Jim Jeffrey interviewed on CBS News

"President Biden held his first face-to-face talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan since Mr. Biden formally recognized Turkey's role in perpetuating the Armenian genocide. Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about the state of the relationship between Washington and Ankara…" Watch the full interview here: Full Interview

2021-07-20T23:48:06-04:00June 15, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Jim Jeffrey quoted in Foreign Policy article, “Biden to Prod Putin on Syria Relief”

"'The rest of Syria’s problems are not going to go away,' said James Jeffrey, a former career foreign service officer who served as Trump’s point person on Syria. Putin won’t open the lifelines for free, Jeffrey warned… "Jeffrey recalled Russian negotiators attending previous bilateral talks with the United States over Syria with a long list of its own requests, including freezing sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and halting efforts to block other countries and international development agencies from investing in [...]

2021-07-20T20:05:49-04:00June 9, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Jim Jeffrey quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Biden Faces Russian Test Over Aid in Syria”

"The U.N.’s use of border crossings dates to 2014 when the Security Council approved a plan to send aid to Syrians through four crossings, with Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, to reach civilians on both sides of the battle lines. Under Russian pressure, the Security Council later shrank the number of crossings the U.N. is authorized to use to one: Bab al-Hawa. In July 2020, the Trump administration secured a one-year extension for U.N. use of the crossing. "'Russia has been leveraging [...]

2021-07-20T18:59:04-04:00May 11, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

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|
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