Turkey’s Future Lies with the West

by Bulent Aras Does Turkey’s decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 air defense system mean that its geopolitical orientation is shifting? Will Ankara drift away from its historic transatlantic security structure in favor of a partnership with Moscow? Should NATO… Continue Reading  

How the U.S. Lost Its Game of Chicken with Turkey

by Murat Yesiltas Now that Turkey has taken delivery of the first part of its new Russian-made S-400 air defense system, we can say that the United States has lost the game of “chicken” it was playing with Ankara.

Turkey and America’s Arms Standoff

by Giorgio Cafiero and Theodore Karasik In recent months and years, the Turkey-U.S. alliance has undergone considerable stress. A host of issues have fueled this friction, including Washington’s support for Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)-linked forces in Syria, open questions about… Continue Reading  

Russia and Turkey: The Arms Deal that Signals the Age of Pragmatism

by Nikolai Pakhomov If any single arms deal can capture the shifting nature of Russian cooperation in the post-Cold War era, it is the pending sale of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey that now looks increasingly likely to happen.… Continue Reading