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dc.contributor.authorKibaroglu, M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:54:04Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:54:04Z
dc.date.issued2011-03en_US
dc.identifier.issn1073-6700
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/21997
dc.description.abstractUS nuclear weapons have been an important part of Turkey's security strategy since their first deployment on Turkish soil in the early 1960s. Turkey's NATO membership and its close relationship with the United States have been perceived to be integral to maintaining its security. The release of the 2010 US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), with its focus on disarmament and reduced reliance on nuclear weapons, has a number of potential consequences for Turkey. This article provides background on the history of Turkish-US nuclear weapons policy in light of issues ranging from Middle Eastern politics to the development of NATO's new Strategic Concept. It then describes how actors in the government, military, and academia in Turkey have reacted to the NPR, why they reacted as they did, and how the Obama administration's initiatives may be received in Turkey in the future. This article concludes that both military and civilian actors in Turkey have reacted favorably to the NPR and are pleased by its emphasis on nuclear nonproliferation and the maintenance of extended deterrence; however, there is less agreement in Turkey about the emphasis placed by the NPR on the danger of nuclear terrorism.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleNonproliferation Reviewen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10736700.2011.549181en_US
dc.subjectNATOen_US
dc.subjectNuclear policyen_US
dc.subjectNuclear weaponsen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleAcceptance and anxiety: Turkey (mostly) embraces Obama's nuclear postureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relations
dc.citation.spage201en_US
dc.citation.epage217en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber18en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10736700.2011.549181en_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US


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