Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
From the Caspian to the Mediterranean: Securing Energy and Protecting the Environment, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  This issue of TPQ focuses on the interrelated themes of energy geopolitics, sustainable growth, political reform, and environmental protection in Turkey’s neighborhood, from the Caspian across the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.  ...
The Mediterranean: A Symbol of the Wounds and the Hopes of Our Earth, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  The Mediterranean has always been at the heart of major upheavals of history because of its geographical position at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and Asia. At the present time, it epitomizes most of the dangers...
Cities and Sustainability, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  Cities play a crucial role in the successful implementation of sustainable development policies. The Metropolitan Mayor of Istanbul outlines the steps taken to render this important city more environment-friendly –...
Turkey’s Economic Development in the Last Decade, Policy Issues and the CHP Perspective, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  During the last decade in which the AKP government has been in power, the Turkish economy’s average growth rate was relatively high but not above the long run historic level. A structurally high current account deficit,...
Turkey’s Dramatic Shift toward Iraqi Kurdistan: Politics before Peace Pipelines, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Ankara’s dramatic and positive shift toward Erbil is driven primarily by its aim to elevate its credentials as an energy transit hub, but is also in line with the AKP’s policies towards the domestic Kurdish issue. Regardless of...
Arab Spring Status Report: Where is Tunisia Heading?, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  First it was a civil revolt carried out by an unstructured civil society movement, not inspired by any ideology or leader – not even the Islamist agenda. The months following the “Jasmine Revolution”, many were...
The Southern Corridor: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan’s Gas Legacy, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  A decade or so ago, the questions of how to get the bulk of Azerbaijan’s oil and gas to Western markets led to historic decisions to build both the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum (BTE) export pipelines. The need...
The New Energy Triangle of Cyprus-Greece-Israel: Casting a Net for Turkey?, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  A long-running speculation over massive natural gas reserves in the tumultuous area of the Southeastern Mediterranean became a reality in December 2011 and the discovery's timing along with other grave and interwoven events...
Iraq: Turkey’s Energy Trump Card, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  Turkey’s impressive economic growth has been fueled by soaring energy consumption which is likely to continue over the years to come. However as Turkey risks to increase its current account deficit by five billion dollars with each ten...
Putin’s Return to Power and Medvedev’s Legacy, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  Putin’s return to the presidency has been orchestrated as the resounding confirmation of the system of creeping authoritarianism and crippling political patronage he created during his first two terms in office. It dispelled...
Mapping the American - Turkish Business Partnership: From Piri Reis to 2023, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Since the 1990’s, American as well as other global firms have seen Turkey as an excellent platform from which to launch into regional markets, including Russia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. U.S. firms have an opportunity to utilize...
A Complicated Decision: Why Turkey is not Likely to Follow in Iran’s Nuclear Footsteps, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The regional security dilemma stemming from Iran’s nuclear program has led many to speculate about whether or not Turkey will opt to pursue a nuclear weapons capability. Since 2006, Turkey has been named as one of the states likely to seek out...
Between Energy and Soft Pan-Turkism: Turkey and the Turkic Republics, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Central Asia and Azerbaijan became a key arena of competition between global and regional powers in Eurasia. Though Turkey is one of the most important players in the region, it remains second rank. Due to...
The Future of Amerıcan Investment in Post-Mubarak Egypt, Summer 2012Wednesday, September 5, 2012
This article aims at forecasting the future of American enterprise in post-Mubarak Egypt by examining U.S. economic, political, and military interactions over the past half century in the Middle East. Egypt has been a long-time ally of the United...
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...
STAY CONNECTED
SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER
FACEBOOK
PARTNERS