As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office this month, many U.S. allies and partners are eyeing an opportunity for better relations with Washington. But Turkey, under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will face an uphill battle to settle ongoing disputes with the U.S., not to mention other NATO allies.
The U.S.S. Nimitz was leaving the Middle East, until it wasn’t. The Pentagon’s abrupt reversal of its move last week to send the aircraft carrier home is the latest sign of an ominous standoff with Iran in the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency, a year after the U.S. strike that killed Qassem Soleimani.