Week in Review

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Erdogan weighs new reality in US-Turkey ties under Biden

The Turkish president, after backing Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabagh, could feel emboldened to move in Syria, but anticipating the next administration may give pause.

Week in Review | | Nov 27, 2020
al-monitor US Vice President Joe Biden (R) shakes hands with Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) during a luncheon at the State Department, Washington, May 16, 2013. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Biden will face matrix of conflicting influence campaigns in Africa, Mideast

Egypt seeks to check Turkish influence in North Africa and the Horn, while its priority remains Nile Dam talks with Ethiopia.

Week in Review | 2020 US election | Nov 20, 2020

Biden unlikely to turn back in Iraq

Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says Biden knows Iraq "as well or better than just about anyone."

Week in Review | 2020 US election | Nov 13, 2020

While America counts its votes, Erdogan advances his agenda

Can the next US president manage Erdogan’s ambition?

Week in Review | 2020 US election | Nov 6, 2020

New normal takes shape for Israel, Palestinians, UAE

Israelis and Emiratis throw themselves into their new relationship and Palestinians are throwing Gulf visitors out of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Week in Review | Israeli-Gulf relations | Oct 30, 2020