Security is a major contemporary concern, with foreign and security policies topping the agenda of many governments. At the centre of Western security concerns is Turkey, due to its geographical proximity to converging major fault lines such as the Caucasus, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. As trans-Atlantic debates evolve around these major fault lines, future relations will have a direct impact on the re-orientation of Turkish foreign and security policies. This comprehensive study focuses on the future of Turkish foreign and security policies within the emerging strategies of the two Wests. Discussing the challenges Turkey has been facing since the turn of the century, it examines Turkish foreign policy in the context of trans-Atlantic relations - as a global actor, and with respect to conflict, new power relations, energy security, Greece, Cyprus and the environment.
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Contents: Preface; Introduction, Nursin Atesoglu Guney; A tale of 2 centuries: continuities in Turkish foreign and security policy, Gokhan Cetinsaya; Transatlantic relations and Turkey, Thomas S. Mowle; Turkey's potential (and controversial) contribution to the global 'actorness' of the EU, Eduard Soler i Lecha; A retrospective analysis of Turkey-United States relations in the wake of the US war in Iraq in March 2003, Mahmut Bali Aykan; The 'Iraq factor' in Turkey, EU and US triangle since 9/11, Aysegul Sever; The limits of change: Turkey, Iran, Syria, Ozden Zeynep Oktav; The new power calculations and 'structured' relations in the fluctuating security environment of Eurasia, Visne Korkmaz; Turkey and the greater Black Sea region, Gareth M. Winrow; 21st century energy security debates: opportunities and constraints for Turkey, Ibrahim Mazlum; Mediterranean fault line - the future of Greece and Turkey, H. Sonmez Atesoglu; Cycles of transformation of the Cyprus question, Mustafa Turkes; The new security environment and Turkey's ISAF experience, Nursin Atesoglu Guney; Conclusion, Nursin Atesoglu Guney; Index.