Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The author, as the foreign minister of a new EU and NATO member state, outlines his country’s vision for the transatlantic partnership. As argued in this article, both pillars of the Euro-Atlantic community are indispensable under current circumstances. Latvia’s membership in the EU and NATO strengthens transatlantic ties; if these ties are weakened, Latvia’s security is also likely to be weakened. Following the accession to the EU and NATO of Latvia and the other new members, a greater vitality is noticeable in these organizations both in a political and an economic sense.

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Artis Pabriks
Artis Pabriks
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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