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The Paradoxical Role of Mediators in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Prospects

The Paradoxical Role of Mediators in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Prospects and Concerns

Articles

This paper explores the underlying factors that pushed Russia, the European Union (EU), Türkiye, and somehow the U.S. to offer mediation to settle...

Potential of Organization of Turkic States in the International System

Potential of Organization of Turkic States in the International System: Promises and Vulnerabilities

Articles

This article examines the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) in the context of the complex geopolitical landscape of Central Asia and the...

Shaping Eurasia s Future The Evolving Role and Impact of

Shaping Eurasia’s Future: The Evolving Role and Impact of the Organization of Turkic States

Commentaries

This commentary provides a comprehensive analysis of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), tracing its evolution from the dissolution of the...

Shaping Eurasia s Future The Evolving Role and Impact of

Shaping Eurasia’s Future: The Evolving Role and Impact of the Organization of Turkic States

Commentaries

This commentary provides a comprehensive analysis of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), tracing its evolution from the dissolution of the...

Uzbek-Turkish Strategic Partnership in the Context of Geopolitical Turbulence in

Uzbek-Turkish Strategic Partnership in the Context of Geopolitical Turbulence in Central Asia

Commentaries

Central Asia has long captured the attention of global and regional powers due to its abundant natural resources, strategic location, potential for...

Kazakhstan s Strategic Priorities in the Turkic World

Kazakhstan’s Strategic Priorities in the Turkic World

Commentaries

With its unwavering focus on institutionalizing cooperation within the Turkic World, Kazakhstan has successfully achieved to improve institutional...

Russia after 2020 Looking ahead after Two Decades of Putin

Russia after 2020: Looking ahead after Two Decades of Putin

Book Reviews

As an editorial work, which makes it difficult for the book to be discussed as a whole, it can be emphasized, in some parts of the book, that the...

Turkey-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century Cooperation and Competition amid

Turkey-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Cooperation and Competition amid Systemic Turbulence

Book Reviews

The book is an important reference for any researcher looking into the relations between Türkiye and Russia, and also to understand both countries’...

Turkey-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century Cooperation and Competition amid

Turkey-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Cooperation and Competition amid Systemic Turbulence

Book Reviews

The book is an important reference for any researcher looking into the relations between Türkiye and Russia, and also to understand both countries’...

Turkey-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century Cooperation and Competition amid

Turkey-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Cooperation and Competition amid Systemic Turbulence

Book Reviews

The book is an important reference for any researcher looking into the relations between Türkiye and Russia, and also to understand both countries’...

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Centennial Republican Anniversary Quo Vadis

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Centennial Republican Anniversary: Quo Vadis?

Review Article

This review article is based on three books: Starting with Alaranta, a senior research fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in...

Turkish Foreign Policy at the Turn of the 'Century of

Turkish Foreign Policy at the Turn of the 'Century of Türkiye': Challenges, Vision, Objectives, and Transformation

Commentaries

Türkiye is embarking on the ‘Century of Türkiye’ at a time of rapidly changing geopolitical dynamics coupled with ever-increasing global...

The Cyprus Conflict A Case for Joint Decision Trap

The Cyprus Conflict: A Case for ‘Joint Decision Trap’

Articles

This paper is about the current stage of the Cyprus conflict in the context of the recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. The energy...

A Founding Role in Türkiye s Africa Policy The Action

A Founding Role in Türkiye’s Africa Policy: The Action Plan for Opening to Africa

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In direct proportion to the development of Türkiye’s relations with Africa, the number of studies on bilateral relations is also increasing....

Iran-Russia-Türkiye Triangle A Challenge for the U S Position in

Iran-Russia-Türkiye Triangle: A Challenge for the U.S. Position in the Middle East

Articles

The American-centric world order that was shaped after the end of the Cold War is being questioned by dynamically growing “old” and “new” centers...

Iran-Russia-Türkiye Triangle A Challenge for the U S Position in

Iran-Russia-Türkiye Triangle: A Challenge for the U.S. Position in the Middle East

Articles

The American-centric world order that was shaped after the end of the Cold War is being questioned by dynamically growing “old” and “new” centers...

Iran-Russia-Türkiye Triangle A Challenge for the U S Position in

Iran-Russia-Türkiye Triangle: A Challenge for the U.S. Position in the Middle East

Articles

The American-centric world order that was shaped after the end of the Cold War is being questioned by dynamically growing “old” and “new” centers...

Right-Wing Populist Discourse in the European Parliament on Turkish Foreign

Right-Wing Populist Discourse in the European Parliament on Turkish Foreign Policy

Articles

Right-wing populism is on the rise all over the world and has led to profound effects and changes in the international system. The European...

A Century of Türkiye-Europe Relations Europe s Diminishing Role

A Century of Türkiye-Europe Relations: Europe’s Diminishing Role

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This article analyzes the major developments and general trends in Türkiye-Europe relations over the last century to make the main argument that...

From Geopolitical Anxiety to Assertive Stance The Historical Construction and

From Geopolitical Anxiety to Assertive Stance: The Historical Construction and Transformation of Turkish Naval Strategy

Articles

This article traces the evolution of Türkiye’s naval strategy from a defensive coastal-based concept to an assertive one within a broader...

The Century of Türkiye as a Strategic Discourse

The Century of Türkiye as a Strategic Discourse

Articles

The ‘Century of Türkiye’ has been introduced as the new discourse of strategy in Turkish foreign policy with the centennial of the Republic of...

Italian-Turkish Relations Before and After the War in Ukraine From

Italian-Turkish Relations Before and After the War in Ukraine: From NATO Membership to Food Diplomacy

Commentaries

This paper explores Italy-Türkiye relations and food diplomacy’s role in shaping international relations, drawing parallels between Harry S....

Türkiye-Africa Relations A Case Study of Somalia Nigeria and Libya

Türkiye-Africa Relations: A Case Study of Somalia, Nigeria and Libya from Humanitarian and Security Perspectives

Commentaries

This paper explores Türkiye’s relations with Africa, focusing on Somalia, Nigeria and Libya from both humanitarian and security perspectives. To do...

Post-Ottoman Legacy in the Middle East A Compendium of 100

Post-Ottoman Legacy in the Middle East: A Compendium of 100 Years of Turkish Foreign Policy

Commentaries

The dissolution of the Ottoman Empire set the stage for Türkiye’s evolving foreign policy in the Middle East, a region deeply intertwined with its...

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