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ForwardTuesday, September 10, 2019
With this Summer 2019 issue—the publication’s 70th—we are proud to present our readers with TPQ 2.0. Over the past 18 years, the Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) has established itself as a trusted and independent source of analysis...
Women’s Piece of SecurityWomen’s Piece of SecuritySunday, September 8, 2019
“Resolution 1325 was one of the crowning achievements of the global women’s movement and one of the most inspired decisions of the United Nations Security Council.”[1] The adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution...
NATO at 70: How Trump Has Strengthened the AllianceNATO at 70: How Trump Has Strengthened the AllianceSunday, September 8, 2019
NATO’s foreign ministers gathered in Washington, D.C. in April 2019 to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Alliance. The festivities hardly masked the profound anxiety about NATO’s future felt on both sides of the Atlantic –...
Return of Women from ISIS Controlled Territory: The Challenge for TurkeyReturn of Women from ISIS Controlled Territory: The Challenge for TurkeySunday, September 8, 2019
ISIS’s demise has left neighboring countries, including Turkey, with new and complex challenges, including what to do with thousands of foreign women and children who lived under the group.[1] Many Western countries are refusing to engage with...
The Evolving Russian Challenge to EU Energy SecurityThe Evolving Russian Challenge to EU Energy SecuritySunday, September 8, 2019
Political attention and research on the Russian challenge to the EU’s energy security has notably declined in the last couple of years, despite Russia maintaining its share in the EU import of oil and natural gas. This decline of interest is...
Women, Peace and Security Agenda: A Roadmap for TurkeyWomen, Peace and Security Agenda: A Roadmap for TurkeySunday, September 8, 2019
If you are a reader of Turkey’s international relations, there is a big chance that as of July 2019, you have become an expert on S-400s, the Russian missile defense system that Turkey purchased despite the concerns and economic sanction...
The Belt and Road Initiative and  The US “Indo-Pacific” StrategyThe Belt and Road Initiative and The US “Indo-Pacific” StrategySunday, September 8, 2019
In 2013, President Xi Jinping raised the important initiative of jointly building a Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st century Maritime Silk Road, known today as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Since then, the BRI has attracted widespread...
Enhanced Sino-Russian Partnership: Implications for the EUEnhanced Sino-Russian Partnership: Implications for the EUSunday, September 8, 2019
“President Putin is one of my closest friends and a great colleague!” This is how the Chinese President Xi Jinping referred to his Russian counterpart during his official visit to Moscow in June 2019.[1] The visit, which overlapped with...
Deconstructing the Turkey, US, NATO, Russia Relationship: What Now?Deconstructing the Turkey, US, NATO, Russia Relationship: What Now?Sunday, September 8, 2019
As of this writing, Turkey-US Relations are in a state of utter confusion. At least for the short term, while it did appear that Turkey had weathered the storm resulting from its acquisition of the S-400 air and missile defense system from Russia,...
Can Technology Bolster Europe’s Transatlantic Weakness?Can Technology Bolster Europe’s Transatlantic Weakness?Sunday, September 8, 2019
Transatlantic Relations: NATO and the US Behind the weakening of transatlantic relations lie several reasons, such as the fear of Washington’s withdrawal from NATO, the overt critique of Europe’s underspending on defense, the value...
Turkey’s Military Power in the 2000s: An Assessment for Measurement MethodsTurkey’s Military Power in the 2000s: An Assessment for Measurement MethodsSunday, September 8, 2019
For Realism, the leading international relations theory, differences in military power have grave importance in understanding international politics. Power transition and hegemonic stability theories also look at fluctuations in military powers of...
The Impacts of Climate Change on Human SecurityThe Impacts of Climate Change on Human SecuritySunday, September 8, 2019
According to Europe’s Copernicus satellite monitoring system, June 2019 was the warmest June ever on record.[1] Figure 1 shows that the earth’s temperature has risen to its highest levels, and that global temperatures have increased by an...
The Strong Energy Bridge between Turkey and Azerbaijan The Strong Energy Bridge between Turkey and Azerbaijan Sunday, September 8, 2019
The cultural unity between Azerbaijan and Turkey dates back centuries. This unity was further solidified when Turkey became the first country to recognize the Azerbaijan Republic, which declared its independence in 1991. Since then, the relations...
Global Energy TransformationGlobal Energy TransformationSunday, September 8, 2019
Monitoring the Current Progress in Global Energy Transformation The Paris Climate Agreement aims to limit the average global temperature rise to below 2°C by the end of this century. Around two-thirds of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
The 2019 Municipal  Elections in Turkey: A Democratic EarthquakeThe 2019 Municipal Elections in Turkey: A Democratic EarthquakeSunday, September 8, 2019
The 2019 Municipal elections were a political and electoral earthquake for both the incumbent actors in Turkey and President Erdoğan. For the first time in 25 years, the ruling right-wing conservative AKP lost the Municipal elections decisively while...