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Europe's East: Changing Landscapes and Mindscapes in the Caucasus, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
In this issue of TPQ, we examine the dynamics of change in the Caucasus and the interaction of the region with Turkey, Europe and other actors. Identifying clear trends for the region can be a challenge because the Caucasus embodies many...
A Future Vision for the Caucasus Caspian Region and its European Dimension, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The starting point of the Caucasus-Caspian Commission is that “the current status quo in the Caucasus contributes to the further entrenchment of the region’s fault-lines into its development. Unresolved confl ict casts a pervasive mood of...
A New Way for the Caspian Region: Cooperation and Integration, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Azerbaijan is a pivotal state in what is emerging as the new Caspian political order. The region in one way or another connects Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Europe. As such it is the home to many civilizations; it is an energy and trade hub,...
Think Instead of Tanks, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
This article explores whether policy analysis by local think tanks can improve policymaking, strengthen democracy, and foster a wider enjoyment of the benefits of macroeconomic development in the Caucasus. As he outlines feasible roles for think...
Weakness as an Opportunity: EU Policy in the South Caucasus, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
With the European Neighborhood Policy, the EU’s relationship with the countries of the South Caucasus has achieved a new quality. These countries now have a concrete legal foundation on which to stand in their relationship with the EU....
Democratization and the Conflict of Nagarno-Karabakh, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
This essay explores the relationship between democratization in Armenia and Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The author argues that the potential for conflict existed throughout Soviet times yet the quasi-democratization of the Soviet...
Energy Security: A New Buzzword for Europe, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Without ensuring its energy security, Europe will not have enough tools to be a serious global player. The answer to the question “Is Europe ensuring its energy security?” is negative. If current trends continue, Europe will be more...
Georgia's Railway to NATO Passes Trough Turkey, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The Turkish-Georgian border is now the fulcrum of an East-West highway of immense geopolitical importance to the West that must now be reinforced with security ties. Georgia in NATO would be one of the most significant steps. It would stabilize...
Is Azerbaijan Becoming a Hub of Radical Islam?, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
In this article, the author attempts to explain the leading factors behind growing Islamic infl uence in Azerbaijan. She describes social, political and economic problems as main triggers of Islam gaining stronghold across the country. The author...
Law and Revolution: Formation of the New Legal Tradition of the New Legal Tradition in Georgia, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
This essay aims at broadening the scope of the debate about the independence of the judiciary in Georgia while contextualizing it in the light of the ongoing transformation of the country. While the logic behind the judicial reform and its...
Resource Curse or Resource Blessing? Effective Management of Resource Wealth in Democratizing Countries, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Decision makers of resource-rich countries often do not have the incentive to concentrate on institutional development and sustainable redistribution of energy revenues. Outlining how Norway has developed immunity from resource course, the author...
Various Voices on Turkey-Armenia Relations, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
This compilation of perspectives presents the questionnaires produced by an ongoing project of the Yerevan-based Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation supported by Eurasia Foundation. The project aims to foster a stronger...
Georgia's Four Years After the Rose Revolution, Fall 2007Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The fourth anniversary of the Rose Revolution was marked again by an outburst of civil protest, this time against the very government and president such demonstrations brought to power in November 2003. The author narrates the hardships of the...
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...
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