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By David L. Phillips

By David L. Phillips
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut will meet Secretary Antony Blinken today to discuss worsening relations between Turkey and the United States. Over three decades of interacting with Turkish officials, I have seen how Turkey deftly feigns cooperation to maintain its corrupt autocratic regime. No beating around the bush with Cavusoglu. Bilateral relations require transparency, especially when addressing sensitive subjects.

By David L. Phillips
Friday, September 2, 2022

The Art of the Deal is a business advice book by Donald J. Trump, which offers a window into his thinking. He believes that assets in his possession are to be monetized. I surmise he pocketed classified and top-secret materials to sell them.

By David L. Phillips
Monday, May 23, 2022
Sri Lanka is in economic freefall. Food prices are soaring. Medicine, fuel, and electricity are in short supply. Foreign exchange reserves for the island nation of 22 million people are just $50 million. Under a cloud of gross mismanagement, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on May 9. Dismayed by the country’s corrupt and incompetent leadership, Sri Lankans also demand the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Chaos has engulfed the country as pitched street battles spiral out of control.
Who is to blame for Sri Lanka’s chaos and economic implosion?