President Donald Trump, left, talks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, as they arrive together for a family photo at a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels on July 11, 2018. Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP
A Tale of Two Strongmen

US-Turkey Crisis: Unrealistic Ambitions and Multipolar Chaos Underlie the Latest Mideast Drama

As “strongmen” Trump and Erdogan come to blows over evolving geopolitical hostility, much of the world worries about getting caught in the economic and political wreckage of the once-close NATO allies’ violent lovers’ quarrel.