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Turkey’s Political Turbulence Cause of Strategic Concern

Paper No. 6153                               Dated 26-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Turkey’s political turbulence evidenced by the attempted military coup in recent weeks in mid-2016 raises grave strategic concerns arising from its crucial geostrategic location astride the junction of Europe and Asia.

Turkey perceptionaly stands besieged today both internally and externally as a result of its domestic politics and its foreign policy deviating from its long established Western-centric policies.

European Union and Asian Security

Paper No. 5998                                Dated 31-Aug-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The European Union till recently was credited with being the ‘third pole’ in the multipolar world that exists currently and these deductions were logical when the combined political, economic and military might was taken into account of its leading members France Britain and Germany, and with France and Britain being Permanent Members of the UN Security Council with veto powers.

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