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Insight Turkey > Issues | Turkey’s Grand Strategy - Fall 2021 / Volume 23 Number 4

Turkey’s Grand Strategy



Review Article


Understanding Eurasia in Multiple Perspectives
The three works reviewed in this article address Eurasia in different periods and different areas of concentration. Each one provides valuable information in understanding the historical and political developments that have affected the Eurasian landmass. Understanding this huge geography, its people, its past and present situation requires a holistic approach with detailed knowledge and awareness of regional peculiarities.


Book Reviews


Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy after World War II
In this book, Madsen assesses the economic policies of the military governments established in...

Refugia: Radical Solutions to Mass Displacement
Refugia is a utopian fiction, as its authors emphasize. By blurring the distinction between...

How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about Our Future
How Democracies Die is an explicit account of carefully arranged historical facts about the...

Whatever Happened to the Third World? A History of the Economics of Development
The book is very well organized and divided into seven chapters. In his detailed and...

Al-Quds: History, Religion, and Politics
Al-Quds: History, Religion, and Politics makes a great contribution to understanding the latest...

China’s Foreign Policy Since 1978: Return to Power
China’s Foreign Policy Since 1978: Return to Power demonstrates how China has projected power and...

Modern Geopolitics of Eastern Mediterranean Hydrocarbons in an Age of Energy Transformation
Modern Geopolitics of Eastern Mediterranean Hydrocarbons in an Age of Energy Transformation...

Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective
The edited book presents multiple perspectives and a coherent research agenda characterized by an...

The Imperial Discipline: Race and the Founding of International Relations
The book provides a much-needed disruption in the discipline of IR, whose hegemonic nature too...


Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Fall 2021
With one more year coming to an end, we are pleased to present to our readers yet another insightful issue of Insight Turkey that has attempted to bring a comprehensive analysis of Turkey’s grand strategy and highlight its current regional and international role and status. Hopefully, this issue will provide the foothold for all those interested in defining Turkey’s grand strategy. We are looking forward to providing you with more next year!


Commentaries


The Evolutionary Feature of Turkey’s Soft Power in the Middle East, 2011-2020
Today, soft power plays an important role in advancing states’ foreign policy goals. As one of...

The Turkey-Africa Bromance: Key Drivers, Agency, and Prospects
Turkish-African relations have consistently exhibited strong growth since Ankara declared 2005 as...

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations: Domestic Divisions and Regional Rivalry
The commentary argues the Saudi-Qatari tensions lie in conflicting perspectives about the role of...

How Algeria-Turkey Ambitious Strategic Rapprochement Will Affect France’s Sahel Policy?
President Macron did decide to withdraw French troops from the Sahel last summer, leaving only...

Unveiling the Unseen: The Role of the Gulf over the Sudanese Transition Period
Sudan, an African-Arab country, has in recent years been witnessing the political transformation...


Articles


Exploring the Traits of a Grand Strategy for Turkey: Resilience, Protean Power, and Connectography
The international system is experiencing profound changes and has taken on an uncertain character...

Will the Rise of China Transform the International System?
In this article, the rise of China is discussed in the light of economic and military data, and...

Russia’s Policy During the 44-Day Karabakh War
The 44-day Karabakh War seriously affected the international balances in the Caucasus in terms of...

The Turkey-UK Free Trade Agreement in Terms of Economic Diplomacy
This article scrutinizes relations between economic diplomacy and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) by...

The Washington Agreement: A Supplementary Document to the EU Efforts in Kosovo?
This paper analyzes the Washington Agreement (WA) in the context of European Union (EU) efforts...

Turkey’s Strategic Conduct under the Changing International System
This article analyzes how Turkey should adjust its grand strategy under the changing...

Turkey’s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers
How compatible is Turkey’s grand strategy with the grand strategies of global great powers? This...


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