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Turkey as a Great Power

In The Next 100 Years, George Friedman predicts the rise of Turkey to great power status. “It will likely soon reemerge in its old role, as the dominant force in the” Middle East, he writes (p. 81). Yigal Schleifer of the Christian ...

Turkey and the EU

I was quoted in World Politics Review on the issue of the cultural gap between Turkey and the European Union: In terms of value systems, “Turkey and Western Europe exist in different eras.” “When it comes to values and general ...

Turkey: scenarios

Recent events suggest the outlines of some scenarios for Turkey, as it faces “the rise of a more religious, conservative and often rural class seeking a place in Turkey’s hierarchy.” Arabian Turkey–This is the conventional ...

New global e-readiness rankings

The Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2006 e-readiness rankings yesterday. The index is a measure of a country’s readiness for e-business, judged by Internet access, broadband penetration, innovation, information security, and other ...

World economies to 2050: a wealthier planet

PriceWaterhouseCoopers has released a study of potential growth in the world’s 17 largest economies out to the year 2050. The study forecasts the eclipse of the current developed economies. The E7, largest emerging market economies (China, ...

US a future threat to Turkey?

Two-thirds of Turks feel that the United States is a potential military threat to their country, the Pew Global Attitudes Project has found. The real chance of US military conflict with Turkey is low, with the most likely scenario evolving from a ...

Turkey 2020

Deutsche Bank offers a useful scenario for the evolution of Turkey to 2020. If Turkey realises its growth potential over the coming decade, it will be a very different country and a very different economy by the time it accedes to the EU. …. ...