The strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey is over. While Turkey remains formally a NATO ally, it is not a partner of the United States. The United States should not be reluctant to oppose Turkey directly when Ankara undermines U.S. policy.
Aaron Stein, resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and Steven Heydemann, the Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professor in Middle East Studies at Smith College and nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss recent developments in Syria's Idlib province.
A look at President Trump’s UN diplomacy, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the General Assembly, Syria’s war end game generates discussion, and the UN tries to make progress on a global migrant compact.
Turkish, Russian and Iranian leaders meet over the war in Syria, Sweden eyes populism amid new general elections, and President Trump’s tariffs could hit $200 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese imports.
CPA interviews CFR's Michael P. Dempsey about the conflicts he is most concerned about, the state of the U.S. counterterrorism campaign, and the most important things policymakers should consider before using force.