Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Dr Stefanie Babst, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, discusses the public discussion about NATO’s new Strategic Concept following the Secretary General’s decision that NATO should engage the broader publics in both member and partner countries about the Alliance’s future direction in a transparent and participatory manner. More than two hundred thousand people followed and participated in this first-ever broad-based discussion that NATO launched in September 2009. Whether the “period of inclusiveness” has changed NATO’s public image to the positive depends on the final product –the new Strategic Concept– that the Alliance leaders want to approve at the forthcoming Summit in November 2010 in Portugal.

 

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Stefanie Babst
Stefanie Babst
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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