Jim Jeffrey interviewed in 60 Minutes, “Blinken Meeting With G7 Allies Amid Growing Challenges From China, Russia”

"Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in London for talks with G7 allies after speaking out about countering China and Russia during an interview on '60 Minutes,' Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, James Jeffrey, joins CBSN to weigh in on the latest developments…" Watch the full interview here: Full Interview

2021-05-03T00:00:39-04:00May 3, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Jim Jeffrey quoted in RUSI article, “Turkey–US Relations: Where Now?”

"Turkey’s relations with the US have suffered a blow, but the US needs to understand that in a changing world, regional stability cannot be achieved without Turkish cooperation… "James Jeffrey, a former US Ambassador to Turkey who knows the ins and outs of the relationship very well, recently stated that 'If the Biden administration, so concerned about re-establishing American global leadership, seriously wants to confront these threats, it can’t succeed without Turkey…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-30T00:00:19-04:00April 30, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Jim Jeffrey quoted in The Christian Science Monitor article, “To Tell the Truth? From Armenia to Afghanistan, A New US Diplomacy.”

"'In the post-Cold War years the U.S. could just dance around a lot of these little things and never make decisions,' says the Wilson Center’s James Jeffrey, a longtime diplomat. 'But with both Trump and now Biden there is a shift to recognize the reality of a situation, end the debate with a decision, and move on to what’s really important…' "By formally recognizing that the atrocities committed against Armenians by the Ottoman Empire more than a century ago constituted genocide, [...]

2021-04-27T00:00:48-04:00April 27, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Jim Jeffrey quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Biden Recognizes Massacres of Armenians as Genocide”

"James Jeffrey, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and senior official in the Obama and Trump administrations, said the question of genocide recognition has long been the subject of a debate within the U.S. government. "'Those of us who always argued that for geopolitical reasons we shouldn’t do it knew that sooner or later a president would do it,' he said of the decision to recognize the genocide…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-24T12:33:06-04:00April 24, 2021|News|

Jim Jeffrey writes in The Washington Post: “The Biden Administration’s Wrong Move on Iran”

"The Biden administration has suddenly abandoned its tough position on a return to the nuclear deal with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA), for a breathtakingly broad interpretation of which post-2016 U.S. sanctions Iran can insist be lifted to include not just, reasonably, sanctions inconsistent with the JCPOA, but also those 'inconsistent with the benefits that Iran expects from the JCPOA.' That benefits language is not consistent with the agreement itself (which allowed continued nonnuclear related U.S. sanctions) [...]

2021-04-14T16:33:12-04:00April 14, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Jim Jeffrey quoted in Asia Times article, “US Needs Turkey for Its Al-Qaeda and ISIS Links”

"This year, in an interview on March 8, James Jeffrey, who served as US ambassador under both Republican and Democrat administrations and most recently as special representative for Syria during the Donald Trump administration, was quoted as saying that HTS has been 'an asset' to America’s strategy in Idlib, the northwestern province of Syria bordering Turkey…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-10T00:00:47-04:00April 10, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Jim Jeffrey interviewed in Andolu Agency article, “US-Turkey Ties to Improve in 6 Months: Ex-US Ambassador”

"Though Turkish-US ties are not 'very close' at the moment, six months from now they should improve, according to a former US ambassador to Ankara. "The two countries will maintain extensive ties, James Jeffrey told Anadolu Agency, explaining: 'Right now the relationship is not very close ... I would say, let's look at this relationship in six months, I'm sure it's going to be better…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-07T00:00:07-04:00April 7, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Jim Jeffrey quoted in Fox News article, “Biden, Erdogan Exchange Criticism Amid Worries White House Giving Turkey the Cold Shoulder”

"Former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and Iraq James Jeffrey agreed that both countries will eventually find a middle ground since the U.S. needs Turkey as a partner in diplomatic and military platforms to counter China, Russia and Iran, even if it is one of the countries 'whose internal situations do not meet [Biden's] democracy standards…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-03-22T00:00:43-04:00March 22, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Jim Jeffrey writes in The Hill: “How Joe Biden Can Avoid Mistakes With His Middle East Foreign Policy”

"The administration has properly issued interim national security strategic guidance to shape its foreign policy in the longer term. The guidance for the Middle East is sensible, in general, to back Israel and other American partners, defend the global security system, move broadly with Iran, and combat terrorism. A formal Middle East policy based on this guidance is urgent with new challenges in the region. Otherwise, American reaction for events will appear unpredictable, then episodic responses will define policy. As the [...]

2021-03-17T10:00:41-04:00March 17, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|
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