Apr 26, 2011

Developments in Syria

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2011-04-26 Syria Development
Unrest in Syria poses fundamentally different foreign policy problems than Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.What will happen to the Middle East peace process if there’s a change in government in Syria?How would Iran’s influence in the region be affected?
Guests:
Li Guofu,
-A senior researcher from China Institute of International Studies.
Tulin Daloglu,
-A free-lance writer and a foreign policy analyst based in Washington DC.
Soraya Ulrich,
-Independent researcher on Middle Eastern Affairs and US foreign policy.
Hour 1

Feb 14, 2011

The Turkish-Iranian Relationship: Too Close for Comfort?

Turkey is a key ally of the United States and an important member of the NATO alliance. Ankara is also a strategic gateway to the Middle East and an influential regional player. In recent years though, Ankara’s foreign policy as set by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), has increasingly diverged from U.S. interests on a broad set of issues. Nowhere has this been more visible than vis-à-vis Iran. Questions are being asked whether Turkey will be a reliable ally in containing Iran’s growing military power, Tehran’s illicit nuclear program and its growing malevolent political influence.

What are Turkey’s foreign policy goals regarding Iran and how will they affect Ankara’s relations with the United States and NATO?

Event Details

  • DATE :Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011
  • TIME : 12:00PM – 1:30PM
  • VENUE: Lehrman Auditorium

http://www.heritage.org/Events/2011/02/Turkish-Iranian-Relations