Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This paper examines the causes behind the widespread and never ending violence in the North Caucasus which hinders the transformation of Russia into a modern democratic state and an inclusive nation. Furthermore, it concentrates on the trends originating in the North Caucasus due to the policies of central Russian authorities that are surpassing the regional dimension and posing a threat not only to Russian statehood, but also the security of the South Caucasus and Europe.

 

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Alexander Rondeli
Alexander Rondeli
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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