Turkey: a middle power in the new order
Cooper, A. F.
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Niche diplomacy: middle powers after the cold war
Studies in Diplomacy
This chapter analyses the role of middle powers in international politics in times of uncertainty and in regions which are marked by a high degree of instability. The focus is on Turkey’s role in the post-Cold War era in the Near East region. Turkey has the personnel, resources and entrepreneurial capacities to become an impressive mid-level power in the next decade. The question to be addressed, then, is whether Turkey fits into the concept ‘middle power’ and if so, in which foreign policy issue-areas Turkey has demonstrated this capacity. An underlying assumption of the chapter is that in international politics, in times of crisis and uncertainty, the role of middle powers increase. In keeping with this perspective, it is argued that Turkey’s role has begun to expand to new areas.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-25902-1_10