Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) adds nothing to military capabilities. It should be seen for what it is - part of the process of European political integration, intruding into the most sensitive areas of national sovereignty, undermining NATO and widening the gap between the U.S. and Europe. But fresh thought needs to be given to NATO itself which seems to have lost its way...Please click here to read the text in full.

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Geoffrey Van Orden
Geoffrey Van Orden
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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