U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership

Author
Stephen J. Hadley, Steven A. Cook, Madeleine Albright
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Council on Foreign Relations
Abstract
Among the most important developments in international affairs of the past decade is the emergence of Turkey as a rising regional and global power. Turkey has long been an important country as a stalwart member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an aspirant to European Union (EU) membership, and an important link between the West and the East. Yet the changes in Turkey over the past decade have been so dramatic—with far-reaching political and economic reforms, significant social reforms, and an active foreign policy—that the country is virtually unrecognizable to longtime Turkey watchers. Today Turkey is more democratic, prosperous, and politically influential than it was five, ten, and fifteen years ago.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Political Violence, Democratization, Economics, Human Rights, Bilateral Relations
Political Geography
United States, Europe, Central Asia, Turkey, Middle East