Alan Makovsky

Senior Fellow

Alan Makovsky is a senior fellow for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. From 2001 to 2013, he served as a senior professional staff member on the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he covered the Middle East, Turkey, and other related issues.

At the Washington Institute for Near East Policy—a private think tank where he worked from 1994 to 2001—Makovsky wrote widely on various Middle Eastern and Turkish topics. He also founded and directed the Washington Institute’s Turkey Research Program.

At the State Department where he worked from 1983 to 1994—Makovsky variously covered southern European affairs and Middle Eastern affairs for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He also served as the political advisor to Operation Provide Comfort in 1992 and as the special advisor to the special Middle East coordinator from 1993 to 1994.

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Turkey: Post-Election Human Rights and Strategies for Accountability In the News

Turkey: Post-Election Human Rights and Strategies for Accountability

American Progress Senior Fellow Alan Makovsky briefs the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on the recent constitutional amendments passed in Turkey that changed the nation from a parliamentary system to a highly centralized presidential system.

Alan Makovsky