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Find a summary of the event here. As the war against ISIS wraps up in both Iraq and Syria, events in northern Syria are rapidly developing as fault lines over other issues re-emerge and states jostle for influence. In January, […]
Please join the SETA Foundation at Washington DC for a timely discussion on Turkey’s upcoming June elections, current coalitions, political party dynamics, and the future of Turkish politics.
Find a summary of the event here. On Monday, May 14, 2018, the US officially opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. The move, which had been delayed by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, was announced by President Donald J. […]
Find a summary of the event here. On May 8, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iranian nuclear accord crafted by his predecessor. The withdrawal came after efforts by […]
Find a summary of the event here. On June 4, the US and Turkey endorsed a roadmap aimed at ensuring the stability and security of Manbij. The question of the control of Manbij has been a long-standing issue between the US […]
Find a summary of the event here. On June 24, the Turkish public will go to the polls to elect their first government under the new presidential system. The results of the June 2018 election will have dramatic effects on […]
Find a summary of the event here. On July 15, 2016, the Turkish people demonstrated their commitment to democracy and civil rights by peacefully resisting and stopping an attempted coup by a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces. In the […]
Find a full summary of the event here. Turkey and the US are facing a major crisis in the bilateral relationship. The Trump administration has taken punitive measures against Turkey, imposing tariffs on Turkish goods in addition to sanctioning two […]
Find a full summary of the event here. As the Assad regime appears to be gearing up for an attack on Idlib, observers have rung the alarm bells about potentially massive humanitarian consequences. The city is considered the last bastion […]
Find a full summary of the event here. The U.S. is signaling that its Syrian policy is shifting, despite inconsistencies within the administration. Ambassador James Jeffrey, U.S. Special Envoy to Syria, has stated that the U.S. will remain in Syria […]
Find a full summary of the event here. The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul triggered an international crisis with regional implications to come. The gruesome details outraged the international audiences and the Saudi […]
Find a full summary of the event here. The Trump administration renewed sanctions on Iran, targeting Iran as a continuation of the U.S. pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of […]
Find a full summary of the event here. On December 19, 2018, President Trump announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. The decision has led to a wide ranging debate on the U.S. goals in Syria as well as […]
Find a summary of the event here. As the U.S. is in the process of withdrawing from Syria, the U.S. and Turkey are in talks to coordinate their counter terrorism efforts, bring about stability, and address Turkish national security concerns […]
+− Leaflet | © OpenStreetMap contributors Find a full summary of the event here. Since President Trump’s decision in December 2018 to withdraw from Syria, the U.S. and Turkey have been working to find a formula that addresses Turkey’s security concerns while ensuring no […]
Find a full summary of the event here. The Trump administration designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization to achieve its goal of ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran. Contrary to some expectations, the administration decided not to renew […]
Find a full summary of the event here. The Syrian conflict continues unabated, as the Assad regime with Russian support mounted a recent ground offensive amid reports of chemical weapons use in Idlib. As the talks on creating a safe zone […]
Find a full summary of the event here. 10:00am Registration 10:30am Panel 1: Regional Competition and Cooperation in the Syrian Conflict Charles Lister, Senior Fellow and Director of Countering Terrorism & Extremism Program, Middle East Institute (MEI) Ilan Goldenberg, Director of […]
Find a full summary of the event here. Instability in Libya after the revolution that toppled the 42 years’ authoritarian rule of Muammar Gaddafi has become a golden opportunity for extremist groups, including DAESH, Ansar al-Sharia, and Madkhali Salafis, to gain […]
Find a full summary of the event here. On October 9, 2019, Turkey began a military operation, dubbed Operation Peace Spring, into northern Syria. Turkey has long struggled with the fact that the US worked alongside the YPG in its counter […]
Find a full summary of the event here. The Russian Federation began to overcome some of its residual political, economic, and military problems progressively after the demise of the Soviet Union, and since the end of the 1990s has begun to […]
Find a full event summary here. President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from Syria in the wake of Turkey’s operation in the north of the country has triggered a passionate debate about U.S. policy. While the US counterterrorism campaign […]
Find a full summary of the event here. Early in December of 2019, Turkey signed a series of agreements with the Government of National Accord in Libya regarding maritime delimitations in the Mediterranean, mutual security assistance, and military relations. The agreement […]
Find a full summary of the event here. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite IRGC Quds military force and one of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic, was killed last Friday in an airstrike in Baghdad conducted by […]
The Trump administration’s recently proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, dubbed “the Deal of the Century,” offers a plan to resolve the decades-old conflict all the while declaring Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. Although it calls for an eventual Palestinian state, the Palestinian leadership expectedly rejected the plan. This peace plan has sparked controversy from global leaders, who claim that it allows annexation of Palestinian lands, ignores the right of return for refugees, and runs contrary to international law. Turkey was among the countries who opposed the plan, reiterating its support for a negotiated two-state solution. As the Palestinian Authority cut all relations with the U.S. and Israel including security cooperation, there are worries about increased tensions in the region.