Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This article begins with an analysis of the security deficit in the South Caucasus and how instability in this region could threaten the interests of NATO. The author argues that NATO’s increased engagement in this region is needed. To this end, the author provides recommendations both for NATO and the South Caucasus. The author advocates a focused and strategic approach to the South Caucasus on the part of NATO, with European powers being more responsive to the threats and opportunities emanating from the South Caucasus. He is skeptical about allowing Russian opposition to be an obstacle to NATO’s efforts and notes that in the long term NATO success in this region is in Russia’s interests as well. Pointing out the political and military improvements Partnership for Peace (PfP) has fostered, the author underlines the importance of keeping these countries anchored to the Euro-Atlantic system.

 

Please click here to read the text in full

CONTRIBUTOR
Svante E. Cornell
Svante E. Cornell

Dr. Svante E. Cornell is the Director of the American Foreign Policy Council’s Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI), and a Co-Founder of the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) in Stockholm, Sweden.

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...
STAY CONNECTED
SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER
TWEETS
FACEBOOK
PARTNERS