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Efe Sıvış

İstanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey
Efe Sıvış
Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy after World War II
December 17, 2021
In this book, Madsen assesses the economic policies of the military governments established in these two countries and discusses American policy with a special focus on army commanders. Although the book does not shed light on the relations between American corporations and politicians that aim to economically exploit the occupied lands, it presents a reasonable analysis from a political-economic perspective on a critical period in political history focusing on the policies of military leaders in Japan and Germany.
Determinants of Turkish-American Relations and Prospects for the Future
January 1, 2017
This article analyzes the fluctuating course of the Turkey-U.S. relationship with a special focus on Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency. When Obama held office, he aimed at reinventingU.S.’ image and shifting center of gravity from the Middle East to Asia-Pacific. These led U.S. to develop its relations with its allies in the region to provide the course of politics go along with the American geostrategic goals. Obama suggested a “model partnership” concept to draw a line between his Administration’s and that of his predecessorGeorge W. Bush. Differences of opinion, however, meant the concept did not go beyond being a surface change. Ultimately, two problems remained unsolved; the FETÖ leader’s ongoing residence in U.S. and American support for YPG/PYD in Syria.

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