Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Projecting stability has become the precondition for our security. Territorial defense remains a core function, but we simply can no longer protect our security without addressing the potential risks and threats that arise far from our homes. Terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and instability flowing from failed states are threats that know no borders. This new strategic environment forces us to look at security in a completely different light than we did in the past. The agenda of the Summit in Istanbul on 28-29 June will reflect the volatility of the new, 21st century security environment.  And it will reflect the strong determination of Alliance governments to continue to transform NATO into an effective instrument for tackling the many risks and challenges that environment poses...Please click here to read the text in full.


 

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Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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