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Guest Editor's Note Summer 2020
Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2020

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

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Turkey s Military and Defense Policies
Turkey’s Military and Defense Policies

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...

Monday, September 21, 2020

Conflicts in the Middle East Since 1945
Conflicts in the Middle East Since 1945

Conflicts in the Middle East Since 1945 outlines the key low and high intensity conflicts that occurred in the Middle East...

Monday, January 1, 2018

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

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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

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

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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

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

Friday, October 5, 2018

Turkey s Position in the Libyan Crisis
Turkey’s Position in the Libyan Crisis

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

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Calling for a Reset in Turkish-American Relations in the post-COVID
Calling for a Reset in Turkish-American Relations in the post-COVID International Order

Analysts emphasize that nothing will be the same after the pandemic and refer to the ‘new normal’ that is likely to...

Friday, July 3, 2020

Economic Power and International Security
Economic Power and International Security

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

Friday, October 5, 2018


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