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Whose Neighborhood?: Power and Value Struggles in Europe’s East, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
This issue of Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) focuses on the geopolitical contests and clashes of visions in the common neighborhood of the EU, Russia, and Turkey. Besides featuring critical analysis on the divergence of identity conceptions and...
Interview with Toomas Hendrik Ilves: The Choice to be European, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
In an exclusive interview with TPQ, the President of Estonia shares his perspectives on issues ranging from cyber security to transatlantic relations and the dynamics of the Eastern Neighborhood of the EU. He underlines his conviction that all...
What is Next for NATO?, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Throughout the last 65 years of NATO history, the focus of the Alliance has evolved and adapted to its geopolitical environment; this is no different today. NATO’s strength and capabilities are inherently based on forming, sustaining,...
A Shared Neighborhood, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The worrying events in Kiev have shown us that peace and stability in Eastern Europe should not be taken for granted; on the contrary, they should be carefully fostered and protected. Both Turkey and Romania wish to have a stable and prosperous...
Russia and Turkey: Reformatting the Partnership, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Despite their sharp disagreements over the civil war in Syria, Russia and Turkey have managed to strengthen bilateral ties, primarily through top-level diplomacy executed by President Putin and Prime Minister Erdoğan. Energy matters, which used to...
After Vilnius: The Future of EU-Ukraine Relations, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Almost three months ago, Ukrainian’s took to the streets following the decision of their government to freeze the signing of an Association and Trade Agreement with the EU. While the protests began as a result of this decision they rapidly...
European Values and Continental Geopolitics, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Discussing EU policy and leverage in its Eastern neighborhood, Knaus argues that the EU should support the democratization of all of its eastern neighbors. For the people of these countries to be able to choose their future, the EU should oppose...
Will Shale Energy Remake U.S. Foreign Policy?, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The American shale oil and gas boom has crowned the U.S. as an emerging energy superpower. This development is beginning to influence U.S. strategic posture in the Middle East and Central Asia. But given the early state of knowledge and technology,...
Turkey: A Regional Gas Hub?, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
This article aims to explore the real potential of Turkey to become a regional natural gas hub by focusing on the current situation of gas producing countries around Turkey, and then moving to the future prospects of gas cooperation in the region. To...
Seized and Missed Opportunities in Vilnius, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
This article examines the significance, outcomes, and implications of the third Eastern Partnership summit of the EU, which was held on 28-29 November 2013 in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. Despite the significant progress in the partnerships of...
Armenia: Caught Between Russia and Europe, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
In September 2013, the Armenian President surprised many by announcing a sudden “U-turn” in Armenian policy, promising that Armenia would join Russia’s “Customs Union” project. That single decision significantly weakened...
Elections in Turkey: Fair or Fraud-Ridden?, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Even though elections in Turkey are generally considered “free and fair” by the international community, there are procedures that cast a shadow of doubt. This is particularly the case regarding some practices of the Supreme Election...
Regime Stability in Azerbaijan, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Despite predictions of a fourth wave of democratization and the assumption that socio-economic development would lead to democratization, Azerbaijan has consolidated a political system with authoritarian features. This article identifies both the...
PROJECT PAPER: Turkey’s Power in the Post-Soviet Region, Winter 2014Wednesday, February 5, 2014
One of the main beneficiaries of the tectonic shifts in the balance of power between key players in the post-Soviet region could be Turkey, an emerging medium-sized power. However, its influence in this region will depend on its ability to resolve...
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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