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President Donald Trump talks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Analysis & Opinions - Atlantic Council

Trump Extends Feud with Turkey: Now What?

  • David Wemer
| Aug. 10, 2018

On August 8, US President Donald J. Trump announced the doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey, escalating the tension between the two NATO countries that has reached a boiling point over the last several weeks.

What does this escalation mean for US-Turkey relations and what should Washington and Ankara do from here? Atlantic Council experts and staff provide their reactions.

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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Michael B. Greenwald Named Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center

| July 12, 2018

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has named Michael Blake Greenwald a Fellow. While at the Kennedy School, Greenwald, who has served the U.S. government in several senior diplomatic roles, will lecture, conduct research, and engage with students on a range of issues including economic sanctions, illicit finance, national security, intelligence, and global finance.

An image of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is displayed on a building in Doha, Qatar on May 5, 2018. A year into the GCC blockade, Qatar is still economically healthy.

AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

The Economic Earthquake that Reshaped the Middle East

| June 05, 2018

Earthquakes often alter and sometimes even destroy the landscape. The economic earthquake that was brought upon the Gulf Cooperation Council comprising Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman in June 2017 has indeed reshaped the landscape in the Gulf forever.

This economic shock has only accelerated GCC competition, spawning a race for economic diversification, foreign investment, and new trade relationships. Every state is emerging from the crisis economically more proactive and with new ambitions.  

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News - Atlantic Council

Bridging the Gulf in the GCC

| May 11, 2018

Belfer Center Visiting Fellow Michael Greenwald, senior advisor to Atlantic Council President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Kempe, was interviewed by Rachel Brandenburg, director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Middle East Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council, about the implications of the ongoing feud for the Gulf states and US interests. Greenwald is a former US Treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait.