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In today’s world, the globalization of international relations, the internationalization of ational policy areas and the growing awareness that global problems require global solutions signify new important functions for diplomacy. Yet, the traditional actors of international affairs are not suf with the complexities of the present and anticipated challenges. They face a survival question: to catch up with changing times by responding effectively to the needs of their constituencies or lose their relevance and value in the new global order.

This essay examines the transformation currently underway in many international organizations, with a particular focus on the OECD. It also discusses how the OECD could become a truly global hub, where the major economic players of the world can interact and whether a medium-size power like Turkey could  its from globalization by better leveraging OECD’s vast expertise and outreach.


 

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Mehmet Öğütçü
Mehmet Öğütçü
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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