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From The Desk Of The EditorFriday, June 16, 2017
This issue of TPQ comes at a time when global instability is arguably at its highest point since the end of World War II. The Western-led liberal world order that emerged in its wake, anchored by NATO and bolstered by multilateral institutions such...
NATO’S Ongoing Adaptability Amidst Rising Security ChallengesFriday, June 16, 2017
NATO is the most successful alliance in history because it has been able to adapt to keep pace with an ever-changing security environment. In his insightful new book, How NATO Adapts: Strategy and Organization in the Atlantic Alliance Since 1950,...
Resetting The Turkey-EU RelationshipFriday, June 16, 2017
How can one describe the relationship between Turkey and the European Union (EU) – one that has gone through so many variations? At present, we are going through another difficult phase. This is not new, as there have been highs and lows...
Tackling Populism In Europe With A New Form Of Public DiplomacyFriday, June 16, 2017
Giovanni Sartori underlined rightly that democracy needs to be complicated but must be still easy enough to be explained. Europe’s landscape of societies is very diverse. The idea that “there are not Member States, but Member...
Pulling The EU Out Of Its Existential CrisisFriday, June 16, 2017
The historical roots of the European Union lie in the Second World War. The principle objective of the European Economic Community (EEC) upon its establishment was to prevent another bloody war to and eradicate the effects of the Second World War...
The Future Of Europe’s Defense: NATO Or An EU Army?Friday, June 16, 2017
US, and backed by its own globally-effective military. Instead, the North Atlantic Alliance, heavily influenced by and based on the US’ military assets – as well as other non-EU states including Canada and Turkey – emerged once...
Russia’s “Post-West World Order”: Why Turkey MattersFriday, June 16, 2017
The end of the bipolar world opened a new chapter in the discussion of security institutions’ role in and around Europe. One of the approaches suggested was that given that the Cold War was over, two of its major military blocs – NATO...
Trump’s First 100 Days And US-Turkey RelationsFriday, June 16, 2017
The major leaders of the Western world largely shuddered amid the new US president’s bold and controversial cry of “America First!” following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on 20...
Turkey Under Cyber FireFriday, June 16, 2017
Cyberattacks have become part of our daily lives. The last great offensive occurred on 12 May 2017 in a global attack that compromised over a quarter million computers worldwide. A ransomware (a malicious software that encrypts files on the computer...
Populism And Closing Civic Space: A Post-Truth ChallengeFriday, June 16, 2017
The wave of populism currently facing the world is fed by profound changes in international relations and a surge in nationalist and/or populist parties. Recent and upcoming elections are worrying in terms of right-wing populism further influencing...
The New Turks: How The Influx Of Syrians Is Changing Turkey Friday, June 16, 2017
It was April 2011 when the first group of Syrians crossed the border into Turkey. The 252 Syrians who moved to the town of Yayladağı, Hatay came from villages adjacent to the Turkish border.[1] They were fleeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad...
Shifting Balances Of Power In The Syrian Conflict Friday, June 16, 2017
Syria is the perfect example of a failed state occupying territory, subjected to the controversial ambitions of foreign powers. It has been transformed into a theater of shifting alliance positions among numerous actors including the US, Russia, and...
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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