Henri Barkey

Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor
University of Pennsylvania, Phila, Pa. Ph.D., Political Science, 1984.
University College, London, England. M.Sc., International Relations, 1976.
City University, London, England. B.Sc., Economics, 1975.


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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).