Because of Turkey’s strategic location as a bridge between Europe and Asia, its foreign and security policy in the Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean, and Black Sea regions have strategic implications for transatlantic allies. The CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia program provides
analysis on Turkey’s expanding defense posture; its regional foreign policy; and its relations with NATO, Russia, and the United States. It also looks at broader dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean that touch on energy developments, the risks for regional tensions, and opportunities for the United States to bridge strategic seams in the region.