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Towards a New International Order -Seyfi Taşhan

During the Obama era US policy aimed first to stabilize and pacify the situation in Israel and Palestine. However, this policy was challanged by Israel which used its innate influence in the US Congress. The result was a limited use of influence in the Middle East and friendly relations with Russia and most of the

Soothsaying for Syria, by Seyfi Taşhan

Soothsaying for Syria   Seyfi Taşhan When and how a settlement for Syria can be negotiated or forced  upon? Very soon ISIL will become a sad history for Syria. Therefore,  the settlement of the Syrian question will become an urgent requirement for the country. Who ever is involved or aspire to share a place or

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IS IRAN GOING NUCLEAR? – MUSTAFA KİBAROĞLU

IS IRAN GOING NUCLEAR? (*)                                                           MUSTAFA KİBAROĞLU This paper will focus on Iran’s nuclear program in general and will assess the nature and the orientation of the recent developments in its nuclear energy,in particular.   Introduction As far as international peace and stability are concerned, the Middle East is one of the most

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Turkish Stand on the Gulf Crisis, Middle East and Europe – TURGUT ÖZAL

Turkish Stand on the Gulf Crisis, Middle East and Europe (*) TURGUT ÖZAL Neither the European Community nor the Western European Union may reach their netural and logical boundaries without Turkish presence.   It is a great pleasure and honor for me to be with you  today in Paris. I wish to express my sincere

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Turkey’s Policy towards Iraq in the post-Saddam era – Tarık Oğuzlu

Turkey’s Policy towards Iraq in the post-Saddam era   Tarık Oğuzlu[1]   US Policy in Iraq during 2003-2006 US Policy during 2003-2006 period can be described a pro-Kurdish, as Kurdish groups received strong US support. This period provided 3 important gains for Kurdish groups. The first one is the article 140 of the new Iraqi

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STRENGTHENING THE POLITICAL COHESION OF THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE – İlter Türkmen

STRENGTHENING  THE   POLITICAL COHESION OF THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE (*) İlter Türkmen The political cohesion of the Alliance is a concept which goes beyond harmonization or concertation of foreign policy attitudes and initiatives. It is basically dependent on  the credibility of the deterrence, commitment to the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law

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DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE ATLANTIC COMMUNITY AND TURKEY – Muharrem Nuri Birgi

Security   DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE ATLANTIC COMMUNITY AND TURKEY (*) The “Atlantic Community” is an expression of  the unity of destiny and the identity of interest between the United States, Canada and Europe brought forth by the Second World War. The frictions, which have been intensified from time to time, between some European powers and

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35. Anniversary Issue – Cold War Years -Seyfi Taşhan

Cold War Years TURKEY’S RELATIONS WITH THE U.S.A. AND POSSIBLE FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS (*) Seyfi Taşhan Foreign policy formation in the United States is not always determined solely by military exigencies and Turkish-U.S. relations are affected generally from other overriding variable factors. There are four dates which signify turning points in the Turkish-U.S. relations. A review