Thursday, August 24, 2017

F. Stephen Larrabee

F. Stephen Larrabee holds the Distinguished Chair in European Security at the Rand Corporation, and served on the National Security Council staff in the Carter Administration.

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Newsart for Erdoğan's Next Steps Margaret Scott
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Erdoğan's Next Steps

While his grip on power remains secure, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdoğan's handling of recent protests could threaten his Kurdish peace plan, damage his image in the Arab world, and compli… read more

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Taking Syria Seriously

America’s current policy of providing non-lethal humanitarian assistance to Syrian opposition forces weakens their ability to end the conflict – and US influence. The US must adopt a more active, asse… read more

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Europe’s Ukrainian Test

The recent start of the trial in Kiev of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko raises grave concerns about President Viktor Yankovych’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law. In reali… read more

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The Turkish Chimera

Many Arab democratizers nowadays regard Turkey’s fusion of moderate Islam and Westernization as a possible model for the Middle East. But Turkey’s historical experience and political evolution differ … read more

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Don’t Lose Ukraine

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Ukraine on July 4-5 provides an important opportunity to re-affirm America's commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and democratic evolution. Such a signal… read more

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Building on Greek-Turkish Detente

The world remains focused on the Greek financial crisis, but an important positive spin-off could be a deeper Greek-Turkish détente. Greece’s high defense spending has fueled to its economic woes, and… read more

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Ukraine: The Next Crisis?

Georgia's pro-Western orientation never posed a serious strategic threat to Russia, but Ukraine's NATO ambitions clearly do. Aside from energy leverage, Russia could use Ukraine's Crimea region, with … read more

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Turkey’s War of Nerves

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to call an early parliamentary election is unlikely to defuse tensions with the country's military, which sees itself as the guardian of Turkey's… read more

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