Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

A real-life “Game of Thrones” is developing in the wider region surrounding the Black Sea and beyond, extending to the Middle East, Southeast Europe, and Mediterranean regions, through multileveled approaches to security and strategy. What ignited separatist movements in the regions of Ukraine in 2014 was just the starting point of a larger change that will eventually affect the balance of power and the future role of states in the area and neighborhood. Developments in the region have reached a pivotal point; one that requires a total change of objectives and strategies. A shift in the power balance between leading and peripheral states is therefore beginning to manifest itself. New alliances will be created and old ones will be reshaped or forgotten.

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Marios P. Efthymiopoulos
Marios P. Efthymiopoulos
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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