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Washington's Turkey Conundrum

Why Washington should take a patient approach towards Ankara.

Ruffled Relations with Turkey

How America should handle recent rough patches.

Hillary Clinton's Afghanistan Problem

The surge might have been Obama's biggest mistake abroad—and she pushed it to the hilt.

Hamid Karzai's Big Bet

Hamid Karzai is gambling that Afghanistan is too important for the U.S. to walk away from. He might be reading us wrong.

Afghanistan: Why the Zero Option Is No Option

Karzai says the US and NATO should leave. He’s making a big mistake.

Obama's Afghanistan Soap Opera

The Karzai spat as administration theater.

The Rise of Greater Kurdistan

Growing Kurdish autonomy in Syria could shake up the region—and Washington is on its heels.

Syria: Let the Locals Lead

If Saudi Arabia and Turkey are so eager to have Assad gone, they should do the job themselves.

Turkey: A Capitalist History

It's not about secularism or the military—economic development has driven events in Turkey for decades. And Erdogan's AKP has outlived its economic usefulness.

U.S., Turkey Still Split on Syria

The Obama administration's unclear, often-changing Syria policy has created serious trouble for Erdogan.

Is Turkey Abetting Iran?

Ankara sometimes acts as if it's hardly worried by its neighbor.

Let Turkey and Kurdistan Get Closer

The U.S. fears deep ties between the Turks and Iraq's Kurds will be destabilizing. They're missing an opportunity.

Why Karzai Doesn't Trust America

He's a lousy ally - but the U.S. has done a lot to make him worse.

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April 16, 2014