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Rethinking Turkey’s Trajectory: Perspectives on Growth and Governance, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
We at TPQ are proud to announce that this issue is our 50th! In looking back, we have hundreds of articles and dozens of roundtable discussions whose contributions to lively debate we are delighted to have facilitated. What we are probably most proud...
Drivers of Change in the Energy Industry, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
Geopolitics, price, and technology are the three factors that shape the oil and gas industry. The author traces the important junctures of the industry, from the rise of OPEC to the exploitation of US shale gas formations, to the interplay between...
The State of Law, Economy, and Stability, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
It has been observed in the recent period that, unfortunately, there is a relentless, devastating conflict among all bodies of the state. Turkey has rapidly shifted from having a separation of powers towards the union of powers as a result of a...
No Oil, but a Young Population: Turkey’s Economic Growth Prospects, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
Even though Turkey achieved remarkable results in economic growth, it needs to change its growth model for this to be sustainable. As with all emerging markets, Turkey is basically playing “catch up,” an attempt to close the gap with...
Leading Tomorrow’s Organizations, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
With each leap in technology and corresponding advancement of civilization, the optimal forms of organization and leadership also change. Through this lens, the author argues there is a strong link between the rise of the modern organization and the...
Obama’s Foreign Policy: How to Rescue it, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has received heavy criticism in recent years. Although he is occasionally lauded for “ending America’s wars,” a closer look at polling results reveals public discontentment with...
The City Branding Dilemma: What Makes a Global City Brand?, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
In his article, the author argues that city branding is a kind of life buoy for some local authorities and governments to attract investors and tourists. It is overused, misused, and makes many people think of superficial marketing tricks. In most...
Interview With Michael Hoffmann: TAP’s Role in European Energy Security, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
The EU’s long term goal regarding energy security is to become independent from one single gas supplier, increasing competition by having diverse energy suppliers. For these reasons, the EU promotes the Southern Gas Corridor, a strategically...
Turkey’s Energy Strategy: Kurdistan over Iraq, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
Turkey seeks to position itself at the crossroads of international hydrocarbon transport infrastructure networks. A lack of domestic hydrocarbon resources, a growing demand for energy, and increasing insecurity across the region has led Turkey to...
TTIP: An Economic NATO in Formation, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
When the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreements come into effect, the tectonic plates under global trade and investment flows will move. Turkey will be profoundly impacted. With no seat at...
The EU, US, and Russia: Consequences of Financial Warfare, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
The role of EU and US sanctions against Russia over Ukraine has been the subject of much popular debate, although unfortunately a debate that does not lend itself to easy conclusions. Questions commonly posed are those concerning the intended means...
Climate Negotiations Without Turkey?, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
Effectively tackling climate change requires strong, wide-spread agreement and high-level policy measures on a global scale. In contrast to the former high carbon economy paradigm, the new era is defined by the de-carbonization of economic...
Will Istanbul ever be an Internationally Recognized Arbitration Center?, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
Istanbul, thanks to its unique position as a bridge linking Europe to the Middle East and Asia, is undoubtedly one of the most – if not the most – geopolitically important cities in the world. In these times of globalization,...
Turkey’s Labor Force Boom, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
While the world’s economies have been struggling to recover from the recession, Turkey’s emerging economy has continued to grow. The OECD’s data regarding labor force demographics in Turkey, the United States, and the European Union...
Wage Growth, Trade Surplus, and Domestic Development: The China Case, Summer 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
China has experienced remarkable economic growth since the transformation of its economy in the late 1980s, but its wage growth is comparatively slower. China’s income inequality has simultaneously intensified, which can be observed on many...
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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