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ForewordFriday, September 4, 2020
TPQ’s Summer issue, NATO in 2020 and Beyond: New Strategies and Frontiers, offers insights on the Alliance’s current challenges and future security trends, while offering a look into Euro-Atlantic relations in the coming decade. It is...
NATO Strengthens Resilience in Response to Covid-19 PandemicNATO Strengthens Resilience in Response to Covid-19 PandemicFriday, September 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for NATO and for our nations, and it continues to have a profound impact on our people and our economies. The pandemic has proven once again that we live in an interconnected world and that we face...
Turkey, NATO, And the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship in a Declining Liberal OrderTurkey, NATO, And the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship in a Declining Liberal OrderFriday, September 4, 2020
2022 will be the seventieth anniversary of Turkey’s entry into NATO. NATO itself recently celebrated its own seventieth birthday in 2019. The fact that an alliance has endured this long must be because NATO has always been more than an...
Ukraine, NATO, and RussiaUkraine, NATO, and RussiaFriday, September 4, 2020
Since regaining its independence in the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse nearly 30 years ago, Ukraine has sought to build links with the West. This includes ties with institutions such as NATO, with which Ukraine has established a...
Georgia and NATO: A Small Country in Search of SecurityGeorgia and NATO: A Small Country in Search of SecurityFriday, September 4, 2020
The world has rarely changed so rapidly and so profoundly as at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. These changes were felt most intensely in Central and Eastern Europe. Within a few years, the Cold War ended, Germany reunited, the...
The Likelihood of Cooperation Between China and NATOThe Likelihood of Cooperation Between China and NATOFriday, September 4, 2020
According to a Eurostat report, in 2017 the 27 Member States of the EU represented 16 percent of the world’s GDP, while China and the US represented 16.4 and 16.3 percent respectively.[1] China’s growing economic strength and...
NATO’s Digital Public Diplomacy During the Covid-19 PandemicNATO’s Digital Public Diplomacy During the Covid-19 PandemicFriday, September 4, 2020
Crises are the best and the worst of times for international organizations to engage in public diplomacy. On the one hand, publics pay close attention to political messages in times of crisis, rendering the impact of well-designed public diplomacy...
Macedonia in NATO: What Has Changed? Macedonia in NATO: What Has Changed? Friday, September 4, 2020
Surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have brought good news for North Macedonia (hereafter in the text, Macedonia), at least with regard to its international position. On 27 March 2020, the instrument of ratification of the North Atlantic...
Uncharted Waters: Europe and the End of Nuclear Arms ControlUncharted Waters: Europe and the End of Nuclear Arms ControlFriday, September 4, 2020
In the summer of 2019, the Administration of US President Donald Trump decided to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Since 2014, the United States had been publicly accusing Moscow of violating the Treaty by flight-testing a...
Turkey and the Idlib Crisis: Lingering Dilemmas and Future ProspectsTurkey and the Idlib Crisis: Lingering Dilemmas and Future ProspectsFriday, September 4, 2020
Turkey’s Idlib challenge has been a product of the evolution of the Syrian crisis. In many ways, Idlib has emerged as a major stress test on Turkey’s Syria policy, as several high-stake issues overlapped around the fate of the small...
The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Oil Markets: Myths and Conspiracy TheoriesThe Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Oil Markets: Myths and Conspiracy TheoriesFriday, September 4, 2020
At the start of 2020, Brent crude oil was trading at almost 70 dollars/barrel; by April 2020, it had fallen to 20 dollars/barrel, contributing to the pandemic-induced economic crisis already faced by countries that depend upon oil exports. As of June...
Navigating the US-China Competition in CyberspaceNavigating the US-China Competition in CyberspaceFriday, September 4, 2020
Although cyberspace represents a relatively new facet of the US-China relationship, controversies within this domain have rapidly evolved into critical and contentious issues in the eyes of both parties, affecting a wide swath of policy areas such as...
The Potential Economic Effects of Artificial Intelligence The Potential Economic Effects of Artificial Intelligence Friday, September 4, 2020
New technologies, such as 3D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, nanotechnology, and quantum computing, have started to change our economies and societies dramatically. Along with these technologies, a new era has...
Turkey’s Role in China’s Soft Balancing Strategy in the Middle EastTurkey’s Role in China’s Soft Balancing Strategy in the Middle EastFriday, September 4, 2020
The geopolitical importance of the Middle East has been sharply rising since 1990, particularly because of its oil and gas reserves that respectively amount to 50 percent and 47 percent of the world’s supply.[1] The region has thus become a...
Is It Time to Reconsider the Turkey-EU Customs Union?Is It Time to Reconsider the Turkey-EU Customs Union?Friday, September 4, 2020
The global trade system as we know it today stems from the early post-war period when liberalization was the new paradigm, and tariffs were progressively slashed under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which supported the development...
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Foreword TPQ’s Summer issue, NATO in 2020 and Beyond: New Strategies and Frontiers, offers insights on the Alliance’s current challenges and future security trends, while offering a look into Euro-Atlantic relations in the coming decade. It is clear that as the international security landscape is rapidly changing, member states’ capabilities, resilience, and most importantly, their...
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