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Africa s Development Trajectory Lessons from China

Africa’s Development Trajectory: Lessons from China

Review Article

Africa has been experiencing an appreciable measure of economic growth since 1995. This palpable improvement in the African condition has meant...

Turkey s Military Spending Trends A Reflection of Changes in

Turkey’s Military Spending Trends: A Reflection of Changes in Defense Policy

Articles

The existing body of research on defense spending contains two main theses that appear in the much-debated discourse of “guns versus butter.” The...

The Logic Beyond Lausanne A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence

The Logic Beyond Lausanne: A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence between Turkey’s New Hard Power and its Strategic Reorientation

Commentaries

Turkey’s new expeditionary capability, resting on enhanced naval capacity and new forward bases, is the logical result of Turkey’s post-Cold War...

Turkey s Military and Defense Policies

Turkey’s Military and Defense Policies

Commentaries

In the post-9/11 era and now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meaning of security and the means of ensuring it have radically changed. As...

Editor's Note Spring 2020

Editor's Note | Spring 2020

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey aims to present the current situation of the Turkish-American relations and to provide to its readers with a general...

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery U S -Turkey Commercial Ties that

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery: U.S.-Turkey Commercial Ties that Bind

Commentaries

This paper examines the commercial opportunities that will endure in key sectors for the United States and Turkey in the midst of the coronavirus...

U S -Turkey Relations Endure Despite Crises

U.S.-Turkey Relations Endure Despite Crises

Commentaries

The U.S.-Turkey relationship has been tested through some of the most serious crises in recent years. The continuing strength of the relationship,...

Start Small and Think Big to Rebuild the U S

Start Small and Think Big to Rebuild the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Commentaries

The U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship has been key to the success of NATO and the transatlantic community. However, due to various policy...

The Turkish Economy at the Crossroads The Political Economy of

The Turkish Economy at the Crossroads: The Political Economy of the 2018 Financial Turbulence

Articles

In 2018, the Turkish economy suffered one of the most severe financial speculations in its 38-year open economy era. Some have tried to explain the...

Economic Power and International Security

Economic Power and International Security

Articles

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

Questioning Modernity in Indonesia and Malaysia

Questioning Modernity in Indonesia and Malaysia

Book Reviews

Modernity, as it stands in the book, refers to a theoretical set of facile tools which improve an individual’s socio-political and rational life by...

Editor's Note Summer 2019

Editor's Note | Summer 2019

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey highlights some of the various regional developments around Turkey and discusses various movements of new actors and...

Prospects for Trilateral Relations between Turkey Serbia and Bosnia and

Prospects for Trilateral Relations between Turkey, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Articles

This paper aims to evaluate the trilateral relations between Turkey, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the course of a proper evaluation of...

Turkey and Germany in the Balkans Competing with Each Other

Turkey and Germany in the Balkans: Competing with Each Other?

Articles

This paper aims to see whether there is a commercial and financial rivalry between Turkey and Germany in the Balkans by examining the export...

China s Investment in the Balkans under the Belt and

China’s Investment in the Balkans under the Belt and Road Initiative: A Chinese Perspective

Commentaries

China’s investment in the Balkan region has been maintaining good momentum in recent years, with preferential investments being in the...

Albanian Slide The Roots to NATO s Pending Lost Balkan

Albanian Slide: The Roots to NATO’s Pending Lost Balkan Enterprise

Articles

Since the end of the 1990s, Albanians in North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia have submitted to a regime of political and...

Turkey s Balkan Policy and Its Skeptics

Turkey’s Balkan Policy and Its Skeptics

Commentaries

During the last decades, in parallel to its economic growth and foreign policy activism, Turkey has become an important regional actor in the...

Iran s Military Capability The Structure and Strength of Forces

Iran’s Military Capability: The Structure and Strength of Forces

Articles

Economic upheaval in the post-revolutionary period, its ideological concerns, the lessons of the war with Iraq and the drive to assert regional...

Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey Causes and Effects

Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects

Book Reviews

In Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects, Hakan Köni focuses on Turkish Political Islam’s (TPI) transformation in terms...

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

Review Article

At no other time in the history of the world has the crisis in the global economy become a serious concern as it is currently the case. The promise...

No Questions Asked Development and the Paradox of China s

No Questions Asked? Development and the Paradox of China’s Africa Policy

Articles

This paper argues that China’s strategy of engaging African countries through its stated “no questions asked” foreign policy could ultimately be...

Guest Editor's Note Winter 2019

Guest Editor's Note | Winter 2019

Editor's Notes

Africa has often been the focus of contradictory attention that has oscillated between the labels of a physical obstacle to travel between Europe...

Kazakhstan s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Kazakhstan’s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Articles

Using the case of Sino-Russian competition over Central Asian energy and transportation networks, this study asks why Russia has refrained from...

Kazakhstan s Middle Power Response to Terrorism

Kazakhstan’s Middle Power Response to Terrorism

Articles

Most studies define states as small, middle, or great in relation to the power of other states. However, how the capabilities of a particular...

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