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The EU NATO and the Libya Conflict Anatomy of a

The EU, NATO, and the Libya Conflict: Anatomy of a Failure

Book Reviews

Marcuzzi’s work is both timely and essential, providing a critical examination of a conflict that has had implications for regional stability and...

The Ukraine War Impacts on the International System and Türkiye

The Ukraine War: Impacts on the International System and Türkiye

Articles

This article argues that the Ukraine war is the first major conflict since the end of the Cold War to bring the two major nuclear powers, the U.S....

The European Union as a Global Counter-Terrorism Actor

The European Union as a Global Counter-Terrorism Actor

Book Reviews

The book meets most of the arguments mentioned in the title, except the EU actorness. Lack of military power in action, unwillingness of some...

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...

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

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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 A New Foreign Policy Vision for

The Century of Türkiye: A New Foreign Policy Vision for Building the Türkiye Axis

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On the centenary of the Turkish Republic, President Erdoğan, who has been ruling Türkiye for the last two decades, has announced a new perspective...

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....

Re-Defining Türkiye s International Relations Two Decades of 360

Re-Defining Türkiye’s International Relations: Two Decades of 360° Foreign Policies

Commentaries

Analyzing modern Türkiye’s foreign policy is the perfect case study of how, over time, a nation-state can completely restructure its approach to...

Energy Politics in the MENA Region From Hydrocarbons to Renewables

Energy Politics in the MENA Region: From Hydrocarbons to Renewables?

Book Reviews

Energy Politics in the MENA Region: From Hydrocarbons to Renewables? could be a good resource for scholars, students, and even politicians...

The Impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on Türkiye's Foreign Trade

The Impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on Türkiye's Foreign Trade

Articles

This article analyzes the impact of Russia’s February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war on Türkiye’s foreign trade. Türkiye’s shared...

Framing Türkiye s Cosmopolitan Relations with the Western Balkans

Framing Türkiye’s Cosmopolitan Relations with the Western Balkans

Articles

This paper aims to divert from the conventional understanding of diplomacy and foreign policy, which is conditioned by postmodern realities. These...

Is a New Opening Possible in Türkiye-EU Relations

Is a New Opening Possible in Türkiye-EU Relations?

Commentaries

Türkiye’s positive relations with the European Union (EU) in the early 2000s and its enthusiasm for the membership process started to weaken after...

The Road Before Me Weeps On the Refugee Road through

The Road Before Me Weeps: On the Refugee Road through Europe

Book Reviews

Perhaps the most important shortcoming of the book is its lack of a theoretical framework. Thorpe conducted his fieldwork with great effort,...

Turkey s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

Turkey’s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

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How compatible is Turkey’s grand strategy with the grand strategies of global great powers? This article briefly summarizes principles of Turkish...

A Panoramic View of the UK Relations with the EU

A Panoramic View of the UK Relations with the EU and Turkey Post-Brexit

Commentaries

In the last century, the importance of foreign trade, particularly net exports of goods and services, in achieving balanced and high-quality...

EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: French Unilateralism

Commentaries

The commentary looks at the stance of France on the Second Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan and subsequently the Russian-brokered...

Anti-Muslim Hatred in Italy A Glocal Issue

Anti-Muslim Hatred in Italy: A Glocal Issue

Commentaries

The rise of far-right parties in Europe and harsh propaganda against immigrants and Muslims are primary sources for the development of anti-Islam...

TurkStream as Russia s Last Step in Diversification A Win-Win

TurkStream as Russia’s Last Step in Diversification: A Win-Win Approach

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This article discusses why Russia replaced the South Stream project with the TurkStream by changing its route and name, and why Turkey is involved...

Deciphering France s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

Deciphering France’s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

Articles

France’s Mediterranean policy can be analyzed from a historical perspective and through the actual conjuncture related to its geopolitical and...

Editor's Note Winter 2021

Editor's Note | Winter 2021

Editor's Notes

While the importance of the region certainly is going to increase in the following years as more regional and global actors will be included in the...

The End of Europe Dictators Demagogues and the Coming Dark

The End of Europe:Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

Book Reviews

The End of Europe provides the reader with a comprehensive summary of several crises Europe faces today from democratic backsliding to widespread...

The EU-Turkey Statement on Refugees Assessing its Impact on Fundamental

The EU-Turkey Statement on Refugees:Assessing its Impact on Fundamental Rights

Book Reviews

Hülya Kaya’s valuable research covers both the theoretical and practical dimensions of EU-Turkey relations in the post-2011 Arab Uprisings era,...

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