February 12, 2020, 6:30pm
Turkey and the US: From Alliance Partners to Antagonists
Presenter: Michael Reynolds
Location: The Center, Camden County College Blackwood Campus | 200 College Dr, Blackwood, NJ


From the second half of the twentieth century into the first decade of the twenty-first, Turkey and the United States regarded each other as strategic partners whose geopolitical interests and political values overlapped and were in alignment. Over the course of the past decade, however, relations between the two countries have grown increasingly fractious as disagreements have emerged between them on multiple issues, including Russia, the Kurds, and Israel among others. Join us to hear the perspective of Michael Reynolds, an associate professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Princeton University, as he explores the reasons behind the deterioration of relations and the implications of that breakdown for the future of the Middle East and for US foreign policy.
Middle East Center