Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Brenda Shaffer

Dr. Brenda Shaffer is a Senior Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. She is also a Visiting Researcher and Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Center for Eurasian, Russian and Eastern European Studies (CERES). She is currently on sabbatical from the University of Haifa, Israel, where she is a professor in the School of Political Science.

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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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