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The Legal and Political Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis

The Legal and Political Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis: What Is at Stake?

Articles

The main challenge in relation to Mediterranean gas is the distribution of potential gas reserves which inevitably entails delimitation of maritime...

Deciphering France s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

Deciphering France’s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

Articles

France’s Mediterranean policy can be analyzed from a historical perspective and through the actual conjuncture related to its geopolitical and...

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean The Future of Regional

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean: The Future of Regional Energy Development

Articles

This article provides a critical overview of the key commercial, technical, legal, and political challenges the Eastern Mediterranean region faces...

Turkey s Legal Approach to Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the

Turkey’s Legal Approach to Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Articles

For more than a decade, the states bordering the Eastern Mediterranean Sea have been in disagreement over the delineation of their maritime...

What Biden May Bring to the Eastern Mediterranean Region

What Biden May Bring to the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Commentaries

This paper aims to forecast the route that Joe Biden, will take in his foreign policy toward the Eastern Mediterranean, by trying to analyze the...

Root Causes of the Eastern Mediterranean Dispute Approaches of the

Root Causes of the Eastern Mediterranean Dispute: Approaches of the Main Actors

Commentaries

The Eastern Mediterranean region is said to host five percent of the world’s known natural gas reserves. That stimulates tension when coupled with...

Editor's Note Winter 2021

Editor's Note | Winter 2021

Editor's Notes

While the importance of the region certainly is going to increase in the following years as more regional and global actors will be included in the...

The EU-Turkey Statement on Refugees Assessing its Impact on Fundamental

The EU-Turkey Statement on Refugees:Assessing its Impact on Fundamental Rights

Book Reviews

Hülya Kaya’s valuable research covers both the theoretical and practical dimensions of EU-Turkey relations in the post-2011 Arab Uprisings era,...

Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19

Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Articles

This essay seeks to demonstrate that there are both ethical and practical considerations for enabling refugees to manage the coronavirus disease...

Turkey s Role in the Reconstruction of Libya

Turkey’s Role in the Reconstruction of Libya

Commentaries

The relationship between Turkey and Libya is deeply rooted in common history and culture which provides strong foundations for a strategic...

Turkey s Libya Policy Achievements and Challenges

Turkey’s Libya Policy: Achievements and Challenges

Commentaries

Libya has been witnessing a long and destructive civil war since the fall of Qaddafi in 2011. While countries like the United Arab Emirates, Egypt...

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...

Denktash in the South Normalization of Division in the Greek

Denktash in the South: Normalization of Division in the Greek Cypriot Side

Book Reviews

Discourses, even though they seem so different and opposing, can be quite similar and serve for the same purpose. Gregoris Ioannou’s book is a...

The War for Syria Regional and International Dimensions of the

The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising

Book Reviews

The civil war in Syria, now ongoing for 10 years, does not appear to be ending soon given the continuing conflicts among the domestic and global...

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...

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 Management of COVID-19 Measures and Strategies of Health

Turkey’s Management of COVID-19: Measures and Strategies of Health Policies

Commentaries

Pandemics and related problems have been an important public health issue throughout history and will continue to be so in the future. Soon after...

Hagia Sophia Symbol of Peace and Diversity

Hagia Sophia: Symbol of Peace and Diversity

Commentaries

On July 10, 2020, the Council of State revoked a 1934 Cabinet decree that had turned Hagia Sophia into a museum, thereby paving the way to...

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