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The U.S.-Turkey Partnership: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back 12 mars 2015

Posted by Acturca in Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie, USA / Etats-Unis.
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Issue Brief (Center for American Progress) March 12, 2015

By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman *

President Barack Obama made a large political investment in Turkey in 2009 for a series of compelling reasons, which he laid out in a speech to the Turkish parliament during his first overseas trip as president. (suite…)

How ISIS Could Soon Control Close to Half of the Syrian Border with Turkey 7 octobre 2014

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The National Interest (USA) October 7, 2014

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman *

The end appears very near in Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria as ISIS closes in on the city from three sides. For the past two weeks, Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units, or YPG (the military arm of the Democratic Union Party), have resisted an intense offensive by ISIS militants there. (suite…)