Senior Director


Max Hoffman

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Max Hoffman is the senior 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.


How Turkey Can Ensure a Successful Energy Transition Report

How Turkey Can Ensure a Successful Energy Transition

Turkey should build upon recent progress investing in renewable energy to transition its energy system and reduce its reliance on imported fossil fuels.

Deger Saygin, Max Hoffman, Philipp Godron

Conservative Turkey Votes for One-man Rule In the News

Conservative Turkey Votes for One-man Rule

Author Max Hoffman discusses the recent Turkish election and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's reliance on the nationalist right wing to ensure his political dominance.

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 Digital Divides Report
A tourist uses her phone to take a picture inside the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on May 10, 2015. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Turkey’s Digital Divides

Turkey’s political and social conditions hinder the internet’s ability to improve economic growth, government efficiency, and democratic participation.

Max Hoffman

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