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The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy, Spring 2002

The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy, Spring 2002

We have the pleasure of publishing the maiden issue of our subscription only new journal entitled “Turkish Policy Quarterly”. The journal is prepared and edited by the ARI Movement, an independent Turkish think tank. We believe that this publication will foster new and original thinking about issues related to Turkish foreign and economic policy and as a result contribute to improved policy making. Please click here to read the text in full.

Kemal Köprülü | 05 June 2002

Turkish Foreign Policy: Opening New Horizons for Turkey at the Beginning of a New Millennium, Spring 2002

Turkish Foreign Policy: Opening New Horizons for Turkey at the Beginning of a New Millennium, Spring 2002

The single biggest challenge facing the world today is the fact that threats to peace and security are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and unpredictable. In such a volatile environment, Turkey has been actively using her diplomatic, political and economic assets for the improvement of the human condition and containment of deadly conflicts. Turkey , with a multitude of opportunities, is poised to become a significant player in the coming decades. Contemporary Turkey  aspires to...

İsmail Cem | 05 June 2002

Greece’s Foreign Policy In The 21st Century, Spring 2002

Greece’s Foreign Policy In The 21st Century, Spring 2002

  Greece is committed to embracing a ll those nations who strive for democracy within their frontiers, an d peaceful cooperation beyond them, into the European family. Throug h the process of the ever past neighbouring war in the Balkans, Greece has managed to inspire in the international community the importance of a consistent, universal and unifying policy towards South-Eastern Europe.  What South East Europe needs most is to achieve a climate of...

George A. Papandreou | 05 June 2002

Economic Development: Institutional Convergence Versus Experimentation, Spring 2002

Economic Development: Institutional Convergence Versus Experimentation, Spring 2002

Thinking on economic development has converged on the view that growth requires foreign technology and good institutions. Reforms in the areas of economic openness and governance have accordingly become the cornerstones of development strategy in virtually every country.  However, actual development experience presents at best an awkward fit with this conception of growth basics. What the conventional view ignores is that learning and experimentation are an important precondition for...

Dani Rodrik | 05 June 2002

Turkey Versus Argentina: A Comparative Analysis with a Long Term Perspective, Spring 2002

Turkey Versus Argentina: A Comparative Analysis with a Long Term Perspective, Spring 2002

The stories of Turkey and Argentina need to be viewed from three different perspectives to better understand the causes and trajectory of the crises experienced by the two countries: 1.The long term development path. 2.The major economic imbalances behind the crises  3.The actions of the policy makers before, during and after the crises. This article focuses on the first point, long term development, and attempts to link it to the other two. Main conclusions are that 1. economic stability...

Ümit Kumcuoğlu | 05 June 2002

Turkey's New Economic Diplomacy: Balancing Commercial Interests with Geopolitical Goals, Spring 2002

Turkey's New Economic Diplomacy: Balancing Commercial Interests with Geopolitical Goals, Spring 2002

The need for a comprehensive reform agenda has become extremely pressing in Turkey. At the international level, the key element is Turkey’s drive towards EU membership, which will require a huge overhaul of its regime, practices and governance (linked with the call for a new political architecture and a redefinition of national interests in foreign affairs strategy). Domestically, sense of economic crisis has accelerated needed reforms and brought an unprecedented sense of urgency. The...

Mehmet Öğütçü | 05 June 2002

Turkey’s Foreign Policy Challenges in the New Millennium

Turkey’s Foreign Policy Challenges  in the New Millennium

 Since the end of the Cold War, Turkey finds itself at a crossroads as it is faced with new security challenges such as reformulation of the security institutions and the emergence of new threats to security.  The newly shaping security architecture increases the need for a strategic consensus between Turkey and its key allies, the USA and the European members of NATO that would have different pillars than the strategic consensus of the Cold War years. Turkey is trying to protect its...

Meltem Müftüler-Baç | 05 June 2002

Cyprus and the EU: Catalyst for Negotiations or Settlement?, Spring 2002

Cyprus and the EU: Catalyst for Negotiations or Settlement?, Spring 2002

Throughout the 1990s and up until late 2001, the EU variable in the Cyprus conflict failed to trigger a settlement on the island. Yet, with the resumption of direct talks between the two Cypriot leaders, the EU is faced with a unique opportunity to actively encourage the search for peace in Cyprus. This article provides some tentative ideas about what external actors and the EU in particular can do in order to sustain and encourage these positive dynamics. The EU factor could still act as a...

Michael Emerson & Nathalie Tocci | 05 June 2002

An Analysis of the Ideological Space Underlying Turkish Party Preferences, Spring 2002

An Analysis of the Ideological Space Underlying Turkish Party Preferences, Spring 2002

The paper focuses on party choice of Turkish voters. The spatial model of voting  that was successfuly applied in many other country contexts is adopted. The paper  aims to grasp the cognitive organisation of voters’ attitudes about issues and evaluations of political parties. A spatial map is derived from a recent survey of urban settlers that show a dominant cleavage between secularists and pro-Islamists. The second dimension shows the influence of recent conflict involving...

Ali Çarkoğlu & Melvin J. Hinich | 05 June 2002

Argentina's Experience: Any Lessons for Turkey?, Spring 2002

Argentina's Experience: Any Lessons for Turkey?, Spring 2002

The purpose of this note is to present a recap of the Argentina and Turkish experiences with stabilization over the years in order to help shift the focus of comparison between the two countries within domestic circles towards a more academic discussion. This said, a full-fledged comparison of the two countries’ experiences and definite lessons for Turkey are beyond the scope of this note. Rather, the note has the more humble objective of providing a spark to ignite further and more...

Cem Akyürek | 05 June 2002

From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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