February 17, 2020
Last month, in the latest report published by RAND researchers, the key challenges confronting the U.S.-Turkish partnership over the coming years have been covered. The analysts recommend possible initiatives to sustain it during what is likely to be a turbulent era. The RAND report focuses on the political, social, and economic events that are changing Turkey’s internal and external dynamics.
RAND Corporation report entitled “Turkey’s Nationalist Course: Implications for the US-Turkish Strategic Partnership and the US Army.” is described as a research and analysis-conducted project.
Some of the key findings of the report are as the following:
*Under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rule, democratic and civil rights in Turkey have declined.
*Turkish policy toward Iran and Iraq will often be at odds with U.S. national interests.
*NATO still plays a central role in Turkey’s national security policies.
*Turkey and the United States are both interested in balancing Russia and Iran, countering terrorism, and promoting stability in the Middle East region.
The Report has the following contents:
- Chapter One Introduction
- Chapter Two Turkey at a Crossroads
- Chapter Three Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Iraq: Enduring Rivals or a New Modus Vivendi?
- Chapter Four Turkey and the Arab World: Mixed Views and Interests
- Chapter Five Wary Partners: The Future of Israeli-Turkish Relations
- Chapter Six The Russian-Turkish Bilateral Relationship: Managing Differences in an Uneasy Partnership
- Chapter Seven Turkey’s Relations with the Caucasus and Central Asia: Unrealized Ambitions
- Chapter Eight Turkey’s Relations with Europe, the European Union, and NATO: Reaching an Inflection Point
- Chapter Nine Implications for the U.S.-Turkish Partnership and the U.S. Army
Author : Begum Burak