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Nuclear Deterrence Missile Systems and the Security of Turkey in
Nuclear Deterrence, Missile Systems and the Security of Turkey in the “New” Middle East

This article explores Turkey’s changing regional security and Ankara’s pursuit of a missile defense shield. We assess...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Obama s Missed Opportunity to Pivot Away from the Middle
Obama’s Missed Opportunity to Pivot Away from the Middle East

Washington’s Middle East policy is a shambles. The region’s turmoil fundamentally stems from the George W. Bush...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Palestine After the Arab Spring
Palestine After the Arab Spring

Many expected the Arab uprisings to strengthen official and popular Arab support for Palestinian self-determination, and,...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Turgut Özal Twenty Years After The Man and the Politician
Turgut Özal Twenty Years After: The Man and the Politician

Whether Turgut Özal was a good politician remains up for debate. However, there is no question that he indeed was (and is)...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Reality or Mirage BRICS and the Making of Multipolarity in
Reality or Mirage?: BRICS and the Making of Multipolarity in the Global Political Economy

The international system embarked on a process of transformation to a more heterogeneous configuration and debates of...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Arab Reactions to Turkey s Regional Reengagement
Arab Reactions to Turkey’s Regional Reengagement

During the first years of its tenure in office, as the AK Party focused on consolidating its position domestically,...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

EU-Turkey Relations in the Context of the Middle East after
EU-Turkey Relations in the Context of the Middle East after the Arab Spring*

This paper discusses EU-Turkey relations with a specific reference to regional developments in the Middle East after the...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Turkish-Azerbaijani Energy Relations Significant Leverage in the Implementation of the
Turkish-Azerbaijani Energy Relations: Significant Leverage in the Implementation of the Foreign Policy Interests of Both Countries

Modern international relations are a reflection of the successful coordination of various factors, including close...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Relation between Identity and Security A Comparative Study on
The Relation between Identity and Security: A Comparative Study on Kosovo and Macedonia

As a concept, identity and security are deeply intertwined on many different levels. The relationship between identity and...

Friday, January 1, 2016

Economic Relations between Turkey and Germany
Economic Relations between Turkey and Germany

This paper examines the economic relations between Turkey and Germany, Turkey’s number one trade partner for over a...

Friday, January 1, 2016

Iran-Turkey Relations 1979-2011 Conceptualizing the Dynamics of Politics Religion and
Iran-Turkey Relations, 1979-2011: Conceptualizing the Dynamics of Politics, Religion and Security in Middle-Power States

This book is the first comprehensive exploration of Iranian-Turkish relations since 1979. It attempts to clarify...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Turkey and the European Union Processes of Europeanization
Turkey and the European Union: Processes of Europeanization

Almost eight years on from the start of accession negotiations, the view of Turkey-European Union (EU) relations is...

Monday, July 1, 2013

AK Party s Foreign Policy Is Turkey Turning Away from
AK Party’s Foreign Policy: Is Turkey Turning Away from the West?

This article agrees that there is a transformation in Turkish foreign policy. It suggests that the changes in foreign...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Turkey s Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan State Identity and
Turkey’s Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan: State Identity and Security in the Middle East and Caucasus

In this timely book Alexander Murinson explores the forces behind the entente between Turkey, Israel, and Azerbaijan. He...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Turkey in the UN Security Council Its Election and Performance
Turkey in the UN Security Council: Its Election and Performance

Turkey successfully gained provisional membership of the United Nations Security Council by receiving support from 151...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Turkey s Foray into Africa A New Humanitarian Power
Turkey’s Foray into Africa: A New Humanitarian Power?

Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan visited Somalia in mid-August to raise awareness on the devastating famine that left tens of...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Applicability of the Turkish Model to Morocco The Case
The Applicability of the “Turkish Model” to Morocco: The Case of the Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD)

The “Turkish model,” in the form of a marriage between moderate Islam and democracy, the AKP’s electoral success and the...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Survival Strategies and Diplomatic Tools The Kurdistan Region s Foreign
Survival Strategies and Diplomatic Tools: The Kurdistan Region’s Foreign Policy Outlook

The Kurds were late to the idea of nationalism in the 20th century, and when the borders were drawn in the region they...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Between Crises and Cooperation The Future of Turkish-Israeli Relations
Between Crises and Cooperation: The Future of Turkish-Israeli Relations

Bilateral relations between Turkey and Israel nosedived after the recent Israeli operation in Gaza, and both countries...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Towards a Turkish-Armenian Rapprochement
Towards a Turkish-Armenian Rapprochement?

Given its close political, economic, social and cultural ties to the region, stability, prosperity and a cooperative...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Potential Roles for Turkey as a Rising Regional Actor in
Potential Roles for Turkey as a Rising Regional Actor in Eurasia

Today, energy security is an important domestic and foreign policy matter and states are looking for alternative energy...

Thursday, July 1, 2010


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