Track 2 US-Turkey Strategic Dialogue in Brussels

March 9, 2020

Deputy Director Jessica C. Varnum and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey’s Associate Professor Philipp Bleek participated in the March 5-6 “Track 2 US-Turkey Strategic Dialogue,” in Brussels, Belgium.

Varnum co-organized the US-government funded dialogue with colleagues at other institutions. The participants grappled with both challenges and opportunities in US-Turkey relations, related to Turkey’s pursuit of civil nuclear power, the Iranian nuclear program, Russia, the NATO alliance, and both US and Turkish military engagement in the region.

Participants around a conference table

Jessica Varnum, deputy director at CNS, and Associate Professor Philipp Bleek at the conference.

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