Ali Cinar is a Senior Foreign Policy Expert and a 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient.
The nomination of the former Senator, aimed at not rocking the boat any further, comes at a tense time in relations between the two countries.
Common sense, regional balance and diplomacy stand out when it comes to crisis management between Beijing and Washington, whose asymmetrical differences have eroded.
As the Alliance unites to refocus on Russia and China, Turkey will be confronted with a choice regarding the countries it has been able to balance until now.
The Erdogan-Mitsotakis meeting at the upcoming NATO summit is critical for both countries. Support from the US and EU will only increase security in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Egypt has gained some credibility on Israel-Palestine, an opportunity that Turkey could have snapped up.
The US has met most of its vaccination goals within the administration's time frame, but the economy is still suffering and cities still haven't come back to life.
Despite President Biden's recognition of Armenian claims to genocide, the relationship between Turkey and the US won't break - and legal action in the US is near impossible.
Managing a withdrawal, and its fallout, will be a bigger challenge than the invasion.
Russia's provocations are not going unheard in the West where tangible support for Ukraine is only increasing.
The US government every year on April 24 marks a remembrance of the events of 1915 at the White House - but this year could bring a surprise.
Well organised collaboration between US Congress and Turkey's parliament can help bridge misunderstandings.
The Biden administration's trade agenda is out and it is an indication that Turkey and the US can prosper in trade even if political disagreements linger.
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