History Prof. Quoted in NYT, WaPo on Turkey-Russia Plan | St. Lawrence University

History Prof. Quoted in NYT, WaPo on Turkey-Russia Plan

Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history and Turkish affairs expert, was quoted in The New York Times regarding the deal struck between Turkey and Russia and earlier in the The Washington Post on the U.S.'s decision to pull out of Syria.

“The U.S. is still the 500-pound gorilla,” Howard Eissenstat told The New York Times. “If the U.S. decided that ‘issue X’ was a primary concern to its national security, there would be very little that anybody in the region could do about it.”

“We are used to thinking about the U.S. as a superpower that’s able to step into problems and leverage responses favorable to its interests and its ideals pretty handily,” Eissenstat told The Washington Post.

National and international media often turn to Eissenstat on issues regarding Turkey. He also currently serves as a nonresident senior nonresident fellow with the Project on Middle East Democracy think tank, or POMED.