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Towards a New Strategic Concept: Re-Imagining the Alliance, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, currently operates within the framework of a strategic concept that was agreed upon in 1999. Since then, the challenges faced by NATO have changed dramatically. The terrorist attacks of 9/11, wars in Iraq...
Turkey-NATO Relations and NATO's New Strategic Concept, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
In the period after the Cold War when the concept of geopolitics was redefined within the framework of new dynamics, new opportunities and horizons arose for Turkey. Turkey has accordingly taken on new responsibilities in world politics. With the...
The Long Road, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
As the 21st Century continues to unfold and NATO’s civilian leaders press on with crafting a new Strategic Concept, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Admiral James Stavridis, reflects on the myriad challenges faced by NATO, the most successful...
The Canada - Turkey Defense Partnership and the Future of NATO, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
As NATO allies that are not in the European Union, Canada and Turkey share an interest in preserving the Alliance as the premier transatlantic body for defense dialogue and cooperation. On future membership, NATO as an institution must provide...
NATO’s Enlargement Policy in the post-Cold War Era, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
The purpose of this article is not to address every aspect of the change taking place in NATO but rather to focus on the enlargement and globalization policy of NATO, which is one of the more important dimensions of the change it has undergone. NATO...
What Will Be in NATO's New Strategic Concept?, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
Just as the ability to learn is more important than what we actually know, so the ability of the new Strategic Concept to engage NATO in a permanent process of self-examination and strategic versatility may be more important than the immediate vision...
NATO's New Strategic Concept - Inspired by the Masses?, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
Dr Stefanie Babst, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, discusses the public discussion about NATO’s new Strategic Concept following the Secretary General’s decision that NATO should engage the broader...
South Caucasus: More Secure with the New NATO Strategic Concept?, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
For many years, the idea that NATO would address the security concerns of the South Caucasus and particularly Georgia vis-à-vis Russia erroneously held sway. Russia has repeatedly stated that it does not want to see any of its neighbors as a...
What Does Security Mean for Romania?, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
This article elaborates on Romania’s view on security, and the principles Romania wants to be included in NATO’s New Strategic Concept. It is clear that old historical fears still influence Romania’s foreign policy and its stand in...
Where is NATO in Turkey?, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
This article will be an overview of the current debates about NATO in general that are held in Turkish media. Especially after September 2009, relations between NATO and Turkey have entered a new era because of the "new" foreign policy of...
How Success in Afghanistan can be Defined and What is at Stake for the Transatlantic Alliance?, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
This article aims to explain how “success” can be conceptualized within the context of Afghanistan and explores the potential risks that the Transatlantic Alliance is about to face. The article consists of four parts. The first part...
The Democratic Initiative and the Kurdish Issue in Turkey Since 2009, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
In his article, Önder Aytaç offers a brainstorming session on the “Kurdish issue”. Analyzing the “democratic initiative” introduced by the Justice and Development Party, Aytaç argues that this enterprise...
Reset: Iran, Turkey and America’s FutureSunday, September 5, 2010
Excerpted from Stephen Kinzer’s latest book, “Reset: Iran, Turkey and Ameri- ca’s Future,” this piece evaluates Turkey’s foreign policy orientation with a fo- cus on Turkey’s relations with the EU, the U.S., and...
Book Review - Turkey's Engagement with Modernity: Conflict and Change in the Twentieth Century, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
Based on the outcome of a conference of the University of Oxford’s Program on Contemporary Turkey, “Turkey’s Engagement with Modernity” provides the reader with profound knowledge on important issues such as the emergence of...
Getting to Zero, Spring 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
This section comprises of the summary of the report published in 3 June 2010 by the Transatlantic Academy. The report explores issues such as economy, energy, democracy promotion and migration in Turkey’s neighborhood at “a new era of...
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...
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