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 This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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