American foreign policy Archive

  • MOSUL: TURKEY’S FULDA GAP

    MOSUL: TURKEY’S FULDA GAP

    MOSUL: TURKEY’S FULDA GAP H. AKIN ÜNVER DECEMBER 29, 2015 “Our national borders pass through Antioch and span east-ward, containing Mosul, Sulaymaniya, Kirkuk. We say: This, is our national border.” — Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (December 28, 1919 – National Liberation Speech) The “National Pact” (Misak-ı Milli) is a six-article manifesto of Turkey’s War of National […]

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  • Culture, epistemology and foreign policy:      An alternative reading of U.S.-Turkish relations within the context of the Middle East

    Culture, epistemology and foreign policy: An alternative reading of U.S.-Turkish relations within the context of the Middle East

    Vol.1 No.3, September 2010 There is a subtle, yet very critical dimension to this seeming stagnation in Turkish-American relations that elides almost all analyses and observers: the dimension of culture and epistemology. This dimension became more explicit to me as I participated in a roundtable conference recently that had brought a group of American and […]

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  • Can Nabucco Improve Turkey’s EU Membership Chances?

    Can Nabucco Improve Turkey’s EU Membership Chances?

    Winter 2009 – Cover story by H. Akın Ünver The rise of political right in Europe (perhaps as a response to the global financial crisis) materialized by the current composition of the European Parliament following June 2009 elections will undoubtedly reinforce the ideological-categorical opposition to Turkey’s EU membership. It is of course understandable that many […]

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