Stephen Blank

Stephen Blank

Dr. Stephen Blank is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). Dr. Blank is also an independent consultant working with various U.S. government and corporate clients and a former professor at the U.S. Army War College. Blank has authored hundreds of foreign policy-related articles, white papers, and monographs – specifically focused on the geopolitics and geostrategy of the former Soviet Union, Russia, and Eurasia. 

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Turkey’s Black Sea Natural Gas Find is No Economic Miracle

Turkey’s Black Sea Natural Gas Find is No Economic Miracle

With the announcement of a large natural gas find in the Black Sea, Turkey is looking to become a power

Iran: The New Front in the U.S.-China Rivalry

Iran: The New Front in the U.S.-China Rivalry

The impending announcement of a series of Sino-Iranian agreements marks China’s opening shot against the United States in the Middle

New Directions in U.S. Policy for Central Asia

New Directions in U.S. Policy for Central Asia

Executive Summary In late 2019, the Trump administration did something no other U.S. administration had done: it issued a new

No End in Sight for Russo-Turkish Tensions in Syria

No End in Sight for Russo-Turkish Tensions in Syria

Despite a truce, Russia and Turkey will remain at odds in Syria as each country pursues its own interests.  The Russo-Turkish