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From the Desk of the EditorFriday, September 28, 2018
TPQ’s Summer 2018 issue marks the 11th annual edition that we are publishing with the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. This long-standing partnership has helped TPQ in its efforts to feature nuanced and diverse opinions on the...
The Ocean: A New Idea for our WorldThe Ocean: A New Idea for our WorldFriday, September 28, 2018
In Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, Jules Verne writes, “The globe began with sea, so to speak; and who knows if it will not end with it?”[1] Humanity has long known that its origin derives from the ocean, but we too often ignore...
NATO Delivers: Toward a Faster, Stronger AllianceNATO Delivers: Toward a Faster, Stronger AllianceFriday, September 28, 2018
Founded in 1949 with 12 members from North America and Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has grown through seven rounds of enlargement into a defense Alliance of 29 sovereign nations.[1] Turkey joined the Alliance in 1952 and...
Turkey’s Relations with NATO & Russia: A Foreign Policy Impasse? Turkey’s Relations with NATO & Russia: A Foreign Policy Impasse? Friday, September 28, 2018
July will be remembered as a very critical month of 2018 in terms of its effects on international relations and developments in global security issues. The NATO Summit in Brussels between the 11th and 12th of July marked the...
Turkey: The NATO Alliance’s Wild CardTurkey: The NATO Alliance’s Wild CardFriday, September 28, 2018
There is no question that since Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took the helm of Turkey in 2003, there have been major changes in the country as well as with its relationship to its allies and the world. In recent years, the country’s trajectory has been...
The Unique Nature of Modernizing the Customs UnionThe Unique Nature of Modernizing the Customs UnionFriday, September 28, 2018
It is no secret that Turkey-EU relations are becoming more transactional in nature, despite the fact that neither of the parties is willing to put a formal end to the dormant accession process. Currently both parties—which do not have a clear...
The Art of Making Critical DecisionsThe Art of Making Critical DecisionsFriday, September 28, 2018
In 2000, I went to the Olympics in Sydney, Australia. While there, I visited the famous Bondi Beach to watch big wave surfing. The ocean was dotted with hundreds of surfers; some were paddling towards the horizon, others were surfing a wave, and some...
Oil Price Volatility: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies Oil Price Volatility: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies Friday, September 28, 2018
The relationship between sharp rises in oil prices (“oil price spikes”) and the world economy can be directly observed by mapping oil prices against world GDP growth. Nonetheless, ever since the 1970s, there has been an active debate...
The Logic of Secrecy: Digital Surveillance in Turkey and Russia The Logic of Secrecy: Digital Surveillance in Turkey and Russia Friday, September 28, 2018
Turkey’s digital surveillance policy has been shaped by five events: the 2013 Gezi protests, the leakage of wiretapped government conversations (the “17-25 December incident”), the country’s growing involvement in the Syrian...
Powerful Ties: EU-Turkey Energy Relations Powerful Ties: EU-Turkey Energy Relations Friday, September 28, 2018
Energy relations have historically been central to the relationship between the European Union and Turkey. As major pipeline investments come to fruition, tensions in other areas, as well as natural gas market developments, are taking a toll on the...
The Economic Thucydides Trap between China and the US The Economic Thucydides Trap between China and the US Friday, September 28, 2018
US President Donald Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos in early 2018 marked the beginning of a seismic change in US trade policy towards much of the world. Countries got a bitter taste of what “America First” truly...
Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World by Alyssa Ayres Friday, September 28, 2018
Alyssa Ayres was originally trained as a cultural historian, having received her BA from Harvard College and her MA and P.h.D. from the University of Chicago. Her professional experience spans public and private sectors as well as the government. She...
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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