Expertise: Turkey, Middle East
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.
By Alan Makovsky
|The Turkish Diaspora in Europe||Center for American Progress||December 10, 2020|
|Problematic Prospects for US‑Turkish Ties in the Biden Era||German Institute for International and Security Affairs||December 6, 2020|
|Turkey issued new rules for social media. That may mean that media censorship wasn’t working.||The Washington Post||July 30, 2020|
|Turkey’s Changing Media Landscape||Center for American Progress||June 10, 2020|
|Turkey’s Refugee Dilemma||Center for American Progress||March 13, 2019|
|Turkey: Post-Election Human Rights and Strategies for Accountability||Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission||September 26, 2018|
|What Turkey’s Political Changes Mean for U.S.-Turkish Relations||Center for American Progress||July 31, 2018|
|Erdoğan Not Assured of First-Round Victory||Center for American Progress||June 14, 2018|
|Is Turkey Experiencing a New Nationalism?||Center for American Progress||February 11, 2018|
|Turkey’s Parliament||Center for American Progress||December 19, 2017|
|Erdoğan’s Proposal for an Empowered Presidency||Center for American Progress||March 22, 2017|
|Turkey After the July Coup Attempt||Center for American Progress||September 27, 2016|
|Re-Educating Turkey||Center for American Progress||December 14, 2015|
|Turkey’s Growing Energy Ties with Moscow||Center for American Progress||May 6, 2015|