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“Only strong states can survive in Turkey's geography”: the uses of “geopolitical truths” in Turkey
(Pergamon Press, 2007)
Following Critical Geopoliticians' re-formulation of geopolitics as discourse, this article historically traces, politically contextualizes, and empirically analyzes the linguistic practices as found in myriad actors' ...
Turkey's search for a third party role in Arab-Israeli conflicts: a neutral facilitator or a principal power mediator?
This paper examines Turkey's increasing involvement in the Israeli-Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts as a third party in the last decade. The paper first discusses the underlying reasons and motivations behind the ...
Azerbaijan's foreign policy and challenges for energy security
(Middle East Institute, 2009)
This article examines Azerbaijan's foreign policy by demonstrating the interplay between the oil-led development process and early post-independence regional conflicts that enforced a Western orientation in the country's ...
Turkey's "new" foreign policy toward Eurasia
(Taylor & Francis, 2011)
Two geographers specializing in Turkey's international relations examine the reframing of foreign policy issues under the country's Justice and Development Party (JDP; also known by its Turkish acronym AKP), in power since ...