Monday, June 9, 2008

Where Have Old Friends Gone? U.S.-Turkish Relations Since the Iraq War (cross-posting)

From the field

Video link to the annual Campagna-Kerven lecture at Boston University. The annual lecture is hosted by Boston University and it features some of the premier voices on modern Turkey. This year's speaker is Henri J. Barkey of Lehigh University, whose analysis includes some disconcerting conclusions, in particular his prediction that the Turkish high court will declare the Ak Party illegal.

"Henri J. Barkey, chair of the department of international relations at Lehigh University, gives the 2008 Campagna-Kerven Lecture on Modern Turkey, the 13th in the series. He discusses a changing international system beginning with the end of the Cold War, new perceptions between the United States and Turkey, and different national interest issues within each country."