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Insight Turkey > Issues | Turkey's Energy Security - Spring 2015 / Volume 17, Number 2

Turkey's Energy Security



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Spring 2015
Energy security, at the heart of energy policy, has become central to the dynamics of international relations. Political turmoil has overwhelmed many oil and gas producing countries, forcing them to adapt their national energy policies according to this continuous change. Specifically, because of the wars and instability in the Middle East and the Ukrainian crisis, global energy security is no longer guaranteed.


Commentaries


Nation-Building in Iraq: Iran 1, the United States 0
In different ways, both the United States and Iran have engaged in nation-building in Iraq. The...

Iran versus ISIL
Iran’s response to the rise of ISIL has been driven by realpolitik rather than religious...

Turkey’s Energy Security Strategy in the Emergent Global Energy Outlook
Since the beginning of the 2000s the global energy landscape has undergone constant change....

From Energy Security to Energy Governance: Turkey’s Role in a Globalizing Energy Landscape
The logic of energy security is changing, with supply security being de-emphasized, governance...

The Turkish Stream Project in the EU-Russia-Turkey Triangle
The cancellation of the South Stream Project and the announcement of a new pipeline project in...


Articles


Turkey’s Energy Strategy: Synchronizing Geopolitics and Foreign Policy with Energy Security
This article analyzes Turkey’s official energy strategy to indicate how it responds to actual...

Turkey’s Energy Diversification Strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Since 2003, by instituting a multidimensional foreign policy, Turkey has aimed to reach new...

Exportation of EastMed Gas Resources: Is it Possible without Turkey?
The exportation of groundbreaking Eastern Mediterranean (EastMed) gas resources will only be...

International Dynamics of Oil Prices in Four Dimensions: An Analytical Investigation
This article presents an analysis method for oil price movements that tries to combine different...

Faraway so Close!: The Effect of Asian Values on Australia’s Interactions with East Asia
Asian values discourse has focused on the Confucian cultural peculiarities of East Asia as the...

Innumeracy in Turkey: Misperceptions of an Emerging Immigrant Population
With Turkey’s recent transition from a nation of net emigration to one of net immigration, it...


Review Article


İstanbul of the Mind
While traveling through, İstanbul can often prove overwhelming for tourists and locals alike, people often find different strategies to make sense of their experiences. Several foreigners have drawn on a lexicon of tropes and/or images that represent the city as strange and mysterious – the epitome of eastern promise. By doing so they invoke the kind of orientalist metaphors that date as far back as the mid-eighteenth century, when western aristocrats embarking on the Grand Tour became fascinated with the Ottoman Empire. This stance suggests a basic resistance to empathizing with other cultures: although İstanbul might prove fascinating, its charms are best kept at a distance.


Book Reviews


Tocqueville in Arabia: Dilemmas in a Democratic Age
Western political philosophy still shies away from including the Muslim world in its scope. Some...

Rethinking Security in the Age of Migration: Trust and Emancipation in Europe
In recent years, limited legal channels for migrants seeking protection in Europe, predominantly...

Turkey, the Jews, and the Holocaust
Before wading in, as an outsider, to the controversial issue of Turkey and the Holocaust, a...

International Orders in the Early Modern World: Before the Rise of the West
This book is an in-depth study that investigates the international relations between the western...

The United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Society: Drones, Rendition and Invasion
The main aim of this book is to evaluate from a normative perspective the foreign policy of the...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics (2 volumes)
To write about the political dimensions of Islam is, indeed, to examine the universal phenomenon...

Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement, and Citizen Journalism
The wave of mass protests that swept through the Arab World in early 2011 highlighted the...

Informal Power in the Greater Middle East: Hidden Geographies
The wave of mass protests that swept through the Arab World in early 2011 highlighted the...

Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics: A Comparative Study of Israel and Turkey
In his book Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics, Yusuf Sarfati provides one of the few...

Religion as a Conversation Starter Interreligious Dialogue for Peacebuilding in the Balkans
Religions and religious actors have been the subject of several scholarly works published in the...


Call for Paper | Politics of the Balkans and Future Perspectives