The Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, Middle East Program, Burke Chair in Strategy, and Emeritus Chair in Strategy study Turkey’s strategic importance, mounting security challenges, and tumultuous political outlook.

The Truth of the Matter

Erdogan Wins, U.S.’s “Difficult Ally”

CSIS’s Bulent Aliriza joins the podcast to discuss what Turkish President Erdogan’s win means for the United States who has called Turkey a “difficult ally.”

Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz and Bulent Aliriza — May 31, 2023

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Max Bergmann
Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and Stuart Center
Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program