Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

For the foreseeable future, stability in the Indo-Pacific rests on the degree to which the United States continues to forward and base hundreds of thousands of its military forces, along with ships, submarines, and fighter planes. A precipitous U.S. withdrawal would certainly lead to unforeseen effects in a region rife with unresolved disputes and few mature working relationships. The result of a breakdown in relations would almost certainly cause economic disruption and possibly lead to wider global conflict. In more ways than one, then, the Indo-Pacific will determine the future of global peace and prosperity for decades to come.  

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Michael Auslin
Michael Auslin
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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