Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
The Euro-Atlantic: Fit For Global Action?, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
  Since the end of the Cold War, and more acutely, in the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001, transatlantic relations have become unfocused and strained. Although U.S.-European relations have begun to mend in the last year,...
Do Bridges Unite?, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
The author, as the foreign minister of a new EU and NATO member state, outlines his country’s vision for the transatlantic partnership. As argued in this article, both pillars of the Euro-Atlantic community are indispensable under current...
The Importance of Transatlantic Unity for Turkish Foreign Policy, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
As part of the transatlantic community Turkey is influenced by every aspect of the transatlantic relations. Turkey puts priority on the vitality of cooperation among the transatlantic partners and their institutions. It contributes significant...
Time to Revitalize the NATO Alliance and Deal with ESDP, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) adds nothing to military capabilities. It should be seen for what it is - part of the process of European political integration, intruding into the most sensitive areas of national sovereignty, undermining...
Reflections on NATO's Political and Military Transformation since 9/11, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
The challenge for NATO is not to demonstrate its relevance by launching ever more distant and ambitious new missions but to overhaul its own institution so that it can better exploit the three key power levers: Military expeditionary force;...
Directionless Turkey: Quo Vadis, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Various opinion surveys this year have illustrated a visible swing from the West and, sometimes, towards the East. Empirical evidence supports the findings of these surveys. The apparent confusion in the Turkish thinking is the result of a...
Erosion of an Alliance, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Since the ascension of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to power, officials of the Turkish government are using Islam and “our Muslim brothers in the Middle East” as reference points for governing and for conducting foreign...
Wishful Thinking: Strategic Imperatives and their Limits in Turkey's EU Aspirations, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
In an effort to counter concerns that Turkey is too big, too poor, and too Muslim to join the European Union, Turkish officials routinely stress the strategic benefits Turkish membership would provide the EU. While this argument may resonate in...
The Vatican and Turkey on the Eve of Pope Benedict's Visit, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
The visit of Pope Benedict XVI takes place under conditions of great tension which did not obtain when his predecessor, John Paul I, visited Turkey nearly thirty years ago. This is largely because of unresolved disputes in the 1990 between the...
Turkish-Kurdish Reconciliation: Promise and Peril, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
As part of its ongoing negotiations with the European Union, Turkey has made an effort to broaden its definition of national identity to include ethnic and religious sub-groups. This reconciliation process – a welcomed step for Turkey - is...
Managing the Middle East: The Need to Revive Transatlantic Cooperation, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Following the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, the international community rallied around Americans, shared their grief, and expressed their solidarity to provide all they could for the United States to track down and punish the...
Sustainable Democratization and the Roles of the U.S. and the EU: Political Islam and Kurdish Nation, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Sustainable democratization has to be foremost a domestic transformation based on domestic consensus. In regard to political Islam and Kurdish nationalism, which involve complex questions of identity, democratization in Turkey requires time and...
The Post 9/11 Divergence of Europe and the United States, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
In the aftermath of 9/11, the issue of international security gained worldwide significance and the reasons behind it have been widely interrogated. The way Turkey and EU countries positioned themselves was very dependant on their relations with the...
The 9-11 War Plus 5: Looking Back and Looking Forward at U.S.-Muslim World Relations, Fall 2006Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Analyzing the current crisis between the U.S. and the Islamic World, the author observes that the U.S. has become isolated by its policies to the detriment of both sides of a building chasm. To win the war of ideas, the author presents an American...
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Winter issue examines global trade dynamics—from US-China tensions to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to US tariff threats towards the EU. Chief among the issues generating a high degree of economic uncertainty is the US-China trade conflict and the magnitude of the emerging global fallout. Major changes are already afoot—namely a shift...
STAY CONNECTED
SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER
FACEBOOK
PARTNERS