Turkey Between East and West
New Challenges for a Rising Regional Power
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Turkey Between East and West by Vojtech Mastny
Book DescriptionAs a rising regional power in the critical borderland between Europe and Asia, Turkey has been more challenged than its neighbors by the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the break-up of Yugoslavia. A secular Muslim nation with a history of involvement in European affairs and some with Western international structures, Turkey is positioned to play an influential role in areas with which it shares both ethnic and religious affinities. Building on what is perceived as a successful model of political and economic development, Turkish leaders are promoting regional economic cooperation and advocating new approaches to security in the area. However, their efforts have been hampered by persistent economic deficiencies and by imperfect democracy in Turkey itself.In this volume, experts from Turkey, Europe, and the United States address the key aspects of Turkey's multifaceted role in Europe, its ethnic and religious ties to Central Asia and the Balkans, the Cold War legacy, the quest for a new security role in the region, problems of political modernization, and strategies for future economic development and regional cooperation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813334127
(235mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vojtech Mastny
Origins of the European Security System, Paperback (December 2009)
Based on declassified documents, this title explores the significance of the early 'Helsinki process' as a means of redefining and broadening the concept of security during the latter half of the Cold War.
War Plans and Alliances in the Cold War, Hardback (April 2006)
Reviews the threat perceptions, military doctrines, and war plans of both the NATO alliance and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, as well as the position of the neutrals, from the post-Cold War perspective. The 12 essays in this book focus on the potential European battlefield rather than the strategic competition between the superpowers.
Changing Faces of Federalism, Hardback (December 2004)
The book gives an extraordinary contribution to the theoretical, historical, legal and economic debate about the continuity/discontinuity in the European integration process regarding the present enlargement and the (projected) new constitution of the European Union.
Cold War and Soviet Insecurity, Paperback (September 1998)» View all books by Vojtech Mastny
This work argues that ideology was the cornerstone of the Cold War. It demonstrates that Stalin's single-minded adherence to Marxism-Leninism created an atmosphere, both domestically and internationally, of constant insecurity.
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Author Biography - Vojtech Mastny
Vojtech Mastny is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. R. Craig Nation is in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Vojtech Mastny is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. R. Craig Nation is in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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