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Turkey’s impressive economic growth has been fueled by soaring energy consumption which is likely to continue over the years to come. However as Turkey risks to increase its current account deficit by five billion dollars with each ten dollars added to the current price of oil, its import-reliant energy bill is becoming unsustainable. Assessing domestic challenges against emerging regional and international opportunities, this article will argue that Turkey can secure more profitable terms for its fossil fuel imports, providing it reconsiders its foreign policy options. In this context, a politics of engagement with northern and southern Iraq may help Ankara gain greater strategic lever in its relationship with traditional oil and gas suppliers, such as Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan.
 
 
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Foreword TPQ’s Summer issue, NATO in 2020 and Beyond: New Strategies and Frontiers, offers insights on the Alliance’s current challenges and future security trends, while offering a look into Euro-Atlantic relations in the coming decade. It is clear that as the international security landscape is rapidly changing, member states’ capabilities, resilience, and most importantly, their...
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