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Bipartisan Policy Center – Cascading Conflicts: US Policy on Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds

June 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In the fight against ISIS, U.S. policymakers have been increasingly confounded by the fact that two crucial allies, Turkey and the Kurds, are locked in a violent conflict on both sides of the Turkish-Syrian border. While Washington’s plans for defeating ISIS rely on airbases in Turkey and Kurdish troops in Syria, the Turkish government continues to insist that Washington’s Syrian Kurdish partners are no different from the Kurdish terrorists against which it is fighting at home. In the absence of a more effective U.S. plan for addressing the situation, Turkey’s domestic conflict now threatens to not only undermine the war against ISIS but also destabilize Turkey, damage U.S.-Turkish relations, and prolong the Syrian conflict.

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center for an expert panel discussion that will address the evolving relationship among Turkey, Syria and the Kurds, with a focus on the implications for U.S.-Turkish relations and U.S. policy in Syria. As an already complicated situation risks causing a major crisis between Washington and its allies, understanding the dynamics has become more important than ever.

Featuring:

Aliza Marcus
Author, Blood and Belief
@AlizaMarcus

Ceng Sagnic
Junior Researcher, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
@cngsgnc

Amberin Zaman
Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Institute
@amberinzaman

Moderated by:

Ishaan Tharoor
Reporter, The Washington Post
@ishaantharoor

Details

Date:
June 14, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Website:
http://bipartisanpolicy.org/events/cascading-conflicts-u-s-policy-on-turkey-syria-and-the-kurds/

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Bipartisan Policy Center
Phone:
202-204-2400
Email:
bipartisaninfo@bipartisanpolicy.org
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http://bipartisanpolicy.org

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Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Phone:
202-204-2400
Website:
http://bipartisanpolicy.org