Our 52nd Year

Asli Aydintasbas
Robert Barylski
John Beyrle
Stephen Biegun
Thomas DeFrank
Susan Glickman
Margaret Jay
Jimmy Kolker
Charles Kupchan
David Lampton
Sean McFate
Mohsen Milani
Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Nolan Peterson
Dennis Ross
Yasmin Sayed
Kori Schake
Lee Schneider
Charles Schudson
Thomas Shannon
Charles Shapiro
Suzanne Spaulding
Barbara Stephenson
Jeremi Suri
Aron Troen
Martin Walker


Asli Aydintasbas

Asli Aydintasbas is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and a global opinions columnist for The Washington Post. She covers Turkish foreign policy, domestic politics, and the regional order in an age of turmoil in the Middle East. Ms. Aydintasbas joined ECFR after a lengthy career in journalism which included tenure as a columnist at Cumhuriyet (2016-2018) and Milliyet (2008-2015). In her columns for leading international publications., Ms. Aydintasbas examines Turkey's relations with the West, its global positioning, and its domestic evolution.

Ms. Aydintasbas has written for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Forbes, Politico.com, and Newsweek. She hosted the daily television show on CNN Türk from 2013 to 2015 and served as a Washington correspondent and later the Ankara bureau chief for Sabah, one of Turkey's leading newspapers, from 2001 to 2007.

Ms. Aydintasbas is a graduate of Bates College, where she received the Maung Maung Gyi Award for Excellence in International Relations and holds a M.A. in Journalism and Middle East Studies from New York University. She lives in Istanbul.