Insight Turkey
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Editor's Note Summer 2019

Editor's Note | Summer 2019

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey highlights some of the various regional developments around Turkey and discusses various movements of new actors and...

Economic Power and International Security

Economic Power and International Security

Articles

International security theories generally identify economic power as the key determinant of military power, and thereby of security, but there is...

The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey s

The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey’s Resistance

Commentaries

With the retreat of liberalism in the Western world and the US withdrawing on many global issues, the international system is undergoing serious...

Editor's Note Spring 2019

Editor's Note | Spring 2019

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey aims at analyzing the above mentioned issues and provide to its readers a general framework of the most important and...

The Western Balkans in the Transatlantic Security Context Where Do

The Western Balkans in the Transatlantic Security Context: Where Do We Go from Here?

Articles

The Western Balkans has traditionally held vital geostrategic importance for European and transatlantic security. Ever since the 1990s, the EU and...

Turkey and Germany in the Balkans Competing with Each Other

Turkey and Germany in the Balkans: Competing with Each Other?

Articles

This paper aims to see whether there is a commercial and financial rivalry between Turkey and Germany in the Balkans by examining the export...

China s Investment in the Balkans under the Belt and

China’s Investment in the Balkans under the Belt and Road Initiative: A Chinese Perspective

Commentaries

China’s investment in the Balkan region has been maintaining good momentum in recent years, with preferential investments being in the...

Russia in the Balkans Great Power Politics and Local Response

Russia in the Balkans: Great Power Politics and Local Response

Articles

The present paper looks into the current policies of Russia in the Balkans. It argues that after a short period of withdrawal from the region,...

Iran s Military Capability The Structure and Strength of Forces

Iran’s Military Capability: The Structure and Strength of Forces

Early View

Economic upheaval in the post-revolutionary period, its ideological concerns, the lessons of the war with Iraq and the drive to assert regional...

Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey Causes and Effects

Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects

Book Reviews

In Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects, Hakan Köni focuses on Turkish Political Islam’s (TPI) transformation in terms...

The Limits of Neoliberalism Authority Sovereignty and the Logic of

The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition

Book Reviews

During the late 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s, neo-liberalism first emerged as a reaction to the worldwide recession, and is associated with...

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

Review Article

At no other time in the history of the world has the crisis in the global economy become a serious concern as it is currently the case. The promise...

Yemen and the Gulf States The Making of a Crisis

Yemen and the Gulf States: The Making of a Crisis

Book Reviews

Yemen and the Gulf States: The Making of a Crisis, an edited volume by Helen Lackner and Daniel Martin Varisco, provides six chapters presented in...

No Questions Asked Development and the Paradox of China s

No Questions Asked? Development and the Paradox of China’s Africa Policy

Articles

This paper argues that China’s strategy of engaging African countries through its stated “no questions asked” foreign policy could ultimately be...

China Oil and Africa A New Perspective

China, Oil, and Africa: A New Perspective

Commentaries

This commentary provides insights into the evolving trajectories of China-Africa relations by drawing on a case study of the place of a strategic...

Ottoman Cash Waqfs An Alternative Financial System

Ottoman Cash Waqfs: An Alternative Financial System

Articles

The institutions of “waqfs,” that is foundations, stand before us as an intermediate option between collectivist and individualistic societies....

Editor's Note Fall 2018

Editor's Note | Fall 2018

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey comes with a different format and brings to its readers two different topics that require special attention when we...

Re-examining the Base The Political and Security Dimensions of Turkey

Re-examining the “Base”: The Political and Security Dimensions of Turkey’s Military Presence in Somalia

Articles

In late 2017, Turkey opened a facility to train the Somali National Army. Routinely described as a military base since, the move has caused...

Economic Power and International Security

Economic Power and International Security

Early View

International security theories generally identify economic power as the key determinant of military power, and thereby of security, but there is...

Kazakhstan s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Kazakhstan’s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Articles

Using the case of Sino-Russian competition over Central Asian energy and transportation networks, this study asks why Russia has refrained from...

The Silk Road between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Silk Road between a Rock and a Hard Place: Russian and Chinese Competition for Central Asia’s Energy

Commentaries

China’s displacement of Russian economic influence in Central Asia is generating great interest in Western academic and policy circles, but this...

The Nature of the Libyan Crisis and Forthcoming Election

The Nature of the Libyan Crisis and Forthcoming Election

Commentaries

Libya, which ended the 42-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has been dragged into another crisis. This study addresses the situation, by taking...

Toward a Privileged Partnership The EU Turkey and the Upgrade

Toward a “Privileged Partnership”: The EU, Turkey and the Upgrade of the Customs Union

Articles

Over the past few years, Turkey’s EU membership prospects have further deteriorated amid intensive political crisis between Brussels and Ankara....

Turkey-EU Customs Union Its Modernization and Potential for Turkey-EU Relations

Turkey-EU Customs Union: Its Modernization and Potential for Turkey-EU Relations

Commentaries

The customs union is still one of the most concrete outcomes of Turkey’s gradual integration to the EU. However, due to changes in world trade, EU...

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