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Insight Turkey > Issues | New Geopolitics in the Eastern Mediterranean - Winter 2021 / Volume 23, Number 1

New Geopolitics in the Eastern Mediterranean



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Winter 2021
While the importance of the region certainly is going to increase in the following years as more regional and global actors will be included in the power struggle, it is necessary to analyze and understand the issue from geopolitical, economic and legal standpoints. With that said, we are confident that this issue of Insight Turkey entitled “New Geopolitics in the Eastern Mediterranean” will provide timely studies regarding the Turkish perspective on a complex and increasingly important issue in the global power struggle.


Commentaries


The Al-Ula GCC Summit: An End to Gulf Rivalry or Just Another Truce?
Three-and-a-half-years into the crisis that struck the heart of the Gulf Cooperation Council...

Trump’s Coup and Insurrection: Biden’s Challenge and Opportunity
President Donald Trump’s attempted coup and insurrection’s political effects are set to continue...

What Biden May Bring to the Eastern Mediterranean Region
This paper aims to forecast the route that Joe Biden, will take in his foreign policy toward the...

Root Causes of the Eastern Mediterranean Dispute: Approaches of the Main Actors
The Eastern Mediterranean region is said to host five percent of the world’s known natural gas...


Articles


The Legal and Political Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis: What Is at Stake?
The main challenge in relation to Mediterranean gas is the distribution of potential gas reserves...

TurkStream as Russia’s Last Step in Diversification: A Win-Win Approach
This article discusses why Russia replaced the South Stream project with the TurkStream by...

Russia-GCC Economic Relations: When Quality Matters more than Quantity
During the last five years, Russian relations with the GCC have developed on a largely positive...

Deciphering France’s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey
France’s Mediterranean policy can be analyzed from a historical perspective and through the...

The Energy Equation in the Eastern Mediterranean
The energy resource potential and discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean have attracted the...

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean: The Future of Regional Energy Development
This article provides a critical overview of the key commercial, technical, legal, and political...

Turkey’s Legal Approach to Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
For more than a decade, the states bordering the Eastern Mediterranean Sea have been in...


Review Article


Civil Society, NGOs and Religion in the European Refugee Crisis: A Review
When the three books under review are examined together, it is possible to identify some common themes. One of them is that the European states and the EU at large did not efficiently tackled the 2015 refugee crisis. The concept of ‘refugee crisis’ itself has been used to describe not the troublesome journey immigrants have to make, but the catastrophe triggered by the European countries’ failed management of the situation. Despite the fact that people have valid reasons for immigrating, and some of the countries have the power to accept asylum seekers, they failed to do so and, as a result, their anti-immigration policy mobilized some part of their civil societies. In this respect, civil societies are positioned against decision-makers and humanitarian motives such as solidarity become a political stance.


Book Reviews


Women as War Criminals: Gender, Agency, and Justice
This work initiates a debate of war criminals between men and women, through examples that were...

Strategy and Strategic Discourse in Turkish Foreign Policy
The book provides a wealth of necessary theoretical and historical background for understanding...

International Relations since 1945: East, West, North, South
In International Relations Since 1945: East, West, North, South, Lundestad traverses a vast...

Turkey, Kemalism and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation
The work mainly focuses on the early period of the 1920s and the 1930s, which is essential for...

Rich Russians: From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie
The book appeals to anyone interested to learn about the rapid evolution of this new social class...

The Wall: The Making and Unmaking of the Turkish-Syrian Border
Ramazan Aras, in The Wall, provides an ethnographic and anthropological account of the...

Sovereignty RIP
In Sovereignty RIP, Don Herzog exquisitely traces the journey of ‘sovereignty,’ taking the...

Arab Political Thought: Past and Present
Arab Political Thought: Past and Present is an attempt to distinguish between Arab and Islamic...

Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatürk
In Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatürk¸ Ryan Gingeras deals with the origins of modern...

Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey: Political, Judicial and Economic Perspectives
The major successes of the book are, first, that it analyzes the multidimensional nature of the...


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