Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Starting Over: US-Turkish Relations in the Post-Iraq War Era, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
During the nineties, Turks and Americans found they had become more, not less important to one another than during the Cold War, and declared themselves "strategic partners."  The meaning of that phrase was changing even before George Bush decided...
The AKP's Foreign Policy: Learning it in the Hard Way, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
Turkey is the center of international attention once again for a host of reasons which have to do with her geo-strategic location, and the unique fact that she has a secular parliamentary democracy despite being a predominantly Islamic country. The...
One Calorie Islam: Turkey's Light Muslims and the West, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
After a long period characterized by close collaboration between the U.S. and Turkey, Turkey became a reluctant ally when the fight was taken to Bagdad. Turkey’s hesitance did not stem from its sympathy for Saddam or any doubt regarding its...
Reluctant Ally, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
After a long period characterized by close collaboration between the US and Turkey, Turkey became a reluctant ally when the fight was taken to Bagdad. Turkey’s hesitance did not stem from its sympathy for Saddam or any doubt regarding its...
A Sea of Change: Civil Society and Turkish Politics, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
For a long time Turkey has been administrated by a political triangle,  where a few people at the top of the triangle were the agenda-setters and the decision makers. Media and business interests were basically in line with this philosophy and...
Benchmarking the New Government, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
The most remarkable feature of the November elections was the decisive victory of the AKP, a party associated with Islamist politics. The second distinguishing feature was the restoration of a bipolar political system, in other words the emergence...
The New Government and the Economy : What is in Store?, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
  The new Turkish government took office in  November 2002. The Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the November elections and established a single-party government. Although it has Islamic roots, the party can be classified as a...
A Review of Possible Economic Developments: What are AKP's Plans?, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
  The new government formed after the elections was received positively both in financial markets and business circles. During the first five months, it can be said that the AKP government has made significant progress on most of the points...
Possible Transformations of Collective Security Arrangements in the Post-September 11 Era, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
This concept will be analyzed in relation to the role of identity-building in the formation of collective security arrangements. Coercion has been one of the indispensable stimulants in state building. It is evident that anything, which is...
U.S. Policy in The Black Sea Region, Spring 2003Thursday, June 5, 2003
The new Turkish government took office in  November 2002. The Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the November elections and established a single-party government. Although it has Islamic roots, the party can be classified as a center-right...
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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