Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The vast democratic transformation of the Black Sea region presents new opportunitiesfor U.S. policy, as well as a number of challenges. The author outlines the stateof democracy in the region, explaining why the developments there command theattention of U.S. decision makers and what the policy options are...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Bruce Pitcairn Jackson
Bruce Pitcairn Jackson
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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