Max Hoffman

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Max Hoffman is the director of National Security and International Policy at American Progress, focusing on Turkey and the Kurdish regions; U.S. defense policy; and the intersection of climate change, human migration, and security concerns. He has organized and undertaken repeated research trips to Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Germany, and India.

Prior to joining American Progress, Hoffman worked on disarmament and security issues for the United Nations and the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee. Hoffman has been published in a range of academic and news outlets. He received his M.A. in history from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Latest by Max Hoffman

Potential Turkish Military Move on Afrin Risks Wider War Article
People hang Turkish flags in Sugedigi neighbourhood of Hassa district in Hatay, Turkey, on January 19, 2018. (Getty/Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency)

Potential Turkish Military Move on Afrin Risks Wider War

A Turkish military move on Syrian Kurdish forces in Afrin could spark fighting between Kurdish and Turkish-backed forces across northern Syria, with disastrous ramifications for all parties.

Max Hoffman

Turkey’s Right Rises Again Article
Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the AKP celebrate the election outcome in Istanbul on November 1, 2015. (AP/Hussein Malla)

Turkey’s Right Rises Again

President 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.

Max Hoffman, Michael Werz

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