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Sustaining, Sharing and Securing Energy, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
This issue of TPQ was largely inspired by my attendance of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy’s 2010 Summer School on Energy this year. In this introduction of the issue, I hope to highlight some of the interesting themes taken up by this...
Turkey's Energy Economy and Future Energy Vision, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
Turkey will rapidly continue its endeavors towards transportation of the Caspian,Middle Eastern and Middle Asian energy resources to Europe and the world market. Moreover, Turkey will put forth its whole effort for the development of new...
The State of Democracy in Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
The decision to bring into the Council of Europe the countries of Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall was one of the most courageous political decisions ever. Although very few people in Europe object to the idea of...
The Global Energy Challenges and Turkey: Private Sector Perspective, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
In meeting the energy challenge, the global society has to change its current mentality of confrontation and forgo seeing international politics as zero-sum game. A logic based on collaboration and innovation and emphasis...
A Different Perspective on Climate Changes Initiatives in the U.S., Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
This article discusses the initiatives undertaken by different levels of the U.S. government and the private sector which, according to the author, holds the potential to change energy equations. After a brief analysis on the cap...
The Claim of Turkish Economy to be a Regional Hub Through a Robust Banking Sector, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
Global economies have been caught in a perfect storm, which nearly devastated the international financial system. Timely and decisive intervention by governments and financial institutions helped restore stability. However, the full...
Connecting Caspian Gas to Europe: No Large Scale Infrastructure Development in Near Future, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
There is enough natural gas in Caspian region to justify construction of the major pipelines and other elements of infrastructure to connect gas fields in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan to Europe. The region can...
Azerbaijan: Eurasia's New Energy Nexus?, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
The article discusses the rising importance of gas reserves of the Caspian region in a rapidly changing environment and analyses the role of Azerbaijan as one of the main gas producer in the region. Huge investments in exploitation and...
Energizing the Middle East: Iran, Turkey, and Persian Gulf States, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
Since the 1960s the Middle East has become one of the hot spots of geopolitics.The rich energy resources of the region have attracted global attention. During the Cold War, the usual suspects of the energeopolitics of the Middle East were...
Energy and Turkey's Foreign Policy: The Link Between State Strategy, Regional Cooperation, and Private Sector Involvement, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
This article defines Turkey’s energy vision with regard to its foreign policy. It elaborates how the shift in Turkish foreign policy can be related to energy issues. The paper points to contradictions which would emerge from a...
The U.S. South Caucasus Strategy and Azerbaijan, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
This article analyzes the evolution of U.S. foreign policy in the South Caucasus through three concepts, “soft power”, “hard power” and “smart power” which have been developed under the administrations of...
Public Protests Against Nuclear Power in Germany, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
Turkey and Russia have signed an agreement committing Russian Atomstroy export to build a nuclear power plant with a capacity of 4.8 GWe on Turkey’s black sea coast. Russia will operate and fully own the facility. Politicians and...
Turkey's Policy Towards Armenia and Energy Security in the South Caucasus, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
Armenia - Turkey rapprochement is important not only for alternative regional energy solutions but also for the establishment of peace and stability in the Caucasus. The United States, in the context of President Obama’s...
The New Azeri Gas Strategy, Summer 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010
The global financial crisis led to a serious narrowing of the EU gas market – the main market for Azerbaijan in the future. Baku is forced to find a solution for their surplus of gas production. The Azerbaijani strategy in the gas...
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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