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Editor's Note Fall 2018

Editor's Note | Fall 2018

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey comes with a different format and brings to its readers two different topics that require special attention when we...

Turkey, the U.S. and Iraq

Book Reviews

Nobody has any doubts that today we are in one of the most critical moments of Turkish-U.S. relations. Nobody can deny the gravity of the situation...

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt Jordan and Tunisia Social Political

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: Social, Political and Economic Transformations

Book Reviews

One of the main debates that has surfaced in the post-Arab Uprisings era has centered on whether or not the demonstrations will lead to regime...

Economic Power and International Security

Economic Power and International Security

Early View

International security theories generally identify economic power as the key determinant of military power, and thereby of security, but there is...

Chinese Institutional Diplomacy toward Kazakhstan The SCO and the New

Chinese Institutional Diplomacy toward Kazakhstan: The SCO and the New Silk Road Initiative

Articles

Today the established cooperation between China and Kazakhstan has reached the strategic partnership level. Also, the two neighboring countries are...

Uzbekistan as a Gateway for Turkey s Return to Central

Uzbekistan as a Gateway for Turkey’s Return to Central Asia

Commentaries

After two decades of downhill diplomacy, Turkey and Uzbekistan have pledged to deepen bilateral ties in years to come. Given its geopolitical...

Applied Oriental Studies of Russia s Own Islam From Orthodox

Applied Oriental Studies of Russia’s Own Islam: From Orthodox Missionaries to Militant Godless and Wahhabis

Articles

To date the research of Orientalism in Russia did not present the whole mosaic palette of its competing schools and disciplines. The influential...

TİKA s Soft Power Nation Branding in Turkish Foreign Policy

TİKA’s Soft Power: Nation Branding in Turkish Foreign Policy

Early View

Over the past fifteen years, nation branding has become a popular subject of study, and a formative enterprise in the creation of national...

Strategic Culture of the OSCE and Its Reflection in the

Strategic Culture of the OSCE and Its Reflection in the Effort to De-escalate and Resolve the Conflict in Ukraine

Early View

The OSCE has until now been the only security organization which directly participated in the effort to de-escalate the war in Eastern Ukraine. As...

The U S War on Terror Discourse Mapping De-politicization and

The U.S. War on Terror Discourse: Mapping De-politicization and the Politics of Confinement in Afghanistan

Early View

This article argues that today, 17 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, it is even more important to look at the beginnings of, and to...

Toward a Privileged Partnership The EU Turkey and the Upgrade

Toward a “Privileged Partnership”: The EU, Turkey and the Upgrade of the Customs Union

Articles

Over the past few years, Turkey’s EU membership prospects have further deteriorated amid intensive political crisis between Brussels and Ankara....

Laying the Cornerstone for a New Turkey The June 24

Laying the Cornerstone for a New Turkey: The June 24 Elections

Commentaries

On June 24, 2018, with a participation rate of more than 85 percent, Turkey elected its President and parliamentarians. While determining Turkey’s...

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Donald Trump

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Donald Trump

Commentaries

While the future of the transatlantic relations has been a serious question of concern since the end of the Cold War, the institutionalized...

The European Union and the Mainstreaming of the Radical Right

The European Union and the Mainstreaming of the Radical Right

Commentaries

Radical right wing parties have been increasingly effective in challenging and eroding this consensus, using a redemptive sovereigntist platform to...

Turkey-EU Customs Union Its Modernization and Potential for Turkey-EU Relations

Turkey-EU Customs Union: Its Modernization and Potential for Turkey-EU Relations

Commentaries

The customs union is still one of the most concrete outcomes of Turkey’s gradual integration to the EU. However, due to changes in world trade, EU...

Virtual Neighbors Russia and the EU in Cyberspace

Virtual Neighbors: Russia and the EU in Cyberspace

Commentaries

The last decade has witnessed the consolidation of the European Union as a cybersecurity actor. Many of these developments have, directly or...

Germany and the European Union Post-Brexit Hegemon

Germany and the European Union: Post-Brexit Hegemon

Commentaries

In late-March 2019 the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. Will Brexit lead to Germany becoming the EU’s hegemon? The...

Missile Defense in Europe Against Whom

Missile Defense in Europe: Against Whom?

Articles

ABSTRACT This article debates the evolution, main purpose and real target of the missile defense system of NATO, entitled the EPAA, focusing on...

Imposing Particular Identities The Balkans as a Meeting Place of

Imposing Particular Identities: The Balkans as a Meeting Place of Ethnicities and Religions

Articles

Since Balkan ethnicities are primarily organized along locally-practiced religious lines, regional monotheistic religions are seen as the source of...

World Politics International Relations and Globalization in the 21st Century

World Politics: International Relations and Globalization in the 21st Century

Book Reviews

Navigating through the exciting and complex realms of global politics, the book begins by providing basic information about what international...

The Gulf Crisis The U S Factor

The Gulf Crisis: The U.S. Factor

Commentaries

The election of the U.S. President Donald Trump played a key role in reigniting the Gulf crisis. The blockading quartet (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain...

Lessons and Legacies of the Blockade of Qatar

Lessons and Legacies of the Blockade of Qatar

Commentaries

The diplomatic and economic blockade of Qatar launched on June 5, 2017 has gravely weakened the Gulf Cooperation Council and raised questions in...

U S -Russian Relations in the Trump Era

U.S.-Russian Relations in the Trump Era

Commentaries

Donald J. Trump’s rhetorical shift from ‘leadership’ to ‘greatness’ made possible some sort of rapprochement between the U.S. and Russia, after a...

Charting Turkish Diplomacy in the Gaza Conflict

Commentaries

On December 27, 2008, Israel launched a deadly attack on Gaza. Turkey responded immediately to the Israeli attacks and strongly criticized the...

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