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

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The EU and Turkey in Energy Diplomacy
The EU and Turkey in Energy Diplomacy

Since 2000, Turkey’s Europeanisation process has affected the country’s foreign policy both as a structural and a...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Turkey s Iran Policy Between Diplomacy and Sanctions
Turkey’s Iran Policy: Between Diplomacy and Sanctions

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed the fourth round of sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran on June 9,...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Turkey Israel and the US in the Wake of the
Turkey, Israel and the US in the Wake of the Gaza Flotilla Crisis

The questions about the direction of Turkish foreign policy have been voiced once more following the flotilla crisis...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Turkey s Darfur Policy Convergences and Differentiations from the Muslim
Turkey’s Darfur Policy: Convergences and Differentiations from the Muslim World

The effectiveness of the Muslim world in finding a solution to the Darfur conflict is open to debate. While many Muslim...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Turkey as a New Player in Development Cooperation
Turkey as a New Player in Development Cooperation

The past six decades have witnessed Turkey’s evolution from an aid recipient to an emerging donor country. Turkey’s aid...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Turkey s Neighborhood Policy An Emerging Complex Interdependence
Turkey’s Neighborhood Policy: An Emerging Complex Interdependence?

In this paper, I argue that a fuller understanding of the recent activism in Turkish foreign policy, and in particular the...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Rise of Turkish Gaullism Getting Turkish-American Relations Right
The Rise of Turkish Gaullism: Getting Turkish-American Relations Right

Turkey is becoming more independent and self-confident. Yet, the current analysis on Turkey in most American circles...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Turkey s New European Era Foreign Policy on the Road
Turkey’s New European Era: Foreign Policy on the Road to EU Membership

The European Commission, once asserted that “even before Bulgaria and Romania joined the Union, Turkey and Croatia, had...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Balkans and Neo-Ottomanism A Personal
Turkish Foreign Policy in the Balkans and “Neo-Ottomanism”: A Personal Account

This essay examines the influence and performance as well as the perception of the new, pro-active Turkish foreign policy...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Turkish Foreign Policy Islam Nationalism and Globalization
Turkish Foreign Policy, Islam Nationalism and Globalization

Although it is widely accepted that there have been important elements of continuity as well as changes in Turkish foreign...

Saturday, October 1, 2011


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