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Insight Turkey > Issues | Turkey's New Geopolitics of Energy - Summer 2010 / Volume 12, Number 3

Turkey's New Geopolitics of Energy



Editor's Notes


Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2010
Whatever glossy expressions we use in describing an energy strategy, at the end of the day it all boils down to the ability to provide our citizens and companies with a secure and clean supply of energy at affordable prices in order to preserve our standards of living. At the same time, the negative effects of energy use, particularly with fossil fuels, on the environment have to be effectively mitigated.


Commentaries


The EU and Turkey in Energy Diplomacy
Since 2000, Turkey’s Europeanisation process has affected the country’s foreign policy both as a...

Turkey’s Energy Policies: Suggestions for a Change
This paper begins by underlining Turkey’s excessive external dependence on energy. Issues...

Turkey as a Regional Energy Hub
Turkey has so many factors operating in favor of it becoming one of the world’s great energy hubs...

Turkey’s Energy Policy, Regional Role and Future Energy Vision
This article brings internal and external aspects of Turkey’s energy policy into sharp...

Unblocking Turkey’s EU Accession
Debates over Turkey’s application for EU membership are rife with pessimism nowadays. Much of the...

Turkey’s Iran Policy: Between Diplomacy and Sanctions
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed the fourth round of sanctions on the Islamic...

Turkey, Israel and the US in the Wake of the Gaza Flotilla Crisis
The questions about the direction of Turkish foreign policy have been voiced once more following...

Attack on the Gaza Flotilla: An Eyewitness Account
Palestinians in Gaza have suffered under an illegal siege—first imposed by Israel in 2005 and...


Articles


Regional Energy Equations and Turkish Foreign Policy: The Middle East and the CIS
Turkey has become an important east-west and north-south gas and oil transit route and an energy...

Turkish Energy Market Law and Governance: How to Mobilize Investments
Turkey is still highly dependent on foreign energy resources and the supply of electricity is...

New Energy Paradigm and Renewable Energy: Turkey’s Vision
In recent decades, the conventional energy paradigm has rapidly lost ground in comparison to the...

On Formulating a New Energy Strategy for Turkey
With its young population, dynamic private sector, and pivotal geographic location, Turkey is...

Turkey and the Changing Dynamics of World Energy: Towards Cleaner and Smarter Energy
Tectonic changes are not occurring only in the world financial system, trading and investment,...

Potential Roles for Turkey as a Rising Regional Actor in Eurasia
Today, energy security is an important domestic and foreign policy matter and states are looking...

Turkey–Russia Energy Relations: Same Old Story, New Actors
This article aims to outline the history of Turkey’s relations with Russia in the energy sector....

New Energy Geopolitics: Why Does Turkey Matter?
Turkey’s energy policy is shaped by issues of energy security, and is based on two aims: avoiding...

Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan in European Gas Supply Security
Energy security has become an important international issue amid concerns about supply and...


Book Reviews


Türkiye’de Siyasal Katılım, Tek Partiden AK Parti’ye Siyasal İslam ve Demokrasi Tartışmaları
There are many institutions playing a role in weaving the ideals of democracy into Turkey’s...

Die Tükei, die Juden und der Holocaust
Within a larger trend of critically rewriting the history of the early Turkish Republic, the...

International Migration and Citizenship Today
This book is a coherent and informative study of international migration with a specific focus on...

A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith: With “On My Religion”
American political philosopher John Rawls (1921-2002) became world-famous when his A Theory of...

Secular Cycles
Peter Turchin and Sergey Nefedov’s book focusing on recent theoretical analysis of economic and...

Veil: Mirror of Identity
Christian Joppke’s study is an ambitious project that tries to examine the different ways in...

Redeploying the State: Corporatism, Neoliberalism, and Coalition Politics
Redeploying the State is a book about statehood, which can also be called state strength,...

Energy Security and Global Politics: The Militarization of Resource Management
An increase in world’s energy needs coupled with a decrease in available resources has created a...

Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives
The quest to incorporate non-material factors into international relations has continued apace...

The Religions of the Book: Christian Perceptions, 1400-1660
Religions of the Book adds to a growing body of scholarship on Christian perceptions of Muslims...

Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia
This book examines the role of clans in Central Asia from the 19th century up to 2004. Most...

American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism
Spiritual conflict with Islam has a long lineage in Christian thought. Bernard Lewis, the dean of...


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