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1st April 2016 - Forbes

The Whole World Is In Turmoil Not Just Us

Michael Ledeen

The fierce conflicts we are witnessing in the primaries are not just an American phenomenon, indeed it’s hard to find a country that isn’t fighting internally as we are. Most of the world is intensely divided, and our own domestic debates are part of a global disruption.

2nd March 2016 - Tablet Magazine

What the United States Is Really Doing in Syria

Tony Badran

Whether they support or oppose it, most observers converge on viewing President Barack Obama’s Syria policy as generally marked by passive detachment. After all, the president ignored the recommendations of many of his cabinet members and close advisers to arm Syrian rebels in 2012, or to...

2nd February 2016 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

‘The Russians are going to have a cow’: The US’ latest message to Putin ‘is a really big deal’

Tony Badran

The US will devote a substantial portion of its defense spending to building up its military presence in Eastern Europe in an effort to deter Russian aggression in the region, Obama administration officials told The New York Times.

4th December 2015 - Militaryedge.org

Putin’s S-400 Power-Play in Syria

Patrick Megahan

Russia is upping the ante in the Eastern Mediterranean in response to the downing of its fighter jet by Turkish F-16s last week.

24th November 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

Putin: Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Warplane ‘a Stab in the Back’ By ‘Accomplices of Terrorists’

Boris Zilberman

Russian President Vladimir Putin harshly rebuked Turkey for its downing of a Russian warplane Tuesday morning. "Today's loss is linked to a stab in the back delivered to us by accomplices of terrorists," Putin said Tuesday from the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi before a meeting with...

18th November 2015 - CBC Radio

The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD research fellow Benjamin Weinthal comments on the use of NATO's Article 5 in response to the Paris attacks.

16th November 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Will France Invoke NATO’s Article 5 to Declare War on Islamic State?

Benjamin Weinthal

To confront comprehensively the Islamic State terrorist attacks on French soil, there have been calls for France’s President François Hollande to invoke Article 5 of the NATO Treaty, which ensures mutual defense for its members, but neither Hollande nor the military alliance has activated...

28th October 2015 - Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Determined to Retain Power Regardless of Turkey Election Results

Aykan Erdemir

Turkey’s second general election in five months is unlikely to resolve the nation’s deep political crisis, as observers say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doubling down on the heavy-handed tactics that have kept him in power for the past 12 years even if his ruling party fails again...

6th October 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Russian Forays Into Turkish Airspace Challenge Ankara’s Syria Policy… And NATO

Patrick Megahan, Merve Tahiroglu

Russian warplanes entered Turkish airspace from Syria twice over the weekend, sending Turkish F-16s scrambling.

5th October 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

John Hannah

FDD Senior Counselor John Hannah on a Russian fighter jet’s violation of Turkish airspace, Russian airstrikes in Syria, and the bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan.

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.

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