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From ISIL to Crimea: Upheavals in Orders and Borders, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
This issue of TPQ comes at a time when the relationship of the West with Russia is at its most difficult since the Cold War, and a new cold war is said to be in the making in the Middle East. Turkey is between the two hotspots where this geopolitical...
NATO Today: Facing Challenges from the East and South, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
The Euro-Atlantic security situation is more complicated than it has been since the end of the Cold War. There are major security challenges pressing in on Alliance territory across an arc from east to south, and those challenges risk spreading into...
Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
The Middle East region is undergoing its most difficult time in this century. Iraq’s invasion has indeed caused widespread repercussions. The failure of efforts between Turkey and Iran to come to terms with one another in leading the...
The End of “Stability” in the EU’s Neighborhood, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
The period of “stability” in the neighborhood (that started with the development of the European Neighborhood Policy in 2004 and ended at the end of 2010 with the crackdown in Belarus and the Arab Spring in early 2011), which was...
Nervous Neighbors: Five Years after the Armenia-Turkey Protocols, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
Five years after the signing of the protocols that aimed at normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey, the author argues that the tension between Yerevan and Ankara has mounted to a level never seen before. He cites the protocols’...
Turkish Trade with Abkhazia: An Apple of Discord for Georgia, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
This article discusses how trade between Turkey and Abkhazia increased recently, to the detriment of trust between Georgia and Turkey. As Turkish vessels continue violating Georgia’s territorial integrity, Tbilisi has no appetite for seeing...
The Ukrainian Crisis: A New Context for a Transnistrian Settlement, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
The recent political changes in the region, such as Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Moldova’s signature of an Association Agreement with the EU, have transformed the political context of the Transnistrian problem, ongoing for the past...
Crimean Tatars and Russia’s Annexation of Crimea, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
Throughout history, the Crimean Tatars have challenged Russian aggression by utilizing two main strategies: engaging and confronting. Since its annexation of Crimea in March 2014, Russia has left no room for engagement and has demanded the complete...
Engaging Russia’s Near Abroad from Above, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
Aviation is a major globalizing force for the transfer of people, goods, and power, as well as a tool of positive statecraft. Through intergovernmental and transnational relationships, the United States and European Union have helped countries such...
Multidimensional Competition in the Black Sea Region, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
On geo-economic and security grounds, the Black Sea region qualifies to play a much more essential role for Europe, the Middle East, and Asia than it is currently accorded. However, the recent instability in southeastern Ukraine is a trigger for...
The New Regional “Game of Thrones”, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
A real-life “Game of Thrones” is developing in the wider region surrounding the Black Sea and beyond, extending to the Middle East, Southeast Europe, and Mediterranean regions, through multileveled approaches to security and strategy....
Chatham House Istanbul Roundtable: Realignment in MENA, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
The Chatham House Istanbul Roundtable was created in 2010, one year prior to the Arab Spring, to explore developments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. No one at that time could have anticipated the collapse of republican...
TPQ  Roundtable:Will All Pipelines Lead to Turkey?, Fall 2014Friday, December 5, 2014
TPQ convened a discussion on the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) this Fall to assess geostrategic and economic dynamics of this route, for which the first foundations were laid in Baku on 20 September 2014. The speakers stressed the strategic importance...
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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