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The author argues that the evolving international environment of the early twenty first century is producing new threats and challenges to the international community, including the OSCE, such as international terrorism, organized crime and illegal trafficking in all its forms. According to him the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) has to be better equipped for dealing with the challenges and threats of the contemporary world. The OSCE, is the largest regional security organization in the world with 55 participating states from Europe, should pursue its increasing focus on enhancing border management and security in its region.  He further  claims that the participating states should attempt to humanize the Organization and bring it closer to the peoples of the OSCE community, making it more responsive to their needs and expectations...Please click here to read the text in full.

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Solomon Passy
Solomon Passy
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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