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Analysis & Commentary - Eric S. Edelman

Eric S. Edelman's Latest Articles

25th July 2017 – Politico

How Trump should handle Iran

Eric S. Edelman

The Trump administration’s priority should be restoring leverage against Tehran, so that we can dissuade Iran from sprinting toward a bomb and create far more favorable circumstances to negotiate an agreement that—unlike Obama’s deal—actually prevents a nuclear Iran. more...

18th July 2017 – The Weekly Standard

What Happened in Hamburg

Eric S. Edelman

Trump meeting with Putin was not only not a success but was likely a disaster for U.S.-Russia relations and global order. more...

7th July 2017 – Washington Post

Why Trump should not swap prisoners with Erdogan

Eric S. Edelman, Merve Tahiroglu

Rumors are swirling in Washington about a potential prisoner swap with Turkey. The Turks want the United States to release a Turkish-Iranian millionaire awaiting trial in Manhattan, in return for which they might free a North Carolina pastor being held in a prison in Izmir. more...

25th May 2017 – The Weekly Standard

It’s Time for NATO to Call Turkey’s Bluff

Eric S. Edelman, Merve Tahiroglu

Thursday's NATO Summit provides an opportunity for the alliance to get tough on its putative Turkish ally. Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's destabilizing policies in Europe and the Middle East have made it appear less an ally and more a Russian Trojan horse. more...

10th March 2016 – The Washington Post

Erdoğan ya Politikalarını Değiştirmeli ya da İstifa Etmeli

Eric S. Edelman

Türkiye, Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ın liderliğinde gittikçe otoriter ve istikrarsız bir ülkeye dönüştü. more...

10th March 2016 – The Washington Post

Turkey’s Erdogan must reform or resign

Eric S. Edelman

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has steadily descended into authoritarianism and instability. more...

27th August 2015 – The New York Times

America’s Dangerous Bargain With Turkey

Eric S. Edelman

After a year of intense diplomatic negotiations, the Turkish government is now permitting the United States to use Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base, which will allow American aircraft to fly missions in Syria and Iraq with greater operational effectiveness and economic efficiency. more...