Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Foreword, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
This issue of TPQ comes to you at the end of a tumultuous summer for Turkey and the region. The June 7 parliamentary elections seemed to herald the beginning of a new era; the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) passed the 10 percent election...
Monaco: A Distinctive, Enduring Model, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
When visitors travel to Monaco they often ask what is Monaco’s secret. In fact, there are no secrets or mysteries. This article will delve into the distinctive qualities that lend to Monaco’s success. The first key, which is obvious...
Interview with Amos Hochstein: Energy Security, Russia, & the LNG Boom, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
The cancellation of South Stream has led Russia to explore several new pipeline projects including Turkish Stream. Does Russia have the capacity to actualize these projects, and how might it play into the competition/showdown between Russia and the...
Advanced Manufacturing as the Key to Sustainability, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
Sustainable development has become synonymous with efforts to secure the present and future of humanity and the planet at large. In essence, sustainable development produces lasting economic prosperity and social value while simultaneously...
Hacking the Wealth of Nations: Managing Markets Amid Malware, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
The rise of cybersecurity as a policy challenge is a multifaceted global phenomenon. States debate how the security of digital technologies affects cyberspace, geopolitics, armed conflict, international law, and human rights. Cybersecurity has also...
The US, the EU, and Turkey: Now What?, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
The collapse of coalition talks and the scheduling of new elections for November 1st are the latest developments in a tumultuous summer for Turkey. As we started writing this article, the first news came that Turkey would open its airbase at İncirlik...
Cleaning Up World Soccer Governance, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Sepp Blatter has used his last months in office to ensure that proposed reform of the troubled world soccer body would address widespread concern about financial...
A Holistic Model to Empower Humanity, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
It is time we embrace what unites all of us and it is time we celebrate what empowers us. It is time we imagine holistic models that both unite and empower everyone at the same time. I have stumbled upon a “model” by coincidence. In this...
Coal’s Not Cool: Energy & Turkey’s Reputation, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
When international leaders meet in Paris in December this year, they will not only decide on international climate policy. They will also negotiate the world’s energy future. Fossil fuel combustion is responsible for roughly two-thirds of past...
Turkey’s Visa Policy: A Migration-Mobility Nexus, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
Turkey’s migration policies are in the spotlight today due to the fact the country is hosting the largest number of refugees in the world. As of 30 June 2015, Turkey hosts an estimated two million refugees, mostly Syrian and Iraqi,...
Can Turkey Foster Regional Stability Under UNCLOS?, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey has had a mistrust of maritime powers, and maritime commerce in general.[1] This attitude is a consequence of numerous naval defeats against the more advanced European naval powers, losses that had...
How Far Is Turkey From a Mearsheimerian Tragedy?, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
It is broadly accepted that Turkey occupies a geopolitically significant position. Its simultaneous access to different peripheries, as well as its subsequent multidimensional role, have led the country to be named “a pivotal state”[1]...
Carbon Emissions Development in China, Summer 2015Monday, September 14, 2015
Despite challenges, China is the first developing country already utilizing a cap-and-trade mechanism for emissions reductions in its energy-intensive sectors in selected regions. Turkey is also considering emissions trading in its own energy sector....
BOOK REVIEW - Thieves Of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global SecurityMonday, September 14, 2015
In Thieves of State, Sarah Chayes makes a novel and provocative argument for why governments must pay greater attention to acute corruption, by linking corruption with violent extremism.[1] In her various guises as former National Public Radio (NPR)...
TPQ EVENT ANALYSIS - Turkey’s Social Media LandscapeMonday, September 14, 2015
The subject of social media freedoms in Turkey first surfaced in a widespread way during and in the aftermath of the Gezi Park protests in 2013. The protests were characterized by the instrumental use of social media to express dissent and to call...