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Guest Editor's Note Summer 2020

Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2020

Editor's Notes

Through a wide range of articles and commentaries, this issue aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on the transformation of...

America s Covert War in East Africa Surveillance Rendition Assassination

America’s Covert War in East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, Assassination

Book Reviews

America’s Covert War in East Africa discloses the hidden face of security policy violations in the dark prisons of the CIA, and how much “War on...

Turkey s Military Spending Trends A Reflection of Changes in

Turkey’s Military Spending Trends: A Reflection of Changes in Defense Policy

Articles

The existing body of research on defense spending contains two main theses that appear in the much-debated discourse of “guns versus butter.” The...

The Future of Turkey s Airpower The Fifth Generation Challenge

The Future of Turkey’s Airpower: The Fifth Generation Challenge

Articles

Rapid advances in technology enable incremental developments in the aerospace and defense sector, the most well-known example of which is the...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place How to Make

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How to Make Sense of Turkey’s S-400 Choice?*

Articles

With the wrap-up of the S-400 deal with Russia in December 2017, critics argue that Turkey is caught between a rock and a hard place due to the...

Turkey s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary

Turkey’s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary Military Policy

Articles

As the incumbent Turkish administration strives to pursue more aspiring goals in foreign affairs, Turkeys military policy is fast developing in...

Deciphering Turkey s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy Objectives Pillars

Deciphering Turkey’s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy: Objectives, Pillars, and Implications*

Articles

This article argues that the change in Turkey’s defense and military strategy stems both from Turkey’s changing security landscape following the...

Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry The Story and Rationale

Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry: The Story and Rationale of the Great Rise

Commentaries

Tracing the evolution of the Turkish defense industry through five major periods of development, this article draws attention to crucial turning...

The Logic Beyond Lausanne A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence

The Logic Beyond Lausanne: A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence between Turkey’s New Hard Power and its Strategic Reorientation

Commentaries

Turkey’s new expeditionary capability, resting on enhanced naval capacity and new forward bases, is the logical result of Turkey’s post-Cold War...

Turkey s Military and Defense Policies

Turkey’s Military and Defense Policies

Commentaries

In the post-9/11 era and now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meaning of security and the means of ensuring it have radically changed. As...

Editor's Note Spring 2020

Editor's Note | Spring 2020

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey aims to present the current situation of the Turkish-American relations and to provide to its readers with a general...

The Future of Global Great Power Competition after the Coronavirus

The Future of Global Great Power Competition after the Coronavirus

Articles

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the domestic and foreign policy agendas of all countries have been turned upside down. The pandemic has brought new...

Turkey s Position in the Libyan Crisis

Turkey’s Position in the Libyan Crisis

Commentaries

This paper discusses Turkey’s relations with Libya, especially after the latest ground-breaking and rapid developments that took place in Libya...

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery U S -Turkey Commercial Ties that

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery: U.S.-Turkey Commercial Ties that Bind

Commentaries

This paper examines the commercial opportunities that will endure in key sectors for the United States and Turkey in the midst of the coronavirus...

Start Small and Think Big to Rebuild the U S

Start Small and Think Big to Rebuild the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Commentaries

The U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship has been key to the success of NATO and the transatlantic community. However, due to various policy...

Qatar Small State Big Politics

Qatar: Small State, Big Politics

Book Reviews

Gaining independence from Britain in 1971 and enjoying enormous oil and natural gas resources, Qatar has exerted extraordinarily large influence...

Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace A Critical Interrogation of

Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace: A Critical Interrogation of the Conflict

Book Reviews

Michális S. Michael and Yücel Vural’s edited volume of Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace: A Critical Interrogation of the Conflict has its roots in...

U S Interests and the Israel-Palestine Conflict A Review

U.S. Interests and the Israel-Palestine Conflict: A Review

Review Article

There is a strong relationship between American journalists and scholars. One of the features that some American journalists and scholars have in...

Relations between Russia and Turkey Before During and After the

Relations between Russia and Turkey Before, During, and After the Failed Coup of 2016

Articles

Increasing cooperation between Russia and Turkey date back to the 1990s, and go beyond the preferences of a specific political party or leader. A...

Preventive Detention in Counter-insurgencies The Case of Kashmir

Preventive Detention in Counter-insurgencies: The Case of Kashmir

Commentaries

This paper offers an analysis of preventive detention in the context of the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It primarily explores the...

A Three-level Analysis of Turkey s Crisis with the U

A Three-level Analysis of Turkey’s Crisis with the U.S.-led Order

Commentaries

Starting in 2013, Turkish-American relations have been undergoing one of the deepest and most alarming crises since the 1940s. Ankara, a NATO...

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Book Reviews

In 2011, the world observed a massive political uprising in the Middle East and North African (MENA) states. An invisible but constant competition...

Turkey s Relations and Energy Cooperation with the BSEC

Turkey’s Relations and Energy Cooperation with the BSEC

Articles

Turkey is conducting an increasingly active energy diplomacy and in order to understand the role and strategies of Ankara in energy geopolitics, it...

Chasing the Dream The Salman Doctrine and Saudi Arabia s

Chasing the Dream: The Salman Doctrine and Saudi Arabia’s Bid for Regional Dominance

Commentaries

Saudi Arabia’s massive air campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen initiated a major shift from the Kingdom’s traditional policy of restraint,...

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