Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2010–2011
October 28, 2010
By Joshua W. Walker, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2010–2011
"Given divergent views on Iran and Israel, and conflicting interests of a newly arrived super-regional versus traditional super power, American foreign policy towards Turkey is in dire need of extensive diplomatic engagement and leadership that is currently lacking given the absence of its highest diplomat in the country. America is missing a critical tool of effective diplomacy, namely a U.S. ambassador in Ankara that can help to communicate and coordinate an already difficult relationship."