Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Across the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
As global attention is focused on the Arab Spring, the Eastern neighborhood of Turkey and Europe risks being neglected. Inthis issue of TPQ, we focus on both the Black Sea and the Southern Mediterranean region, constructively...
Turkey, the EU, and the European Neighborhood Policy, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
There is clear scope for Turkey and the EU to further develop cooperation and to intensify policy coordination in the Southern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. The new Strategic Dialogue between the EU and Turkey will also play an important role...
Central Asia, the Caucasus, and 21st Century Security, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
The Caucasus and Central Asia, where Eurasia joins South Asia and the Middle East, look vulnerable. Burdened by inadequate, but authoritarian governance, ethnic conflict, economic challenges, corruption, and other difficulties, none of the...
The North Caucasus: A View from Tbilisi, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
This paper examines the causes behind the widespread and never ending violence in the North Caucasus which hinders the transformation of Russia into a modern democratic state and an inclusive nation. Furthermore, it concentrates on the trends...
Turkish Model For the Arab World?, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
A successful democratic transition requires not merely the change of elites at the helm of the state, but also a dismantlement of the authoritarian structures, establishment of democratic checks and balances, free media, effective political...
Turkey and South Stream: Turco-Russian Rapprochement and the Future of the Southern Corridor, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
Turkey and Russia have been engaged in what amounts to bargaining over the realization of a range of energy projects, which demarcate the contours of a grand energy package. Russia is keen to secure Turkey’s backing for its flagship South...
Rethinking the European Union's Economic Relations with the Mediterranean: A Historical Opportunity, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
The article aims to provide an analysis of the current state of the European Union’s relations with the Mediterranean from a political economy perspective, and elaborates on the implications of the “Arab Spring” for the...
Zero Problems with Neighbors: The Case of Georgia, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
Georgia and Turkey enjoy close ties and have smooth political relations. Turkey’s main concerns vis-à-vis Georgia are economy and trade links. Consequently, Turkey managed to replace Russia as Georgia’s biggest trade partner,...
Turkey's Challenge to Realist World Order, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
This paper analyzes Turkish foreign policy activism in recent years with reference to transformations at global, regional and societal levels. By dint of these changes, the paper argues that Turkey has become more able to pursue a value-based foreign...
Turkey, Cyprus and the Turkish Cypriot Political Parties: The Ephemeral Catalyst of EU?, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
The article investigates Turkey’s impact on the Turkish Cypriot political parties before, during and after the Annan Plan referenda. It is argued that before the referenda on the “Annan Plan”, a variety of reasons (the most...
Questioning Turkey's China Trade, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
Turkey’s current foreign policy is marked by a multidimensional and proactive stance with an emphasis on economic relations both at a bilateral and multilateral level. An important component of this new paradigm is improving relations with...
The EU Accession: A Window of Opportunity for Local Authorities in Turkey, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
This opinion piece aims to underline the potential importance of the European Union accession process for local authorities in Turkey. The EU accession process can be a window of opportunity for local politics in Turkey regardless of whether...
PISA 2009: Where does Turkey Stand?, Summer 2011Monday, September 5, 2011
The dependency ratio (the ratio of the number of children and the elderly to the number of the working-age people) is decreasing significantly in Turkey, offering a very important opportunity for the country to accelerate its socio-economic...
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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