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In the News: Henri Barkey on the rise of Turkey

Henri Barkey, the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor of International Relations, is the author of “Reluctant Neighbor: Turkey's Role in the Middle East” (1997) and coauthor of “Turkey’s Kurdish Question” (1998).

Henri Barkey, professor of international relations and a leading expert on Turkey, is much in demand by national and international media outlets as the nation’s profile rises on the global stage.

Barkey’s most recent interviews have focused on Turkey’s status as one of America’s regional allies amidst the uncertainty of the Arab Spring and also on the escalating tensions between Turkey and Israel.

“Turkish-Israeli relations are in a low point, the lowest point they have been in a very, very long time,” Barkey said Sept. 22 on PBS NewsHour. “What I worry is that they actually can go even lower. And that is the big danger at the moment.”

Barkey, the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor, is a former member of the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff and has taught at Princeton, Columbia, the State University of New York, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent articles:

From PBS NewsHour, Sept. 22
“Erdogan Navigates Turkey's Rapidly Rising World Profile”

From The Financial Times, Sept. 20
“Turkey shows assertive side to neighbors”

From Voice of America’s Encounter, Sept. 17
“Turkey Rising”

From the Washington Post, Sept. 16
“Obama must deal with Turkey-Israel crisis”

From The Daily News Egypt, Sept. 14
“Turkey positioning itself with the Middle East, EU, say expert”

From The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 8
“Turkey Takes a Harder Line Abroad”

From The New York Times, Sept. 9
“Threat by Turkish Premier Raises Tensions With Israel”


Story by Jordan Reese

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011

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