Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
NATO's Future in Turkey's Neighborhood, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
For this Fall 2011 issue of TPQ, we have centered the debate around security in Turkey’s neighborhood, with a particular focus on NATO’s role therein. In keeping with our 10-year track record of covering debates on...
Turkey and NATO's Approach to Cooperative Security, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
The current security environment is defined with uncertainty. The risks are increased and threats are varied. NATO needs not only new 21st century capabilities but also new ways of thinking and working. It must be the primary forum for...
Turkey's Vibrant Export Trends, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
The Republic of Turkey is now only 12 years away from celebrating its 100th anniversary. On the journey that started with 50,000 dollars worth of exports in 1923, we are aiming to attain a value of 500 billion dollars by 2023,...
Republican People's Party (CHP) on Turkey and NATO, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
NATO, with its array of hard, soft, and smart power assets possesses a huge potential for peace, security, and stability. This potential assumes additional significance in the context of widening national upheavals across...
Sustainable Security in the Middle East: NATO' Role?, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
The emergence of new concerns at national, regional and global levels on the sustainability of security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been followed by development of new paradigms for tackling instability and...
New Security Challenges and NATO's Future, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
Attacks on NATO’s governments and their citizens are more likely these days to come in the form of electronic malware through fiber optic cables, or improvised explosive devices in mass transportation systems, or extreme weather...
NATO's Libya Test, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
NATO’s Strategic Concept, while in no way de-emphasizing expeditionary operations, put a greater focus on asymmetrical new threats (i.e. cyber, missile); Libya yanked the Alliance back to reality and demonstrated that it would be...
How the Arab Spring is Transforming Turkish American Relations, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
Once called the “Model Partnership,” the Turkey-U.S. relations were in a semi-crises mode by the time the Arab Spring began in the early months of 2011. Much of the initial optimism that was created following the...
Lessons in Humility: Intervention from Sarajevo to Kabul, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
In 1995, some observers and policymakers might have expected that the international deployment in Bosnia would be an exceptional event. It soon became obvious, however, that Bosnia was only the first in a succession of ambitious...
NATO-EU Cooperation and Turkey, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
NATO-EU cooperation almost came to a halt after 2004. This article scrutinizes the evolution of NATO-EU cooperation and argues that the major problem with regard to this cooperation cooperation goes beyond the vetoes by Turkey and...
Turkey as a NATO Partner: Reality vs. Rhetoric, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
This paper aims to provide a critical assessment of the rhetoric used by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) towards the United States and the NATO. In addition, the analysis aims to shed light on Turkish public opinion polls...
Black Sea Region as a Security Challenge for Ukraine, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
The author analyzes security challenges and threats for Ukraine in the Black Sea region. Additionally, such spheres as frozen conflict resolution, naval security, missile defense system deployment, and competition with the neighboring...
Religion and Conflict: Radicalism and Violence in the North Caucasus, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
Lately, the North Caucasus has become a major attraction point due to a great number of events and the worrisome trend in the region, with a big impact on the Russian Federation, on the one hand, and on the Wider Black Sea Region, on...
Azerbaijan-Russia Relations after Five-Day War: Friendship, Enmity, or Pragmatism?, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
Azerbaijan-Russia relations have experienced many ups and downs throughout the modern history of both countries, from closing of the borders and accusing each other of supporting separatism to cordial statement of strategic importance....
The Struggle for Power in the Indo-Pacific, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
For the foreseeable future, stability in the Indo-Pacific rests on the degree to which the United States continues to forward and base hundreds of thousands of its military forces, along with ships, submarines, and fighter planes. A...
Green Energy: Practice and Experiment in the Black Sea Region, Fall 2011Monday, December 5, 2011
This article presents a comparative analysis of Green Economy development in the Black Sea region in the context of global trends seeking to reduce fossil fuels exploration through expanding utilization of renewable sources 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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