Widely regarded as the most comprehensive comparative foreign policy text, Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective has been completely updated in this much-anticipated second edition. The editors have brought together fifteen top scholars to highlight the importance of both internal and external forces in foreign policymaking. Exploring the foreign policies of thirteen nations—both major and emerging players, and representing all regions of the world—chapter authors link the study of international relations to domestic politics, while treating each nation according to individual histories and contemporary dilemmas. The book's accessible theoretical framework is designed to enable comparative analysis, helping students discern patterns to understand why a state acts as it does in foreign affairs. Each of the thirteen country chapters includes: an introduction by the editors to highlight similar developments in other countries; a discussion of the linkages between internal and external factors and implications for the future; coverage of key foreign policy issues; a map to provide geographical context; and a list of suggested readings.
Chapter 9: Turkish Foreign Policy: Bridge, Buffer, and Barrier
Turkish Foreign Policy: Bridge, Buffer, and Barrier
In this chapter, Binnur Ozkececi-Taner discusses the many changes that have occurred within Turkey and within Turkey's regional and international environments. The end of the Cold War not only gave Turkey an opportunity to pursue a more independent policy in a multipolar world, but the ensuing changes in its region—in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and in Iraq—provided Turkey important arenas in which to exert leadership. Within Turkey, the end of military control, the realignment of the party system, and the rise of the Justice and Development Party, meant that many more actors, with many more ideas on what Turkey's role in the world should be, have become involved in foreign ...