Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The Caucasus and Central Asia, where Eurasia joins South Asia and the Middle East, look vulnerable. Burdened by inadequate, but authoritarian governance, ethnic conflict, economic challenges, corruption, and other difficulties, none of the region’s states is succeeding. Cooperation among them is stunted, and global connections, except in energy, are little developed. New strategies are needed. These countries need to fashion more cooperative relations among themselves, and they need more effectively to be drawn into the global system and economy. The Atlantic Council’s Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum aims to support this work.

 

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Ross Wilson
Ross Wilson
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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