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Insight Turkey > Issues | The Balkans at a Crossroads: Domestic Issues, Regional Affairs, Global Powers, Changing Dynamics - Spring 2019 / Volume 21, Number 2

The Balkans at a Crossroads: Domestic Issues, Regional Affairs, Global Powers, Changing Dynamics



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Spring 2019
This issue of Insight Turkey aims at analyzing the above mentioned issues and provide to its readers a general framework of the most important and current events in the Balkans.


Commentaries


China’s Investment in the Balkans under the Belt and Road Initiative: A Chinese Perspective
China’s investment in the Balkan region has been maintaining good momentum in recent years, with...

The European Crisis and Turkey’s Unpredictable Role in the Balkans
This paper discusses Turkey’s role in the Balkans as part of the broader narrative of European...

Republic of Macedonia or North Macedonia?
Before Macedonia even became an independent state, Greece objected to its existence under such a...

Turkey’s Balkan Policy and Its Skeptics
During the last decades, in parallel to its economic growth and foreign policy activism, Turkey...

The Macedonia Name Dispute: A Few Drivers and Spoilers of Success
In June 2018, after 27 years of negotiations, the governments of Macedonia and Greece signed an...

The Role of Croatia in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Antemurale Christianitatis as a Policy of Choice
The commentary deals with the history of Croatian interference in BiH in the context of the place...

The Proposed Territorial Exchange between Serbia and Kosovo
Serbia and Kosovo have initiated a process of territorial exchange that could have serious...


Articles


Turkey and Saudi Arabia as Theo-political Actors in the Balkans: The Case of Bulgaria
Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been increasingly utilizing religious services as an instrument in...

Prospects for Trilateral Relations between Turkey, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
This paper aims to evaluate the trilateral relations between Turkey, Serbia, and Bosnia and...

The Western Balkans in the Transatlantic Security Context: Where Do We Go from Here?
The Western Balkans has traditionally held vital geostrategic importance for European and...

Turkey and Germany in the Balkans: Competing with Each Other?
This paper aims to see whether there is a commercial and financial rivalry between Turkey and...

Russia in the Balkans: Great Power Politics and Local Response
The present paper looks into the current policies of Russia in the Balkans. It argues that after...

(Ir)relevance of Croatian Experience for Further EU Enlargement
Croatia’s experience of the EU accession and that of its six-year membership is only partially...

Albanian Slide: The Roots to NATO’s Pending Lost Balkan Enterprise
Since the end of the 1990s, Albanians in North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia...


Review Article


The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization
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 of globalization at its inception, which was widely expected by both developed and developing countries as the resultant outcome of a process that would promote beneficial interdependence among countries of the world, seems to be ebbing and fizzling away in contemporary times.


Book Reviews


Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons
The category of political prisoners has rarely been discussed as a theoretical and philosophical...

The Emergence of Kantian Culture in Turkish Foreign Policy (1980-2012): A Holistic Constructivist Approach
There is hardly a more thought-provoking subject in the contemporary political history of Turkey...

Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects
In Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects, Hakan Köni focuses on Turkish...

What Is the Sharia?
Relevant to contemporary times when Sharia, generally referred to as Islamic law, has been...

Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography
The Muqaddima (Prolegomena) is the main work that made Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) eminent not only...

The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition
During the late 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s, neo-liberalism first emerged as a reaction...

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity
Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity is the last installment of a four-volume...

Amerikan Grand Stratejisi: Obama’nın Ortadoğu Mirası [American Grand Strategy: Obama’s Middle East Legacy]
Although many actors, from regional powers to global powers, engage in grand strategy practices,...

Cycles in US Foreign Policy Since the Cold War
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. has confronted a very broad spectrum of problems....

Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia
The turbulent changes witnessed in Saudi Arabia ever since the appointment of Mohhamad Bin Salman...


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