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Insight Turkey > Issues | Transformation of Turkey’s Defense Industry - Summer 2020 / Volume 22, Number 3

Transformation of Turkey’s Defense Industry



Editor's Notes


Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2020
Through a wide range of articles and commentaries, this issue aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on the transformation of Turkey’s Defense Industry and changing patterns of its military strategy.


Commentaries


Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry: The Story and Rationale of the Great Rise
Tracing the evolution of the Turkish defense industry through five major periods of development,...

The Evolved Security Dynamics of South Asia: Challenges to Pakistan’s Nuclear Threshold
The longstanding unresolved issue of Kashmir serves as a nuclear flashpoint between India and...

Turkey’s Management of COVID-19: Measures and Strategies of Health Policies
Pandemics and related problems have been an important public health issue throughout history and...

Hagia Sophia: Symbol of Peace and Diversity
On July 10, 2020, the Council of State revoked a 1934 Cabinet decree that had turned Hagia Sophia...

Turkey’s Military and Defense Policies
In the post-9/11 era and now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meaning of security and...


Articles


Turkey’s Military Spending Trends: A Reflection of Changes in Defense Policy
The existing body of research on defense spending contains two main theses that appear in the...

Impact of Turmoil and Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean on Jordanian Energy Security and Foreign Policy
The Mediterranean region has witnessed a lot of turbulence in the last decade. On the one hand,...

The Future of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Light of Trump’s Deal of the Century
U.S. President Donald Trump declared his long-awaited and debated Middle East ‘peace plan,’ the...

The Future of Turkey’s Airpower: The Fifth Generation Challenge
Rapid advances in technology enable incremental developments in the aerospace and defense sector,...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How to Make Sense of Turkey’s S-400 Choice?*
With the wrap-up of the S-400 deal with Russia in December 2017, critics argue that Turkey is...

Turkey’s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary Military Policy
As the incumbent Turkish administration strives to pursue more aspiring goals in foreign affairs,...

Deciphering Turkey’s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy: Objectives, Pillars, and Implications*
This article argues that the change in Turkey’s defense and military strategy stems both from...


Review Article


Africa’s Development Trajectory: Lessons from China
Africa has been experiencing an appreciable measure of economic growth since 1995. This palpable improvement in the African condition has meant that the Afro-pessimism of the previous decade had to be jettisoned for the more positive narrative captioned as Africa rising. Made in Africa by Carol Newman, et al. is the outcome of a research program on Learning to Compete (L2C) sponsored by the African Development Bank, the Brookings Institution, and the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) with the objective of identifying why there is so little industry in Africa despite the impressive record of economic growth being posted by the continent.


Book Reviews


Sinai: Egypt’s Linchpin, Gaza’s Lifeline, Israel’s Nightmare
The Sinai Peninsula has for years witnessed intense political and military clashes, and...

Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media and Warfare in Syria
A researcher who wrote her thesis about television series (musalsalat in Arabic) aired in Syria,...

The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey
Healthcare reform has been a significant issue across the world for some time. In my humble...

Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen
Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen focuses on the humanitarian crises and...

The Global Transformation: History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations
In The Global Transformation: History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations, Barry...

Modernist Reformers in Islam, Hinduism and Confucianism, 1865-1935: Peripheral Geoculture in the Modern World-System
The history of religious reform movements across the world represent the specific socio-political...

Denktash in the South: Normalization of Division in the Greek Cypriot Side
Discourses, even though they seem so different and opposing, can be quite similar and serve for...

America’s Covert War in East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, Assassination
America’s Covert War in East Africa discloses the hidden face of security policy violations in...

The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising
The civil war in Syria, now ongoing for 10 years, does not appear to be ending soon given the...


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