Turkey's Strategic Position at the Crossroads of World Affairs

Turkey's Strategic Position at the Crossroads of World Affairs

Author: Stephen J. Blank

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0898758904

Category: History

Page: 152

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"By virtue of its strategic location at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Turkey plays a pivotal role in the post-cold war system of states. It lies, one could say, at the epicenter of a series of conflicts, real and potential, in both continents. It also has enjoyed noticeable growth in both economic prosperity and democracy since 1980. And because Turkey has been, and remains, a faithful U.S. ally, Washington has called upon it to play a role in the Balkans, Near East, and former Soviet empire commensurate with its new-found political and economic development. "This report analyzes the implications of Turkey's policies and the reactions of Turkey's neighbors in three discrete chapters. The authors focus their conclusions and options for U.S. policymakers on the effect of Turkish policies in Europe, the Middle East, and the former Soviet republics The final chapter summarizes their conclusions with respect to the three regions that are so important in the search for peace and stability in these regions. "John W. MountcastleColonel, United States ArmyDirector, Strategic Studies Institute

Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey 1979-2000

Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey 1979-2000

Author: Ekavi Athanassopoulou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317694540

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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Taking the period from the end of the 1970s to the end of the 1990s, this book critically examines the evolution of the strategic relationship between the US and Turkey during this period, with a particular focus on the Middle Eastern context. Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey employs interviews with US, Turkish and Israeli officials and archival research in order to offer an alternative reading of the realities that shaped bilateral co-operation through multi-level analysis. The unraveling of these realities enlightens the reader about the past course of events but also aids the understanding of the dynamics of the relationship today. Essential reading for students and scholars of U.S. and Turkish foreign policy, this study of co-operation between a super-power and a relatively weak state in the international system will also be of use to those interested in International Relations, Diplomatic History and World Politics more broadly.

Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity

Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity

Author: Yucel Bozdaglioglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135941598

Category: History

Page: 230

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Annotation By using the core insights of the constructivist approach in international relations, this book analyses the foreign policy behaviour of Turkey. The author argues that Turkey's Western identity has influenced its foreign policy formulation and implementation since the War of Independence.

Turkey and the European Union

Turkey and the European Union

Author: J. Joseph

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230598584

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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Turkey and the European Union makes a scholarly contribution to the debate over Turkey's participation in the European integration process and the EU's future enlargement. It explores the recent history of EU-Turkish relations and looks at the prospects and challenges that Turkey's membership presents to both the EU and Turkey.

The New Geopolitics of Eurasia and Turkey's Position

The New Geopolitics of Eurasia and Turkey's Position

Author: Bulent Aras

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136333927

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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This work explores the geopolitical struggles that are currently underway in the newly independent states of the Caucasus region, showing how many players in the region are coalescing into two opposing blocs. The growing political, military and economic ties amongst the countries of these two blocs stem from a number of developments in the region, most notably the fall of the Soviet Union, and consequently the end of the Cold War and its bi-polar global alliance structure. These blocs are competing for influence in the region, and the rights to exploit and transport the rich energy resources that have been found in the Caspian Sea. The text shows how many actors have been willing to co-operate in other non-energy related issues, in the hope of receiving a financial reward when countries do decide on these matters.

Daring and Caution in Turkish Strategic Culture

Daring and Caution in Turkish Strategic Culture

Author: M. Mufti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230251151

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

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Mufti argues that Turkey's security policy is dominated by an insular and risk-averse 'Republican' strategic culture paradigm, that this paradigm has fallen into crisis, bringing some of its core elements in conflict with others, and that this crisis has permitted the reassertion of a more cosmopolitan and risk-taking 'Imperial' counter-paradigm.

Turkey in World Politics

Turkey in World Politics

Author: Barry Rubin

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1555879543

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Tracing the evolution of Turkey's foreign policy, from isolationism to regional agreements and organizations, this study explores the country's new international posture. Rubin (strategic studies, Bar- Ilan University) and Kirisci (political science, Bogazici University) assess Turkey's policy toward Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the United States, as well as its growing role in the Middle East. They address the issues central to Turkey's economic, energy, and water policy. They also discuss the interest groups and institutions affecting the policymaking process and the challenges facing the country's rapidly urbanizing and industrializing economy.

Beyond Europe - Reconnecting Eurasia

Beyond Europe - Reconnecting Eurasia

Author: Rafał Wisniewski

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832549930

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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``Beyond Europe: Reconnecting Eurasia provides a timely and nuanced account of the great powers' policies towards Eurasia. It explores the role of Central Asia and the trends that are shaping the politics of the Eurasian megaregion. With the emphasis on the theme of `reconnection', this volume highlights the challenges of global and regional cooperation and excels in interpreting both the current realities of Eurasia and the driving forces behind them. The volume provides a broad and critical analysis of Eurasia's emergence as a viable geopolitical and geoeconomic powerhouse and discusses the megaregion's standing in foreign and security policies of both global as well as regional powers.'' Prof. Marek Rewizorski, University of Gdansk

New Trends in Turkish Foreign Affairs

New Trends in Turkish Foreign Affairs

Author: Salomon Ruysdael

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595244942

Category: Political Science

Page: 628

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With the present book, we intend to give an account of Turkish foreign policy written by Turkish scientists and decision-makers. Up to now, countless treatises on the foreign policy of the Republic of Turkey have been published within the Anglo-American language area. The specialized literature is particularly extensive in the domain of Turkish European policy as well as on the Europeans’ foreign policy towards Turkey and on security and defense policy. We are primarily interested in the self-perception of Turkish decision-makers and advisors who, as the scientific and bureaucratic elite, have a significant influence on the conception of Turkish foreign policy. We are interested in the elites’ priorities in shaping the country’s foreign policy. We hope that readers will be able to read the ideas, hopes, and fears between the lines of the contributions in order to form ideas for themselves. We also intend to bring the Turkish perspective to sectors outside the university. Moreover, we intend to draw an outline of scientific literature by means of which readers may immerse themselves in the subject.