Henri J. Barkey

Henri J. Barkey is a professor of international relations at Lehigh University.


When it comes to Iraq's Kurds, the United States needs to make a deal with Turkey or face the consequences later.

The EU's determination to invite Cyprus into the Union in December 2002 represents a crisis-in-the-making. It's not too soon for Washington to begin work to head it off.


Comparisons to the parliament's Iraq War struggles are apt—the Turkish parliament's, that is.

The way its neighbors reacted says as much about them as it does about Cairo.

The new intervention seems to be "a half-hearted, half-baked idea."

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's troubles are rooted in his changed leadership style.

Russia's S300 system is formidible, but not if the Syrians can't operate it.

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April 16, 2014