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NATO Ballistic Missile Defence Systems and Turkey

NATO Ballistic Missile Defence Systems and Turkey Dr. Ali Serdar Erdurmaz[1]   Summary In the summit declaration issued on April 4, 2009, all NATO Heads of State and Government reaffirmed the conclusions of the Bucharest Summit, that “ballistic missile proliferation poses an increasing threat to Allies forces, territory, and populations. Missile defence forms part of

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TURKISH-AMERICAN RELATIONS: A CONSPECTUS – Seyfi Taşhan

       TURKISH-AMERICAN RELATIONS:       A   CONSPECTUS[i]    Seyfi Taşhan             This essay will attempt to analyze Turkish-American relations from the onset of the Cold War and how various leaders and international conjunctures have led to fluctuations in this relationship   Introduction During the Cold War,   US played the role of leadership for the Western

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The End of the Cold War and Changes in Turkish Foreign Policy Behaviour – KEMAL KİRİŞÇİ

The End of the Cold War and Changes in Turkish Foreign Policy Behaviour (*)                                                        KEMAL KİRİŞÇİ Turkey has responded  to this challenge  by introducing foreign policies that are considerably more activist and assertive,compared to the past.   INTRODUCTION The end of the Cold War has brought about major changes in international politics. The most

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Turkey’s Military Doctrine – NECİP TORUMTAY

Turkey‘s Military Doctrine (*) NECİP TORUMTAY   In order to make a major contribution to the building of security in the present environment of rapid change the military men should   first  evaluate the situation free of conventional approaches and prejudices, and then  analyse the ways and means for adding the concept of defense  more global

epa04647615 A tank T64B (L) said to have been seized from separatist rebels in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine stands next to decorated tanks (C and R) which for many years form part of the musuem’s exhibits, in front of Motherland monument at the Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 Years in Kiev, Ukraine, 04 March 2015. Fresh accusations of duplicity on 03 March cast new doubts about the chances of a ceasefire taking hold in eastern Ukraine, with the government accusing separatists rebels taking up front-line positions after only a brief withdrawal. Both sides had agreed to pull heavy weapons back from the front after an agreement penned last month in Minsk. But there has been much doubt about whether the agreement was holding – doubts that will only loom larger after the charges on 03 March.  EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY
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Effects of the End of the Cold War on Turkey’s International Position – Hüseyin Bağcı

Effects of the End of the Cold War on Turkey’s International Position   Hüseyin Bağcı   The system established in Yalta has ended and Europe has entered into a search for a “new system.” The end of Cold War and the Gulf War bring about  debates of a new order. Turkey also has entered into

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Turkish-Russian energy cooperation: are there many prospects? Natalia Ulchenco

Turkish-Russian energy cooperation: are there many prospects?   Natalia Ulchenco[1] 2007 became the year when both Russia and Turkey had defined  their positions on prospects of cooperation in such important sphere as energy sources trade. In May 2007 presidents of the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have agreed to create a consortium for Caspian pipeline

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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