Henri J. Barkey

Lehigh University International Relations - Henri Barkey
Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor
207 Maginnes Hall


Opinion Pieces

Recent publications:

  • “Spinoff: The Syrian Crisis and the Future of Iraq,” American Interest December 26, 2012. 
  • “Turkey and Iraq: The Making of a Partnership,” Turkish Studies, 12:4, 663-674, (December 2011).
  • “Turkish–Iranian Competition after the Arab Spring,” Survival, Volume 54:6, 2012. 
  • “The Evolution of Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” TESEV July 2012.
  • “A Transformed Relationship: Turkey and Iraq,” in Henri Barkey, Phebe Marr and Scott Lasensky, eds. Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States, (Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2011).
  • “The Broken Triangle: How the U.S.-Israeli-Turkey Relationship got Unglued,” in William B. Quandt (ed.) Troubled Alliance: The United States, Turkey and Israel in the Middle East (Virginia: Just World Press, 2011).Internazionali, October 2011.
  • “Coordinating Responses to the 2011 Arab Revolt: Turkey and the Transatlantic Alliance,” Mediterranean Paper Series, German Marshall Fund and Instituto Affari Internazionali, October 2011.
  • “Turkish Foreign Policy and the Middle East,” Sciences-PO, CERI Strategic papers, September 2011.
  • "Iran and Turkey," in The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and U.S. Policy, (Washington, DC: USIP, 2010).
  • "Turkey's Moment of Inflection," Survival, June-July 20101.
  • "Turkey and the Great Powers", in Celia Kerslake, Kerem Öktem and Philip Robins (eds.) Turkey’s Engagement with Modernity: Conflict and Change in the Twentieth Century (U.K., Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
  • "Turkey‘s Transformers" Foreign Affairs Volume 88, No. 6 (November/December 2009) (with Morton Abramowitz).
  • “Turkey’s Perspectives on Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament,” in Barry Blechman (ed.) Unblocking the Road to Zero (Washington, DC. Stimson Center, 2009).
  • Preventing Conflict over Kurdistan (Monograph, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 2009).
  • Effect of US policy in the Middle East on EU-Turkey relations,” International Spectator Volume 43, Issue 4 (December 2008).
  • Kurdistandoff,” National Interest 90 (July/August 2007).
  • Notes from a Funeral,” American Interest (July/August 2007).
  • Turkey and the PKK: A Pyrrhic Victory?” in Robert Art and Louise Richardson (eds.) Democracy and Counterterrorism Lessons from the Past (USIP Press, 2007).
  • Iraqi Kurds and the Future of Iraq,” Middle East Policy 12:4 (December 2005). with Ellen Laipson.
  • “Turkey and Iraq: The Perils (and Prospects) of Proximity,” U.S. Institute Special Report #141, July 2005.
  • "Cyprus: The Predictable Crisis," The National Interest 66 (Winter 2001/2) with Philip H. Gordon.
  • "The Middle East after the Cold War," in Oles Smolansky (ed.) The Lost Equilibrium: International Relations in the Post-Soviet Era (Bethelehem:; Lehigh University Press, 2001).
  • "Hemmed in by Circumstances: Turkey and Iraq since the Gulf War," Middle East Policy 7:4 (October 2000).
  • "The Struggles of a 'Strong' State," Journal of International Affairs 54: 1 (Fall 2000).
  • "Les Occidentaux apportent un soutien mesuré aux Kurdes," Confluences Méditerranée (Paris) 34 (Summer 2000).


  • Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States, co-edited with Phebe Marr and Scott Lasensky, (Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2011).
  • Preventing Conflict over Kurdistan (Monograph, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 2009). 
  • European Responses to Globalization: Resistance, Adaptation and Alternatives co-edited with Janet Laible (Oxford: Elseiver, 2006
  • Turkey's Kurdish Question with Graham E. Fuller (Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998).
  • Reluctant Neighbor: Turkey's Role in the Middle East (ed.) (Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace, 1996).
  • The Politics of Economic Reform in the Middle East (ed.) (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992).
  • The State and the Industrialization Crisis in Turkey (Boulder: Westview Press, 1990).

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