Dr. Nicholas Danforth spoke to U.S.-Turkey relations at the Council of American Ambassadors' Fall Conference, Potpourri of Diplomacy. Dr. Danforth is senior policy analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center's national security program. He has written widely about Turkey, U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East for publications including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera and Foreign Affairs. CAA Member Ambassador Stuart Bernstein introduced Dr. Danforth and moderated the ensuing Q&A session.
Nicholas Danforth is a senior policy analyst for Bipartisan Policy Center’s national security program. Prior to joining BPC in January 2016, he worked on Middle East policy issues for Concepts and Strategies and the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy.’Danforth received his M.A. from the School of Oriental and African Studies and his B.A. from Yale. He completed his Ph.D. in history at Georgetown University in 2015 and has written widely about Turkey, U.S.foreign policy and the Middle East for publications including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera and Foreign Affairs. His latest publication titles include “Rethinking Erdogan’s ‘Hostage Diplomacy,’” “Into the Abyss:Turkish Impressions of a U.S.-Turkish Break” and “Mixed Messages from Ankara.”