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Turkey and the EU: Soft Power Synergy, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
In this issue, TPQ takes stock of Turkey’s EU accession process and addresses several key questions about Turkey’s pro-active role in neighboring regions: is the regional role Turkey aspires to complementary or contradictory to...
Turkish Foreign Policy and the EU in 2010, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
While Turkey pursues a policy of constructive engagement in its neighborhood and beyond, full integration with the EU is and will remain the priority. Membership in the EU is Turkey’s strategic choice and this objective is one of the most...
Interview with Carl Bildt: The EU, Turkey and Neighbors Beyond, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
In this exclusive interview for Turkish Policy Quarterly, as the Swedish Presidency draws to an end, Foreign Minister Bildt assesses the trends in Turkey’s relations with the European Union.  
Losing Turkey or Strategic Blindness?, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
Negative statements and actions by EU leaders have played a key role in discouraging Turkey. Turkey’s recent activism in the Middle East, which is widely misread as a departure from the West is certainly encouraged by the frustrations with the...
Israeli-Turkish Tensions and Beyond, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
Surveying the escalation of tensions between Turkey and Israel in recent years, the author argues that the substance and tone of the relationship in the 1990s will likely not be restored, however predicts that both sides will consider it in their...
America's Reputation in the Age of Obama: Does it Depend on What the U.S. is or What it Does?, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
Questions about America’s standing in the world have stimulated a number of studies. The most recent of these, based on the concern that America’s reputation in the world had “declined dramatically” in the past decade, was...
Russia's Perceptions of Black Sea Regionalism, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
The Black Sea Region is between two competing spatial orders, that of the EU/ Europe and that of Russia/CIS. A “counter-coalition to Russia” is being formed in this region. It is an academic truism to speculate about “fuzzy...
EU, Turkey and Neighborhood Policies, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
Turkey has been pursuing a new foreign policy which aims to transform Turkey into a regional soft power. Though the increased economic links and momentum in overcoming deadlocks between Turkey and its neighbors has received praise, criticism and...
Obama's and Davutoğlu's Future Visions: Compatible, Contradictory or Phantasm?, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
President Obama’s policies of engagement with other countries and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Davutoğlu’s approach to solving Turkey’s regional issues are both examples of the use of “soft power” to resolve disputes....
Turkey and Russia Meet in the Caucasus, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
This article focuses on current Turkish-Russian relations which have been propelled by intensified energy cooperation. It draws attention to both the Turkish and the Russian foreign policy approaches that have changed significantly in the past...
Turkish-Iranian Relations: A Reality Check, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have been struggling to find an appropriate response to the tide of events following the recent elections in Iran. Turkey’s neutral approach and its decision not to mingle in Iran’s internal...
Turkey's Potential Added Value to the EU: Resolution of Regional Conflicts, Fall 2009Saturday, December 5, 2009
The supporters of the EU membership of Turkey argue that this state can help the Union become a global player, among other reasons thanks to its capacity as “facilitator” in the resolution of regional conflicts, especially in the Middle...
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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