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11th August 2015 - The National Interest

The Perils of Joining Turkey in the Fight against ISIS

Jonathan Schanzer, Patrick Megahan

Turkey’s cabinet last week announced that the United States and coalition members targeting the Islamic State (ISIS) would be permitted to fly combat missions from Incirlik air base in south Turkey. This U.S.-Turkish facility is well positioned near the Syrian front, and offers the...

22nd June 2015 - Quoted by Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times

U.S. to Provide Troops, Weapons to NATO for Russian Threats

Boris Zilberman

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Monday committed U.S. troops and military hardware to NATO’s very high readiness task force, a move designed to both reassure allies and deter Russia from further aggression or land grabs.

14th November 2014 - Cited by Deniz Arslan - Today's Zaman

NATO Says Turkey Remains Valuable Ally Amid Debates on its Relevance

Jonathan Schanzer

Amid the intense discussions in international political circles about whether Turkey is still relevant as a NATO partner, given its “reluctance” to effectively contribute to the US-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its bumpy democracy with imposed...

11th November 2014 - Cited by Semih Idiz - Al-Monitor

No Chance Turkey Will Be ‘Kicked Out of NATO’

Jonathan Schanzer

The US-led fight against the Islamic State (IS), and in particular the battle for Kobani, the predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria that is shouting distance from the Turkish border, has turned into a “stress test” for Turkey’s NATO membership, if one is to go by some Western...

29th October 2014 - Cited by Metin Turcan - Al-Monitor

Is NATO Membership Shackling Turkey?

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey’s foreign policy and role in the international system have become the subject of growing debate both in local and foreign media over the past two years.

23rd October 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer chats with John Batchelor about Turkey's lack involvement in the fight against the Islamic State.

17th October 2014 - Cited by Fatih Altayli - Today's Zaman

Would Turkey Be Booted From NATO?

Jonathan Schanzer

One needs to read what is written on Turkey by foreign sources in order to better understand in which direction the country is drifting and how Turkey's position is perceived internationally.

10th October 2014 - FDD Research

Türkiye’yi NATO’dan çıkartma vakti mi?

Jonathan Schanzer, Merve Tahiroglu

A Turkish translation of Jonathan Schanzer's article in Politico, Time to Kick NATO Out of Turkey?

9th October 2014 - Politico

Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO?

Jonathan Schanzer

The Kurdish town of Kobane in western Syria is under siege by the Islamic State

10th September 2014 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - JNS

The Danger of Depending on Turkey

Jonathan Schanzer

Here’s the good news: the Obama administration has finally grasped that the onslaught of the Islamic State terror group through Iraq and Syria needs to be defeated and destroyed.

3rd September 2014 - 1070 WINA - Charlottesville, VA

The Schilling Show

Boris Zilberman

FDD's Boris Zilberman discusses the NATO response to Ukraine.

5th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Torch Hundreds of Fuel Tankers In Kabul

Bill Roggio

A police official said more than 400 fuel and supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban last night in an attack on a trucking terminal just outside the Afghan capital.

21st June 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS and the Threat to Turkey

Merve Tahiroglu

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) seized the Turkish consulate in Mosul, Iraq last week, abducting 49 people, including several diplomats, guards, and...

16th May 2014 - National Post

Our Libya Intervention — Failure Disguised as Success

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

There was some rare good news coming out of Libya this month. Oil exports were set to resume from the Zuetina port after rebels holding it reached an agreement...

8th May 2014 - War on the Rocks

The Consequences of NATO’s Good War in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Last week, it seemed we were seeing rare good news out of Libya. Oil exports were set to resume from the Zuetina port after rebels holding it reached an agreement...

6th May 2014 - Quoted by John Allen Gay, The National Interest

Did We Bomb Libya to Keep the Arab Spring Going?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

America is naturally a status quo power in international affairs. The current international order is of great benefit to us—no surprise there, as we’ve played the dominant...

2nd May 2014 - CTV News

News Update

Boris Zilberman

FDD's Boris Zilberman discusses serious escalations in Eastern Ukraine and expanded aggression from Russia.

29th April 2014 - The Washington Times

Russian Riddle

Clifford D. May

“A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” is how Winston Churchill famously described Russia in 1939. Churchill less famously added: “But perhaps there...

7th April 2014 - The Blaze

Real News

Boris Zilberman

FDD's Boris Zilberman discusses the current crisis in Ukraine and what Vladimir Putin may do next.

24th March 2014 - Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

Claudia Rosett

Claudia Rosett, journalist-in-residence at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, offers her perspective on the recent Russian annexation of Crimea and...

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