Insight Turkey
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Iran s Military Capability The Structure and Strength of Forces

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

Early View

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

Persuading through Culture Values and Ideas The Case of Turkey

Persuading through Culture, Values, and Ideas: The Case of Turkey’s Cultural Diplomacy

Early View

Cultural diplomacy always links to and often overlaps with soft power and public diplomacy. Thus, the three notions have entered the lexicon of...

No Questions Asked Development and the Paradox of China s

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


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...

Trade of China and India with Africa after the 2008

Trade of China and India with Africa after the 2008 Financial Crisis


The paper analyses the trade competition between China and India in Africa over the period from 2008 to 2017. After the 2008 financial crisis,...

Kazakhstan s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Kazakhstan’s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations


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

The Silk Road between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Silk Road between a Rock and a Hard Place: Russian and Chinese Competition for Central Asia’s Energy


China’s displacement of Russian economic influence in Central Asia is generating great interest in Western academic and policy circles, but this...

Quo Vadis Turkey-GCC States Relations A Turkish Perspective

Quo Vadis Turkey-GCC States Relations? A Turkish Perspective


With the growing need for more cooperative relations in the face of Iran’s assertive foreign policy following Saddam’s fall, Turkey’s importance as...

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