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Foreign Policy and Self-image – The Societal Basis of Strategy Shifts in Turkey

Foreign trips by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as Prime...

Foreign trips by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as Prime Minister of Turkey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Günter SeufertGerman Institute for International and  Security Affairs (SWP), September 2012

Turkey’s new foreign policy skilfully escapes self-depletion in an altered foreign trade strategy as well as exclusive definition by a specific ideology of the ruling government. It is the result of an irreversible process, during which a new economic elite successfully advanced new political and academic elites, its close ideological allies, and the self-perception of state and society underwent a fundamental transformation… (more) http://ow.ly/1mubZh

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Riga Conference 2012 Is Underway

German Marshall Fund of the United States, September 2012

The Riga Conference has become a leading foreign and security policy forum in Northern Europe. For two days in September, world-renowned political, intellectual and business leaders gather in the heart of Rīga to debate today’s most pressing international challenges. The conference brings together over 300 politicians, experts, academics, diplomats, media and officials from around the world. It will provide a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with key stakeholders on issues ranging from the financial crisis to NATO enlargement to Putin’s Russia… (more)  http://ow.ly/1ms4ZL

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The Prospects and Meaning of a Strategic EU-Turkey Dialogue on the Neighborhood

The European Union and Turkey

The European Union and Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nathalie TocciGerman Marshall Fund of the United States, September 14, 2012

Mistrust and missed opportunities characterize one of the most important relationships in the European space — that between Turkey and the European Union. As the Arab Spring unfolds, the absence of a joint EUTurkey strategy to confront the shared challenges of the neighborhood becomes costlier by the day. From an EU perspective, the logic of cooperation with Turkey has become more compelling given the renewed significance of the Turkish model in the neighborhood. No longer a simplistic and static slogan, the Turkish experience has become a more dynamic and articulate notion that Arab leaders can explore as they grapple with the challenges of domestic change… (more) http://ow.ly/1mrY14

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European Young Leaders: ’40 under 40′

FriendsOfEurope: European Young Leaders: ‘40 under 40’ – The European Young Leaders ‘40 under 40’ programme, led by EuropaNova and Friends of Eur http://ow.ly/1mrY13

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Strategic Survey: The Annual Review of World Affairs 2012

IISS: Strategic Survey: The Annual Review of World Affairs 2012 http://ow.ly/1moAQ2

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Better off without Britain? The UK and European Foreign Policy

ECFR: Better off without Britain? The UK and European foreign policy http://ow.ly/1moodQ

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Europe and Egypt Should Launch an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

Carnegie Inst: Europe and Egypt Should Launch an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal http://ow.ly/1mgm5q

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Interview with Sven Biscop – European ‘grand strategy’

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A map showing European membership of the EU and NATO.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BJames Rogers and Sven BiscopEuropean Geostrategy, August 26, 2012

In this second interview in the series of interviews with various individuals who are involved in thinking about European foreign, security and military policies, James Rogers discusses European ‘grand strategy’ with Sven Biscop, the Director of the ‘Europe in the World’ programme at the Egmont Institute... (more)  http://ow.ly/1m8NmB

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CEPA: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Visegrád Group

Visegrád group members with their national flags

Visegrád group members with their national flags (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Center for European Policy Analysis

István Balogh, Junior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, examines the nature of U.S.-V4 relations and outlines a number of actions the United States, as the larger partner in an inherently asymmetric relationship, can take to reassure its allies in the region.

With the U.S. presidential elections nearing and Washington facing a number of global and regional foreign policy challenges, it is worthwhile to take stock of the state of the relationship between the United States and the Visegrád Group (V4). The United States finds itself amid an economic slowdown and a restrictive fiscal environment at the same time that it has to tackle a significant number of international commitments. The global economic crisis, the rise of new powers, the tenuous relationship with Russia and a questionable state of the reset, the winding down of the war effort in Afghanistan and the instability following the Arab Spring are just some of the challenges the United States has to address. The crisis has also deeply affected the V4 economies, while regional dynamics — such as the growing Russian and Chinese presence in the region, as well as uncertainties in relations with the Eastern neighborhood — continue to reshape the political landscape. The U.S.-V4 partnership will evolve in light of these developments, altering — for better or worse — America’s relationships with the Visegrád countries. (more) http://ow.ly/1lMtVm

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Carnegie Inst: Why are Britain’s Conservatives Afraid of an EU Human Rights Envoy?

by: Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Institute, July 23, 2012 

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European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When the European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton unveiled last month her long awaited strategy on human rights, along with her decision to appoint a human rights envoy, it signaled something new for the 27-member bloc.

Human rights were now to play a much greater role in the EU’s trade, economic, social, and political policies. It would be, as Ashton said, the silver thread running through the EU’s external strategy.

But no sooner had Ashton published her strategy that British lawmakers who belong to the European Scrutiny Committee, which as its name suggests, delves into the details of all things EU, called for a debate in the House of Commons… (more) http://ow.ly/1lztjQ

 

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