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Insight Turkey > Issues | Political Economy of Turkish Foreign Policy - Winter 2011 / Volume 13, Number 1

Political Economy of Turkish Foreign Policy



Editor's Notes


Guest Editor's Note | Winter 2011
Turkey’s rejuvenated foreign policy activism firmly constructed on novel conceptual parameters, such as “strategic depth,” “zero problems with neighbours,” “maximum cooperation” and “balance between security and freedom”, attracted ever-increasing academic and popular attention over the course of the last decade.


Commentaries


The Congressional Elections 2010 and Turkish Interests in the Congress
Republicans, in a classic midterm “wave election,” supplanted the Democratic majority in the...

U.S.-Turkey Relations: Model Partnership as an ‘Empty Signifier’
This commentary attempts to make a conceptual evaluation of the phrase “model partnership” as a...

The Rise of Turkish Gaullism: Getting Turkish-American Relations Right
Turkey is becoming more independent and self-confident. Yet, the current analysis on Turkey in...

The ‘New Turkey’ and American-Turkish Relations
The United States has to deal with a very different Turkey today than the Turkey during the Cold...

Turkey’s Response to the Global Economic Crisis
Turkey was not affected by the financial crisis as much as the advanced economies and managed to...


Articles


Global Transformations and the MENA: A Comparative Political Economy Analysis
The regional geographical entity known as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been at the...

Turkey-GCC Relations: Is There a Future?
The historical solution to the security problem in the Persian/Arabian Gulf, that is, the active...

Whither an Axis Shift: A Perspective from Turkey’s Foreign Trade
Our analysis will discuss Turkey’s changing direction, if any, in terms of its trade orientation....

Businessmen as Diplomats: The Role of Business Associations in Turkey’s Foreign Economic Policy
Research on state-business relations has traditionally focused on business associations’ lobbying...

Turkey’s Neighborhood Policy: An Emerging Complex Interdependence?
In this paper, I argue that a fuller understanding of the recent activism in Turkish foreign...

Economy as the ‘Practical Hand’ of ‘New Turkish Foreign Policy’: A Political Economy Explanation
Turkish foreign policy activism during the last decade has attracted widespread international...

Multiple Faces of the “New” Turkish Foreign Policy: Underlying Dynamics and a Critique
The “axis-shift” discussions on Turkish foreign policy activism over the last couple of years...


Book Reviews


Turks in Europe, Culture, Identity, Integration
Turks in Europe, Culture, Identity, Integration, is a book of collected works comprising 23...

Archaeology of Religions, Cultures and Their Beliefs in Worldwide Context
The archaeology of religion has generated increased interest among social scientists involved in...

Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity
Speaking of Jews chronicles how Jews explained themselves to non-Jews in the United States from...

Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in 20th Century Egypt
To study historiography as a prism that elucidates a society’s wider developments has experienced...

Spies in Arabia, The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle East
Spies in Arabia is a much awaited book on the British in the Middle East during and in the...

Lebanon, Liberation, Conflict and Crisis
This reviewer wonders why Palgrave Macmillan decided to publish this book. Was the point to...

The Unmaking of the Middle East, A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands
The term “global war on terror” is no longer fashionable. Lip service is now paid to the idea...

Turkey’s New European Era: Foreign Policy on the Road to EU Membership
The European Commission, once asserted that “even before Bulgaria and Romania joined the Union,...

The Broken Olive Branch: Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and the Quest for Peace in Cyprus
The Broken Olive Branch is a two vol- ume book wherein the author analyses the Cyprus question...

Economic Liberalization and Turkey
“Economic Liberalization and Turkey” provides comprehensive information relat- ed to...

From Hellenism to Islam, Cultural and Linguistic Change in the Roman Near East
This is an important addition to the mounting literature on the cultural and especially the...

The Shiites of Lebanon under Ottoman Rule, 1516-1788
Stefan Winter’s recent study is a truly revisionist reading of the history of Leba- nese...

Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Europe
Drawing on contemporary archival and manuscript sources, Marc Baer unfolds the most fascinating...


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