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Seeking Security in an Age of “Awakening”, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  This issue of Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) focuses on the rapid and fundamental change in the strategic map of the Middle East. In addition to examining the rise of people power and geopolitical shifts in the region, we look at...
Interview with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
In this exclusive interview with TPQ, the Honorable Secretary General provides an overview of the major developments of the past two years in Turkey’s neighborhood, including the Libya operation and the crisis in Syria, and...
Interview with Taner Yıldız, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  Turkey has been considered the most trustworthy country by investors for the past ten years. With the energy sector becoming a significant factor in the expansion of the Turkish economy, domestic and foreign investors’...
France and Turkey: New Horizons for a Long-Standing Relationship, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  The President of the French Republic has marked France’s will to establish a “stable and trusting relationship” with Turkey. This relationship should reflect the centuries-old friendship between our countries, our...
Transforming the U.S.-Turkey Alliance, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  Today, significant changes within Turkey and tectonic shifts in the geopolitics of the surrounding region are casting the U.S.-Turkish alliance in a new light. Senator John McCain outlines these changes, explains that the strategic...
Comprehensive Security in Turkey: The Rise of a Social Democratic Alternative, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s ascent to the leadership of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) in May 2010 represents the rise of a social democratic challenge to the current securitized policy discourse and practice in...
NATO and Energy Securıty: Infrastructure Protection and Beyond, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  Over the past years, energy security has turned into a major theme of the international security debate. As an Alliance that provides protection for almost 900 million citizens, NATO has a legitimate role to play in energy...
European Defense in the Age of Austerity: Meeting the EU Level of Ambition, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  During the Chicago NATO Summit 2012 which was held between the 20th and the 21st of May, one of the main issues discussed was how to meet the level of defense capabilities needed in the age of austerity. Solutions proposed...
What Went Wrong with the “Zero Problem with Neighbors” Doctrine?, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  With the “Arab Spring”, long-standing institutional structures have turned upside down both within the region and in Turkey’s relations with the regional states. Turkey’s “zero problem” doctrine...
Sino-U.S. Rivalry in Southeast Asia, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The rise of China as a regional and global power has been unprecedented in world history. It has elevated itself from an utterly impoverished agrarian society to one of the most powerful economies, advancing the world towards a...
Assessing the Impact of Track Two Initiatives on the Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  Despite the twenty-year-long OSCE Minsk Group’s mediation efforts concerning the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, so far no tangible results have been achieved  in  the  official...
A “Kurdish Reset”: Erdoğan’s Last Chance?, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  The recent resurgence of PKK violence, coupled by a noticeable lag in the constitutional reform process, has led critics to assume that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s promises to the Kurds, Turkey’s largest...
Turkey’s Syria Problem: A Talking Timeline of Events, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  This article analyzes the stages of the Syrian crisis’ escalation and the various Turkish reactions. Each stage of Turkey’s management of the crisis reveals certain features of its foreign policy. By examining its...
Turkey’s Foreign Policy in the AKP Era: Has There Been a Shift in the Axis?, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  Considered to be merely reactionary at the beginning of the past century, Turk-ish foreign policy has undergone an important transformation in the past decade, making Turkey an influential actor in regional as well as world politics. As...
An Alliance between Greece, Turkey, and Israel?, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  This article attempts to present an overview of the relations between three key players in the Mediterranean, offering proposals for ending regional disputes and creating a legitimate partnership which will be referred to as the...
Why So Much Stability? An Overview of the Azerbaijani Political System, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  Despite recent upheavals in the Middle East and the celebration of what has been called the “fourth wave of democracy,” some countries still couple authoritarian rule with a high degree of stability. In the South...
TPQ Roundtable: The New Game of Energy in Turkey and its Neighborhood, Fall 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  On 31 October 2012, Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ), in conjunction with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), hosted a roundtable discussion on the evolving dynamics of energy politics in Turkey’s neighborhood, which took...
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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