How Erdogan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media and the Scapegoating of Minorities

How Erdoğan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media and the Scapegoating of Minorities Aykan Erdemir October 17, 2018 Dr. Aykan Erdemir is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a former member of the … Continue reading



Ahmet Yayla

How Turkey Sees Its Role in the World and What it Means for the U.S.  Ahmet S. Yayla 7:30 pm-8:45 pm (April 25) Transcript: Robert R. Reilly: We’re delighted tonight to have back with us Dr. Ahmet Yayla who is … Continue reading



Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension

Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension Mark Helprin June 28, 2017 Novelist Mark Helprin has written about defense and foreign relations for fifty years and advised officials at the highest levels from the White House on … Continue reading



Turkey, the Coup, and ISIS

Turkey, the Coup, and ISIS Ahmet S. Yayla Thursday, October 13, 2016 Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. is co-author of the just released book, ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate. He is Deputy Director of the International Center for … Continue reading



Turkey Returns to Jihad: Gülen & the Gülen Movement

Turkey Returns to Jihad: Gülen & the Gülen Movement Clare M. Lopez Wednesday, May 4 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.  Clare M. Lopez, Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, is the co-author of the recently published … Continue reading