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Insight Turkey > Issues | Decoding Turkey's Foreign Policy - Winter 2014 / Volume 16, Number 1

Decoding Turkey's Foreign Policy



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Winter 2014
The end of the Cold War ushered in a new era, leading to the transformation of the international system and shifting the power balances among regional and global actors. Not only have the conventional practices of international relations and foreign policy making undergone a radical change but also emerging actors began to exert their influence in regional and global economic and political reconfigurations not previously seen.


Commentaries


Can the U.S. Government Accept an Independent Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East?
The end of the Cold War marked the end of adversary patterns of alignment in the Middle East, and...

The Turkish-Kurdish Peace Process Stalled in Neutral
The Turkish-Kurdish peace process began in early 2013 and stalled soon after. During that period,...

A Fire in the Minds of Arabs: The Arab Spring in Revolutionary History
Fire is both the symbol of revolution and its most potent weapon. Much like the American...

International Relations and Migration Management: The Case of Turkey
States often fall out or collaborate over issues to do with international migration whilst...

From Democracy to Military Dictatorship: Egypt 2013 = Chile 1973
During the months leading up to July 3, 2013, the state of Egypt mirrored that of Chile 40 years...

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Rewriting the Middle East Map
Surveying today’s Middle Eastern and North African landscape offers few straws of hope. Iran’s...


Articles


Theorizing the Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy
The transformation of Turkish foreign policy has become a closely followed subject, fueling...

Geopolitical Codes in Davutoğlu’s Views toward the Middle East
Critical geopolitics, which is a relatively new field of study for scholars of international...

A Golden Age of Relations: Turkey and the Western Balkans During the AK Party Period
This article provides a general overview of Turkey’s relations with the Western Balkans during...

Turkey’s Humanitarian Diplomacy and Development Cooperation
During the last decade international development assistance became an indispensable aspect of...

The Gezi Protests: An Outburst at Turkey’s Shatter-Zone
The purpose of this paper is to examine the social and political causes of the Gezi protests, and...

Turkey’s Ergenekon Imbroglio and Academia’s Apathy
The Gladio Scandal in Europe and, more recently, Turkey’s Ergenekon trials highlight the...

Roaring in Libya, Whispering in Others: UN Security Council’s Posture During the ‘Arab Spring’
This paper examines the position of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during the Arab...


Book Reviews


The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy
While dynasties rose and fell in the geographical area now called “China,” in this book Yuri...

Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles
In the last decade, the world has witnessed an unprecedented development of many countries. The...

Secularism and Religion-Making
Recent scholarship in the sociology of religion has produced fresh perspectives on the...

Finding Mecca in America: How Islam is Becoming an American Religion
Near the end of this interesting book, the author characterizes his final chapter as “a series of...

Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies
Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies brings together the two recently much discussed...

Nationalism and National Identities
There is a strong tendency among public commentators and many scholars to view nationalism as a...

Towards a Jewish-Muslim-Christian Theology
David Burrell’s Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology explores key theological topics of the...

The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East. The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria
Ethnic and religious minorities – and concomitant majorities – do not just exist sui generis....

Thanks for the Buggy Ride: Memoirs of an Ottoman Jew
This little memoir, first published in Italian in 1987, is an account of a life well lived. A...

Beyond Turkey's Borders: Long-distance Kemalism, State Politics and the Turkish Diaspora
Beyond Turkey's Borders is based on Banu Şenay’s PhD dissertation, which is an ethnographic study...


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