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The International Architecture of Global Governance and Turkey, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
In light of TUrkey's candidacy for a UNSC rotating non-permanent seat for the term 2009-10, with this issue of TPQ we examine Turkey's role in various international organizations. We explore how Turkey could better incarnate the oft-voiced...
Why is a Permanent Seat For Turkey at the UNSC Important For Herself, Her Region and the World?, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
In terms of foreign policy planning, this candidacy is a well-thought out decision, rm conviction that representation in the Security Council is important  for Turkey, for her region and for the world at large. As a member of the Security...
International Organizations In Transformation: Why Does the OECD Matter of Turkey?, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
In today’s world, the globalization of international relations, the internationalization of ational policy areas and the growing awareness that global problems require global solutions signify new important functions for diplomacy. Yet, the...
Redefinding Turkey's Strategic Orientation, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The Republic of Turkey continues to undergo a profound reexamination of the very tenets of its national identity, driven by a combination of internal reforms and external challenges. An equally significant strategic reorientation involving...
Bridging the Sincerity Gap, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has entered an election year and will decide which states are best fi t to be non-permanent members for the 2009-2010 term. Turkey is bidding for a seat in the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) along...
Turkey: Uniter or Divider?, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Turkey wants to rotate onto the Security Council after a nearly 50-year absence.The Turkish leadership has claimed that the country can serve as a bridge across a growing gap between the West and the Islamic world. Although it has made great strides...
Turkey: A Front State, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Outlining Turkey’s track record on multiple fronts, the author highlights the reasons behind high investor interest in Turkey. Offering assurance that Turkey’s EU track will proceed, the author argues that economically Turkey is already...
Turkey,The UN and the WTO: The Emergence of a Trading Nation and a Good International Citizen, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The UN and the WTO were each the brainchild of one ideal: The ideal of building a peaceful liberal world order. Establishing the rule of law in international relations and openness are indispensable elements of this new world order. By providing a...
The EU Institutional Capacity in Securing Energy, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This essay analyzes external energy policy as a product of institutional dynamics within the EU. The Commission treats energy purely as a commodity and chooses a market approach to shape energy policy. The Council could add the geopolitical...
Whither Bosnia? Dilemmas of State-Building in the Western Balkans, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The deep-running divisions within the Bosnian society torn apart by the 1992-95 war, the political elites’ confrontational style and the overwhelming role played by the international community perpetuate the deadlocks that de post-Dayton...
The Fight Against Terrorism and Security Strategies in the EU After 9/11, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The attacks of 9/11 changed the security concept of the world and showed that no country was immune to terrorist offenses any longer. The European Union, as well as the United States of America had to fight terrorism. These measures included...
Turkey's Potential Lies in its Future, not in its Past, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Dirk Vermeiren experiences Turkey as an energy hub in every sense of the word. But to him it seems as if it is Turkish people themselves that need to be convinced of their own potential. According to Dirk, the discourse in Turkish politics and even...
Global Governance and Turkey: The Two Way Window for a Rising Power, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Turkey with its unique attributes of geography, capable leadership, a swath of turkophone, recently independent countries at its door step, a long lasting special  rst ever Muslim member, is de member in this new international global governance...
Determinants of Turkish Citizens Attitudes Towards International Institutions, Winter 2007Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Following a brief introduction of the literature on the role of public opinion in international relations, the author analyzes the Turkey towards the UN and the EU. The factors that trust in these institutions depends on and the variations within...