Society, Culture, and Security Thomas Lee

A Choice for Turkey

This January, Turkey’s parliament passed a series of constitutional amendments that would drastically expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Slated for a national referendum in April, Thomas Lee discusses the potential implications of President Erdoğan’s new powers, and the impact they could have on the future of the country’s democracy, security, and multilateral relations.

NATO and Canada NATO Operations Ryan Atkinson

NATO at a crossroads: the case of Turkey

Turkey’s behaviour since the failed coup this past summer demonstrates a challenge for NATO in dealing with an important member state. Developments in NATO’s relations with Turkey can provide important insight for how the alliance needs to prepare to deal with uncertainty, especially regarding changes in member state leadership this coming year.

Expanding Community Kristyn Byrne

What Turkey’s Failed Coup Could Mean for Future U.S. Relations

In the aftermath of the failed attempt at a military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, there is potential for major shifts in the current geopolitical alliances. Kristyn Byrne explores what this means for Turkey’s NATO membership and relations Turkey-U.S. relations.