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 […]

An Appraisal of the Turkish Foreign Policy – Ertuğrul Apakan

An Appraisal of the Turkish Foreign Policy(*)                                                         Ertuğrul Apakan I would like to recall the famous dictum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk:” Peace at home,peace in the World” which continues to constitute the underlying principle of Turkish foreign policy.   I thank the Foreign Policy Institute for giving me the […]

CYPRUS AND THE EUROPEAN UNION: THE RELEVANT FACTORS – ANDREW MANGO

CYPRUS AND THE EUROPEAN UNION: THE RELEVANT FACTORS (*)                                                                            ANDREW MANGO               There are no examples of the reconstitution of multiethnic societies, after these have broken up into separate ethnic components.   Negotiations are continuing between the European Union and the government of the Republic of Cyprus – a […]

The Caucasus and Central Asia: Strategic Implications – SEYFİ TAŞHAN

Caucasus and Central Asia              The Caucasus and Central Asia:                  Strategic Implications (*)                                                      SEYFİ TAŞHAN Georgia,Azerbaijan,Armenia and Central Asian Republics are discussed in relation to Turkey,Iran and Russia.   INTRODUCTION It is now clear that the breakdown of the bipolar system of security, resulting from the demise […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – RAUF DENKTAŞ

                    THE CYPRUS PROBLEM (*)                                              RAUF DENKTAŞ       The search for a settlement of the Cyprus problem through inter-communal talks has been in progress since June, 1968. The success of the intercommunal talks must necessarily depend on identity of views on the diagnosis of the Cyprus problem.   The […]

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 […]

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 […]