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AHI Shares Think Tank’s Commentaries on Turkey, Forcible Border Changes


AHI Shares Think Tank’s Commentaries on Turkey, Forcible Border Changes

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) would like to share with its audience two commentaries authored by Dr. Ted Galen Carpenter, senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies, Cato Institute on developments in the eastern Mediterranean for your review.

His first piece, titled, “NATO’s Most Problematic Member: An Authoritarian Turkey,” originally appeared on Aspenia Online, February 11, 2015. It tackles the growing concern among NATO allies about Turkey’s recent conduct and whether or not Turkey is “a reliable or even a tolerable ally.” Dr. Carpenter writes, “Disgruntled Americans and other Westerners also view Ankara’s overall foreign policy with mounting suspicion.” 

Dr. Carpenter’s second piece, titled, “Obama’s Hypocrisy Regarding Forcible Border Changes,” was published on February 12, 2015.  In the context of President Barack Obama’s quote on the current crisis in Ukraine, in which he said, “the West cannot stand and simply allow the borders of Europe to be redrawn at the barrel of a gun,” Dr. Carpenter argues that the West (Washington and NATO) has redrawn borders, including in Europe.  Dr. Carpenter cites Turkey’s 1974 invasion of Cyprus and subsequent occupation of 37 percent of the island nation as one example.



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