Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Despite its NATO membership and relationship with the United States, Turkey has embarked on strategic policy of deepening its ties with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This article analyzes the possible outcomes for Turkish policy in Central Asia though a comparative analysis with India’s similar policy in the region. New Delhi has sought to maintain its strategic autonomy from both Moscow and Washington. India’s policy has caused Russia, in addition to China, to marginalize India in the region. Without a strategic partnership with any of the major powers, New Delhi finds itself sidelined in several Central Asian republics in the run-up to NATO’s 2014 Afghanistan withdrawal.

 

CONTRIBUTOR
Micha'el Tanchum
Micha'el Tanchum

Dr. Micha’el Tanchum is a Fellow in the Middle East and Asia Units of the Hebrew University’s Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Energy Policy Research Center at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Follow him @michaeltanchum

From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Summer 2018 issue marks the 11th annual edition that we are publishing with the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. This long-standing partnership has helped TPQ in its efforts to feature nuanced and diverse opinions on the security policy challenges facing Turkey, the region, and the transatlantic community. Over the years, we have had the privilege of bringing the...
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