This book provides analyses with respect to a wide range of contemporary issues, from China to Eurasia, including Turkey's foreign policy, conflicts in the Eastern Mediterranean, Caucasia, Central Asia, Russia, EU, migration, Middle Eastern issues, current conflicts and influences over global competition, energy security and the future of struggles on energy resources, the structure of intra-state conflicts and foreign terrorist fighters. In the study, many interesting questions, such as whether China will turn to a maritime great power in the Pacific Sea, possible impacts of China's BRI project on global politics, the future of the new great game in China's westward politics, and possible effects of North-South corridor on regional power struggle are also examined.
Tayyar Ari is professor and Head of Department of International Relations at Bursa Uludag University
Chapter 1: Orientation of Turkish Foreign Policy: Disengagement From or Re-Engagement to the West by Tayyar ARI Chapter 2: The Legal Foundations of Turkey's Eastern Mediterranean Policy by Mehmet DALAR Chapter 3: Turkey's Foreign Policy Towards the Balkans: Policy Principles, New Agendas, and Perceptions by Bulent Sarper AGIR Chapter 4: Energy Security, Geopolitics, and Turkey's Foreign Policy in the Caspian Basin by Goekhan OEZKAN and Fatma SARIASLAN Chapter 5: Turkey's Approaches on the Safe Zone Plans in the North of Syria: 2011-2014 by OEmer Goeksel ISYAR Chapter 6: Soft Power, Domestic Dividends, and Turkish Foreign Policy: The Case of Palestine by Sabri CIFTCI Chapter 7: The Middle East in the Republic of Poland Foreign Strategy in the Post-Cold War Era by Magdalena KUMELSKA-KONIECKO Chapter 8: The Structure of Intra-State Conflicts in the Post-Cold War Era by Muzaffer Ercan YILMAZ Chapter 9: Nonviolent Action and Nonviolent Resistance: Nonviolent Peacekeeping and Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) The Analysis of Non-Violent Mechanisms in Peacekeeping by Sezai OEZCELIK Chapter 10: Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Possible Threats They May Pose by Saadat DEMIRCI Chapter 11: The Integration Issue of the Syrian Refugees Who Acquired Turkish Citizenship: A Field Study by Veysel AYHAN Chapter 12: Turkey-EU Relations: Preference or Necessity? by Kamuran RECBER and Samet YILMAZ Chapter 13: Will China be able to Transform Itself into a Great Maritime Power? by Mesut Hakki CASIN Chapter 14: Energy Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Choice: Turkmenistan's Relations with China by Yasar SARI Chapter 15: Turkish World and the Future of the New Great Game in China's Westward Politics by Mehmet Seyfettin EROL Chapter 16: Transboundary Water Problem and Environmental Security in Central Asia by Giray Saynur DERMAN Chapter 17: The Turkic Republics in the Eurasian Security System by Kamer KASIM Chapter 18: Possible Effects of North-South Corridor on Regional Power Struggle in Eurasia by Goekturk TUEYSUEZOGLU
This far-ranging volume discusses numerous security issues across Eurasia. With a focus on Turkish foreign policy, which has been active in the Balkans, the Middle East, the Caucuses, and Central Asia, this work usefully illustrates the importance of Turkey as a "rising power" and how various contemporary developments create possibilities for both conflict and cooperation among global and regional powers. -- Paul Kubicek, Oakland University