Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey’s geographic location requires it to take measures against the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as well as ballistic missiles as their delivery vehicles in its immediate neighborhood. These measures are mainly two folds: First, to support the efforts to strengthen the international nonproliferation regimes so as to make them more effective in curbing the spread of NBC weapons; and to build up military capabilities in close cooperation with the United States and Israel in particular to increase its deterrent capability as well as its ability to cope with the proliferating states in its surrounding region, if need be. As such, Turkey pursues a realistic approach by adopting both soft and hard security approaches concomitantly...Please click here to read the text in full.

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Mustafa Kibaroglu
Mustafa Kibaroglu
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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