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Recently, a top Russian diplomat stated that Turkey cannot be a part of the Shanghai Economic Cooperation and NATO at the same time. This statement refueled the well-known debate regarding whether or not Turkey should conclude its 70-years-old partnership with NATO. Whether or not Turkey can establish its own national security without NATO has noContinue reading “A Nuclear Arsenal alla Turca, without NATO?“
In July 2020, Armenia and Azerbaijan attacked each other in the shadow of their Nagorno-Karabakh dispute. The military casualties reached 7,630 on the Azerbaijani side, and 2,317 on the Armenian side – which makes this recent conflict a war according to academic standards. Reports also suggest that about 70,000 civilians in the Nagorno-Karabakh region wereContinue reading “The Stability of the November 10 Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh”
Many experts have thus far labeled President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign policy direction as Neo-Ottomanism. They did so by observing the Erdogan administration’s pursuit of influence in the former Ottoman regions in the Middle East and North Africa (i.e. MENA) through soft power, coercive diplomacy and brute force. Nevertheless, Turkey’s partnership with Qatar casts doubtContinue reading “Understanding Turkish Foreign Policy: The Role of Qatar”
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