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Omer Taspinar

Ömer Taşpınar is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor of national-security strategy at the National Defense University in Washington. He is the author of two books: “Political Islam and Kurdish Nationalism in Turkey” and “Winning Turkey: How America, Europe and Turkey can Revive a Fading Partnership” (with Philip Gordon). His research focuses on the Middle East, Europe, Muslim minorities in the West, radicalization and the global political economy. He is a frequent commentator for major Turkish, American, European and Middle Eastern news outlets.

Articles By Omer Taspinar

US Damage Control and Crisis Management with Turkey Does Not Amount to a Strategy in Syria By Ömer Taşpınar - Feb 20, 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s much anticipated visit to Ankara last week seems to have achieved its modest mission of averting a military confrontation between the two countries. The fact that preventing a war between two Nato allies in northern Syria has become a measure of success in Turkish-American relations speaks volumes about what … Continue reading “US Damage Control and Crisis Management with Turkey Does Not Amount to a Strategy in Syria”