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A Review of RAND’s 2020 Turkey Report from a Civil-Military Relations Perspective

Focusing on its assessments in the “Implications for Civil-Military Relations and Military Capabilities” chapter, this paper attempts...

Is the Key to Russia’s Victory Hidden in Ensuring Air Superiority in Ukrainian Airspace? 

A Brief History of the Tensions in Ukraine and Russia In 1994, Ukraine agreed to accede to the...

Can Strengthening Relations with NATO Encourage Democracy in Turkey

This paper suggests that strengthening relations with NATO can help prevent Turkey from severing its increasingly tenuous...

Rethinking the Value of Turkey in NATO and Hulusi Akar

With Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Turkey's place in NATO has become even more critical in parallel with...

Can Turkey’s Syria Policy be Successful?

Syria is currently party to a series of non-international and international armed conflicts. Since 2011, Syria has...

After Two Years: The RAND’s Turkey Report Revisited

In January 2020, the American think tank organization, RAND Corporation, released a comprehensive report on Turkey. The...

Ukraine’s Echoes in Bosnia

For anyone who lived through the horrors of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) in the...

Beyond the Halo Effect: Can Turkey Defend Itself in a Conventional War?

There is a growing tendency among the international commentariat to make optimistic assessments about Turkey's military capabilities...