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  • The Bigger Picture: Israel-Turkey Relations in Context

    By Dr. Guy Burton | 20 June 2010 The fallout from the Gaza flotilla debacle at the end of May provides an opportunity to consider the relative positions of Israel and Turkey both regionally and globally. The furore has reinforced the image of Israel as a growing liability for American and European interests and highlighted the increasing

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  • Turkey Still Needs The West

    By Walter Russell Mead | 15 June 2010 In an earlier post, I wrote about the emergence of Turkey and Brazil on the world stage.  Since then, the ‘terrible twins’ voted against the Security Council’s latest set of (almost certainly ineffective) sanctions against Iran.  The Obama administration had worked hard to get both countries on board; their

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  • Terrible Twins: Turkey, Brazil and the Future of American Foreign Policy

    By Walter Russell Mead | 05 June 2010   These days, there’s an unusual spectacle in world affairs.  The United States has relatively good relations with the major powers: China, the EU states, India and even Russia are all more or less working together.  But two middle powers, Turkey and Brazil, are not only asserting themselves more

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  • Turkey’s Clash of Civilizations

    By Dr. Soner Cagaptay | 08 June 2010 Ever since the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) assumed power in 2002, Turkish foreign policy has made a 180-degree turn. The country’s once-strong ties with the United States and Israel have been weakened, and entry talks with the European Union have stalled while Ankara has come to the

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  • Turkey’s New Political Balance: Old AKP and New Kemalism

    By Dr. Soner Cagaptay | 20 May 2010    Turkey’s protracted political battle between the governing Justice and Development Party, or AKP, and its opponents reached a crescendo this month with the Turkish Parliament’s vote on proposed constitutional amendments.   The battle over the amendments represented the zenith of the country’s dangerous polarization between two broad political

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  • But parliamentary ratification of the deal has stalled in both countries

    But parliamentary ratification of the deal has stalled in both countries over the contentious issue of World War I-era killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, which Yerevan insists constituted genocide but Ankara staunchly denies. Another sticking point is Turkey’s support for Armenia’s foe Azerbaijan in their dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. “We are not prepared

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  • Introduction

    This paper argues that Turkey’s experience with economic crisis in 2001 demonstrates the effects of the investment model of economic development interacting simultaneously with the liquidity model. Investment model focuses on pull factors. “Rich country investors continuously evaluate profit opportunities at home and abroad, and when growth prospects in less developed countries (LDCs) seem favorable, they make the decision to

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  • Interview with Dr. Kerem Oktem

    By Ozgur Tufekci and Husrev Tabak | July 2012 Another Empire is based on the proceedings of a conference with the title “Turkey’s Foreign Policy in a changing world: Old alignments and new neighbourhoods”, which the editors (Kerem Öktem, Ayşe Kadıoğlu, Mehmet Karlı) and Othon Anastasakis, Director of Southeast European Studies at Oxford, convened in May

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