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The China – Pakistan Axis January 30, 2015 / Brussels

On January 21, GMF’s Young Transatlantic Network (YTN) in Brussels hosted Andrew Small, senior fellow for GMF’s Asia Program, for a discussion on his new book “The China-Pakistan Axis – Asia’s New Geopolitics.”

A Transatlantic Talk with Norbert Röttgen on the Future of Transatlantic Cooperation January 29, 2015

A Transatlantic Talk with Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Member of the Bundestag, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, on the future of transatlantic cooperation.

Transatlantic Talk with Senator Christopher Murphy January 26, 2015

The Road to Euroatlantic Integration: The Role of the United States in the Western Balkans.

Research & Analysis Archive

Turkey-Iraq Relations: From Close Partners to Adversaries January 07, 2013 / Mehmet Yegin, Hasan Selim Ozertem


Baghdad and Ankara have recently drifted apart due to domestic dynamics in Iraq and changing regional parameters. In domestic terms, the U.S. withdrawal ended the Shia and Kurdish alliance and revealed the tensions that were postponed by the U.S. policies. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s quest for centralization and nation building clashed with the Kurdish regional government’s position to keep its federal rights. Since Turkey encourages secular politics in Iraq and moved closer to the Kurds due to security concerns, Maliki regarded both moves as a challenge to his power and position. In the region, the Syrian crisis has polarized countries depending on their support for either Assad or the Syrian opposition. In this brief, the changing dynamics of Turkey-Iraq relations over the last five years are examined.