Washington's efforts for 'damage control' in Israel

During his visit to Israel, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reiterated the Biden administration's support but conveyed the message that operations should be more limited. Austin, who previously stated that Israel faced the risk of 'strategic defeat,' is believed to be delivering the message that winning the war in urban combat requires gaining civilian support. The U.S. administration reportedly urged Israel to reduce the intensity of operations by the end of the year and increase humanitarian aid passages. While continuing support for Israel, the Biden administration seems to be trying to limit the political cost generated by the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Washington's efforts for 'damage control' in Israel
Erdoğan's visit to Qatar and developments in Gaza

Erdoğan's visit to Qatar and developments in Gaza

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid an official visit to Qatar where he held a bilateral meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and attended the 9th meeting of the Türkiye-Qatar High-Level Strategic Committee and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit.


The Biden administration is struggling to formulate a comprehensive and effective China policy. While the Trump era saw constant pressure on China, attempting to limit its sphere of influence, the Biden administration embarked on a path of both competition and cooperation. Despite a general consensus across both parties about the need for the United States to contend with China, it is evident that crafting a concrete and effective China policy remains challenging. The planned visit of Secretary of State Blinken to China in February, expected to ease the escalating tensions and establish a "constructive" framework, was postponed due to the strain caused by the "spy balloon" incident, further highlighting the fragility and lack of trust in the relationship. However, there is no indication of any tangible outcome achieved during Blinken's visit.

The U.S. is no longer on the throne as the world's sole superpower. Although the country tried to take measures against the strong rise of China, even U.S. allies have begun to establish close ties with China

Last week an act of terrorism shook Turkey to its core. A total of 13 Turkish citizens kidnapped by PKK terrorists in previous years were executed in the Gara region of northern Iraq.

The United States took its first 'concrete step' to encourage Turkey to rethink its plan to purchase the S-400 missile defense system from Russia. Washington was going to exclude Turkish pilots from the F-35 fighter jet training program, Reuters reported last week.

Is China's 'Peaceful Rise' over?

Within the framework of a shift in global economic gravity, Chinese assertiveness and political-military vision regarding East Asia is creating heated debates with U.S. representatives at international summits

Is China's 'Peaceful Rise' over
CENTCOM s policies in Syria paving ground for more terrorism

CENTCOM’s policies in Syria paving ground for more terrorism

With no Daesh-held territories left and McGurk, Votel gone, time for the US to seriously reassess the role of CENTCOM and its policies


In 2005, during a visit to troops in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reportedly said, "We don't have an exit strategy, we have a victory strategy." The true meaning of this statement and its potential repercussions for the U.S. strategy in Iraq is a matter of debate among scholars.

The dispute over the charges against Pastor Brunson is just the top of the iceberg in the deepening crisis between Ankara and Washington

The recent agreement over Manbij between Turkey and the U.S. is a hopeful development; yet other important issues regarding Ankara's security concerns and peace in Syria still remain

The surprising announcement of a possible meeting between Trump and Kim raises more questions than gives answers

The Turkey-U.S. relations can get better if Washington takes measure against terror threats to its NATO ally

If Washington continues to test Ankara's patience by pushing for the creation of a ‘terror corridor' and state-like entity on its doorstep, then the make-or-break time for relations might be upon us

Trump's new strategy on Iran and the nuclear deal is likely to also have a huge impact on U.S. allies in the region

The reaction from the U.S. administration does not provide any indication of the steps that the administration may take regarding the referendum process.

Although there is a different administration in the U.S. right now, the memory of broken promises from the Obama era, particularly about Syria, will continue to haunt Turkish-U.S. relations

The Trump administration seems to be taking some initiatives now that the deadline has passed in the Gulf crisis

Turkey does not rightfully believe the U.S.'s empty promises and is determined to continue its fight against terrorist groups in Syria

The trauma and shock experienced after the world's deadliest attacks in Hiroshima and Nagasaki should be a lesson for those who are seeking nuclear war between the U.S. and North Korea

If Trump wants to put Turkish-U.S. relations back on track, he must stop carrying out Obama's YPG policy