relations with Iraq. The main difference is that Ankara has no close partners in Syria as it does in the form of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) which works… Continue Reading  

North Korea Is a Total Nightmare—That South Korea Shouldn’t Fear


by Rajan Menon Those who have talked recently with South Korean foreign-policy and national-security experts will have noticed that they are quite apprehensive. There are at least three explanations for this. The ongoing political controversy around President Park Geun-hye is… Continue Reading  

Ideology Is Supplanting Intelligence


by Paul R. Pillar With Donald Trump’s earliest appointments to senior national security positions, some of the disturbing implications for the making of foreign policy of his own lack of qualifications for office are beginning to appear.  A president-elect whose… Continue Reading  

Erdogan: Democracy Respecter?


by Derek Davison Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, had some harsh words on Wednesday for Americans who are criticizing their new president-elect, Donald Trump: “The West will continue to welcome tyrants who have blood on their hands with… Continue Reading  

Obama, Trump, and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy


by Edward Hunt Amid all the uncertainty about what a Trump presidency means for the future role of the United States in the world, one possibility is that Trump will embrace some variant of the policies that have been pursued… Continue Reading