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The Atlantic Alliance and Turkey's Neighborhood, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
This Winter 2008/9 Issue of Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) arrives in your hands on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In summer of 2004, we were honored to include...
NATO at 60: Time for a New Strategic Concept, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
With a new administration assuming office in the United States, this is the ideal moment to initiate work on a new Alliance Strategic Concept. I expect significant inputs from all member states during this process, including a major contribution to...
Obama, Turkey and the Middle East: Troubles Ahead?, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
The Obama administration might rebrand the U.S. in Turkey and reduce the scope for anti-Americanism, but we should be wary of expecting an automatic improvement in the relationship. There are many obstacles to negotiate, particularly with respect to...
The Idea of a Bi-national State in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
The recent tragedy in Gaza overshadowed the peace process aiming at a sustainable political solution in Palestine. Lately, efforts have focused on the reconciliation of the ceasefire rather than a lasting peace agreement. Eventually, in her first...
Imagining the Future and Rewriting the Past: The "New" History of Turkish Cypriots, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
  As social, political and economic conditions of nations change, so national memory and national identity, will be redefined in ways that make them relevant to the new set of circumstances in which they find themselves. It is no coincidence...
The United States, Europe and Turkey: Lands of Opportunity, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
America’s legacy as the “land of opportunity” has recently been symbolically reclaimed. Barack Obama’s election shows that in America, political opportunity is within reach for minorities – holding up a mirror to Europe...
Turkish Foreign Policy: Telling Style from Substance, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
On 29 January 2009, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stormed out of a debate with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Davos World Economic Forum. With impassioned Peres defending Israel’s offensive in Gaza and an outraged Erdoğan...
Turkish Prime Minister Risks Turkey's Role as the Region's Honest Broker, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
Prime Minister Erdoğan’s increasingly harsh criticism of Israel and his vocal support for Hamas are worth examining.Erdoğan’s Davosperformance won him praise among Turkish and Arab public but at the expense of sabotaging Turkish foreign...
NABUCCO: Pipeline Politics and the U.S-Turkey Strategic Partnership, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
United States President Barack Obama will visit Turkey in April 2009. On his agenda will be a number of issues of mutual concern between the two NATO allies. One issue that should be placed high on the agenda is the expansion of the East-West energy...
Anatolian Cities and the New Spirit of Turkish Capitalism, Winter 2008Thursday, February 5, 2009
Since the 1990s, Turkey has witnessed the emergence of both rapid industrialization and an opening up to the globe in the cities of the Anatolia region, also known as the “Anatolian Tigers”. There is another Turkey beyond Istanbul and...