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"Turkey's response to proliferation in the Middle East: Implications on integration with Europe"

Udum, Sebnum. (2003) "Turkey's response to proliferation in the Middle East: Implications on integration with Europe". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    This paper analyzes the incompatibilities between Turkey's security policy and its decades-long aspiration for integration with Europe with a focus on proliferation threats emanating from the Middle East. After an outline of Turkish security policy, the paper demonstrates the proliferation threat with a discussion of the weapons of mass destruction and missile capabilities of Turkey's Middle Eastern neighbors and security perceptions. The next section provides an overview of Turkey's responses to the threat under its strategic partnerships with the U.S. and Israel. The incompatibilities of this security policy are analyzed in the following section with references to European positions and the accession criteria that Turkey needs to fulfill. These incompatibilities render the status quo unsustainable. The discussion makes use of the need-based analysis of conflict resolution theory in order to find the strategic political decisions that Turkey can take which will uphold its vital national security interests while at the same will fulfill the expectations of Europe.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Conflict resolution theory.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Middle East
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Turkey
    EU policies and themes > External relations > conflict resolution/crisis management
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2006
    Page Range: p. 14
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:43

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