Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Throughout the last 65 years of NATO history, the focus of the Alliance has evolved and adapted to its geopolitical environment; this is no different today. NATO’s strength and capabilities are inherently based on forming, sustaining, equipping, and training an adaptive force where the only constant in the geopolitical terrain is change. The security climate in locations such as the Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa, and the Balkans continues to shift and evolve around us, demanding our constant vigilance. The Alliance was formed because the whole was greater than the sum of our parts. The consistent factor is the enhanced security each nation receives from being a member of the Alliance. Turkey has been a stalwart ally, and there is no question of the Alliance’s commitment to the security of Turkey.

 

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Philip M. Breedlove
Philip M. Breedlove
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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