Will Turkey's Purchase of Russian Missiles Rupture U.S. Ties?

July 8, 2019


The purchase of a sophisticated S-400 missile defense system by NATO ally Turkey poses a challenge to U.S. law and upsets longstanding diplomatic practice. Soner Cagaptay, The Washington Institute's Beyer Family Fellow, breaks down the interconnected political and military factors that have led to this crisis in U.S.-Turkish relations and forecasts potential short-term consequences.


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