Turkey Coup

Backgrounder: Turkey and the S-400 Affair

Russia's S-400 system, cc Vitaly V. Kuzmin - http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/370, modified, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-400_Triumf#/media/Datei:BAZ-6909-022_chassis_for_S-400_system_-06.jpg

Turkey has officially been kicked out of the F-35 program after purchasing Russia’s S-400 platform, but there’s still plenty more time before relations with the West truly hit rock-bottom.

Turkey: NATO’s Rogue Member State

A US Patriot missile system deployed in the Turkish city of Gaziantep in 2013. cc Flickr U.S. Army Europe, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Is it time to consider kicking Turkey out of NATO?

Outlook 2018: Retrospective


Looking back on the major geopolitical trends of 2017.

A Brexit Blueprint for Turkey?

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Officials have recently floated the idea of a UK-EU ‘special deal’ serving as a blueprint for Turkey’s future relationship with the bloc.

Turkey’s Domestic Crackdown: No End in Sight

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Turkey’s post-coup purges have come to a head with the trial of 11 human rights activists on terrorism charges.

Turkey: Syrian Intervention, Regional Resurgence

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This outline explores the regional forces and core interests motivating Turkey’s foray into the Syrian civil war.

Backgrounder: Turkey under Erdogan

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This backgrounder recounts the long road to Turkey’s seminal 2017 referendum, and what to expect next from this key NATO ally that is still undergoing dramatic political shifts.

Turkey Remade in President Erdogan’s Image

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President Erdogan’s long-sought constitutional changes have passed by the narrowest of margins. What comes next for Turkey?

Global Forecast (04-10-2017)


Turks vote on overhauling their political system, a far-left outlier surges in the French presidential race, and attacks on Copts trigger a state of emergency in Egypt.

Fallout from Coup Attempt in Turkey

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Regardless of what motivated the failed coup in Turkey, it will certainly reverberate for decades to come.

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