Program Details

Rescheduled Guided Discussion: Is Turkey an Ally, Adversary or an Egocentrist Friend of the United States? - Boca Raton

Robert G. Rabil

Course Description

Since the eruption of the Ukraine crisis, President Erdogan of Turkey has pursued a policy inconsistent with U.S. and Nato’s policy toward Russia. True, he has supplied Ukraine with drones; yet he has extended a lifeline to Russia, violating the Western alliance’s sanctions regime against Moscow. Given the importance of Turkey’s geopolitical position, the Biden administration has thus far been careful not to antagonize Erdogan. But as the grave war drags on, questions about Ankara’s policy and its relationship with Washington have come under scrutiny. In this guided discussion, Dr. Rabil and attendees will explore the scope and breadth of the U.S.-Turkey relationship and its corollaries for U.S. foreign policy. Space is limited.

About the Instructor

  • Robert G. Rabil, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned scholar. His books have been highly commended and reviewed by major academic journals. He is considered one of the leading experts on Salafism, radical Islam, and U.S.-Arab-Israeli relations. He earned doctoral degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was conferred with an honorary doctoral degree in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and in 2022 he won the FAU Scholar of the Year award. He is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University.

    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2018-19
    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2012-13
    Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award