Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The terrorist challenge as illustrated by the September 11 tragedy was new, both in its dimensions and by reason of the feeling of insecurity it caused. Confronted with this new and unknown situation, we seem to have developed diverging perceptions and reactions in the United States and in Europe. Europe has an aversion for military solutions and a propensity to seek solutions based on mutual cooperation and interests. Yet we should beware of excessive confidence and idealism.  Diplomacy cannot resolve everything.  We should remain conscious that maintaining peace and stability in the world also requires clear rules, and with these, compulsory enforcement and actual power to sustain them.

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Louis Michel
Louis Michel
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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