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The US and Turkey in the fog of regional uncertainty

Ifantis, Kostas (2013) The US and Turkey in the fog of regional uncertainty. Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe (GreeSE Paper No. 73). Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Security relations with the US have been critical for Turkey. Cold War strategic imperatives dictated typical bandwagoning policies, although disagreements and frictions were present at times. In the 2000s a combination of domestic developments and rapidly changing regional security patterns have resulted in a more assertive Turkish regional security policy, which for many represents a departure from traditional Kemalist principles. This paper attempts to assess the current course of Turkish regional security engagement and the extent to which relations between the USA and Turkey are subject to major change. The analytical context accounts for the impact of domestic, regional and global levels. The empirical focus is on Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian sectarian conflict and on the trajectory of the bilateral relations with Israel.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 15:47
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:59

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