Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The dangers confronting Europe today are less specific than during the cold war. Instability is the new threat and the existence of powerful international institutions is the main element against this new threat. In order to establish a post cold war cooperation framework it should be sufficient to retool and adapt the existing institutional framework by giving priority to mutual interests and shared dangers. The evolution of the ESDP throughout the last fifty years bears with itself all the ups and downs caused by  the lack of political will and the differences of opinion between the leading European states. September 11th has been instrumental in reminding the value of the cooperation spirit already developed within NATO, and this spirit of cooperation helped the finalisation of a  solution to the ESDP which constitutes a remarkable achievement.

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Can Buharalı
Can Buharalı
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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