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Insight Turkey > Issues | Turkish-Israeli Relations after Davos - Spring 2009 / Volume 11, Number 2

Turkish-Israeli Relations after Davos



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Spring 2009
The Turkish domestic and foreign policy agenda has been occupied by monumental developments over the last three months. Discussions have ranged from a new period in Turkish-US relations in light of US President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Ankara, to the efforts for a rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia, to the future of Turkish-Israeli relations, and to the strength of the AK Party following the March local elections.


Commentaries


Towards a Turkish-Armenian Rapprochement?
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Turkey’s Local Elections of 2009: Winners and Losers
This article presents a descriptive account of the March 2009 local elections in Turkey and...


Articles


The Emergence and Rise of Conservative Elite in Turkey
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Muslim Democrats in Turkey and Egypt: Participatory Politics as a Catalyst
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Sarkozy’s Policy in the Middle-East: A Break with the Past?
Nicolas Sarkozy’s election as France’s president in May 2007 has marked a rhetorical change in...

Between Crises and Cooperation: The Future of Turkish-Israeli Relations
Bilateral relations between Turkey and Israel nosedived after the recent Israeli operation in...

Altercating Interests and Orientations between Israel and Turkey: A View from Israel
This essay analyzes the relationship between Turkey and Israel against the background of the AKP...

Turkish-Israeli Relations after Davos: A View from Turkey
Despite the negative atmosphere it created for both sides, the Davos case should be seen as an...


Book Reviews


Unintended Consequences: The United States at War
This book is almost surely designed for the use of undergraduates. It is short (193 pages of...

Cosmopolitan Europe
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Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?
Roger Trigg has written an insightful, balanced and clear-headed book on the complex topic of the...

The Identity of Nations
In The Identity of Nations, Montserrat Guibernau engages in the current debates about the extent...

Turkey’s Modernization: Refugees from Nazism and Atatürk’s Vision
“Turkey’s Modernization” is about the German-speaking Jewish academics and artists who looked for...

Ibrahim the Mad and Other Plays: An Anthology of Modern Turkish Drama
During his long career as poet, scholar, and translator, Talat Sait Halman has done more than any...

Autobiographies of Orhan Pamuk: The Writer in His Novels
Autobiographies of Orhan Pamuk is one of the best introductions yet to the works of Turkey’s most...


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