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Aviation is a major globalizing force for the transfer of people, goods, and power, as well as a tool of positive statecraft. Through intergovernmental and transnational relationships, the United States and European Union have helped countries such as Ukraine and Azerbaijan build capacity – human, technical, and legal – and engage more fully in the global aviation system. These relationships provide Washington and Brussels with avenues of influence and enhance the potential for civil-military cooperation, without the overt provocation of Moscow. This article argues that this form of constructive engagement is not an exclusive strategy for diplomacy, but a long-term investment in the development of Russia’s near abroad.

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Roncevert Almond
Roncevert Almond
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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