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Turkey 2023: Four Profiles of Modern Turkey

play_alt icon Video This minidocumentary explores the challenges and opportunities that Turkey faces ahead of the 100th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's founding of the modern republic.

by Andrew Satter, Michael Werz, Max Hoffman | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Turkey’s Digital Divides

woman takes photo book_alt2 icon Report Turkey’s political and social conditions hinder the internet’s ability to improve economic growth, government efficiency, and democratic participation.

by Max Hoffman | Monday, June 27, 2016

Europe’s twenty-first century challenge: climate change, migration and security

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman discuss the troubling relationship between climate change, migration, and international security.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Unpaid Kurdish Peshmerga's Offensive Against ISIS

Max Hoffman discusses the Kurdish capture of a strategically important highway in Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, on Background Briefing with Ian Masters.

by Max Hoffman | Friday, November 13, 2015

Focusing on the Drivers of Conflict and Instability

Max Hoffman and Meredith Leal discuss the Food Chain Reaction project, which aims to increase understanding of the ripple effects that threaten the global food supply chain and identify the institutional gaps the international community must address.

by Max Hoffman and Meredith Leal | Sunday, November 8, 2015

Turkey’s Right Rises Again

Turkey election celebrationPresident Erdoğan has won a major electoral victory. Now, he must decide whether to continue his strategy of confrontation or move to ease tensions in a polarized country.

by Max Hoffman and Michael Werz | Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Turkey's President Erdogan's Cynical Power Play

Max Hoffman discusses the recent agreement to allow NATO to use a Turkish airbase in the fight against ISIS.

by Max Hoffman | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Turkey Should Welcome Kurdish Gains in Northern Syria

Kurdish fightersSyrian Kurdish fighters and their allies have taken a key border town from ISIS but have been met with opposition from the Turkish government. This should change.

by Max Hoffman | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Climate Change, Migration, and the Demand for Greater Resources: Challenges and Responses

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman discuss how climate change will increasingly threaten humanity’s shared interests and collective security across the globe, but particularly in the least developed countries.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Friday, June 19, 2015

Previewing Turkey’s General Election

Turkish flag at Istanbul rally article icon Issue Brief Turkey heads to the polls on June 7 for its closest general election in years, with profound implications for this key U.S. ally.

by Michael Werz, Max Hoffman, Mark Bhaskar | Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cause behind African migrant flood has terrifying implications for the world

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman write about the impact of climate change on African migration.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Partnership

Gezi Park protesters article icon Issue Brief President Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party are jeopardizing Turkey’s relationship with the United States and the West.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, March 12, 2015

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

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman argue that, if the city of Kobani falls, it will be both a human tragedy and a strategic setback.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The United States, Turkey, and the Kurdish Regions

kurdish peshmerga game book_alt2 icon Report The United States must rethink its policy toward Kurdish political groups in its pursuit of regional stability.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hagel's Defense Cuts: A Good Idea

Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley on the defense budget.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, Katherine Blakeley | Thursday, May 1, 2014