The Institute for Security and Development Policy regularly issues a variety of publications ranging from shorter Policy Briefs to more comprehensive studies in its Asia and Silk Road Papers series. Explore the different series below.
La Turquie, est-elle destinée à durer ?
La Turquie était censée représenter un « modèle » pour le Moyen-Orient. Pour l’Occident en quête d’un antidote à l’islamisme, le pays a incarné les espoirs de laïcité et de […]
Is Turkey at War with the “Islamic State?”
Terrorist attacks that target opponents of the Turkish regime and for which the “Islamic state” is held responsible are used to legitimize a “war against terrorism” that is a euphemism […]
Turkey does not want to be left out of the Trans-Atlantic community
The Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has always cherished strong economic bonds with the West, recognizing that both the EU and the U.S. are vital for Turkey’s foreign […]
Stoking the Fires: Crises, Conspiracies and Miscalculations
In theory, the restoration of the parliamentary majority of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the general election of November 1 should have been an opportunity to address Turkey’s […]
Turkey the Sentinel — With a License for Authoritarian Rule
The interplay of Western interests and internal Turkish dynamics has more often boosted authoritarianism than democracy in Turkey. Turkey’s strategic value as a “sentinel” during the Cold War gave Turkish […]
Turkey’s Future: If not a “Big Finland,” Maybe a “Small China?”
The AKP regime does not stand out in the history of the Turkish republic because it is authoritarian. Rather, what makes it unique is that its endeavor to establish uncontested […]
Erdogan’s Pyrrhic Victory: The Turkish Election and the Prospects for a Presidential System
The November 1 general election was a victory for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) rather than for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Although he is likely to try to use […]
Violence Saved AKP’s Power, but the Regime needs Peace with the Kurds
The combination of military and deep state operations has rescued the power of the AKP, restoring its majority in parliament. Now, it is in President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s interest to […]
Turkey Transformed: The Origins and Evolution of Authoritarianism and Islamization Under the AKP
On June 7, 2015, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its majority in parliament, which it had maintained for 12 years. But, as is increasingly clear, losing an […]
The Ankara Bombings: Collusion, Incompetence or Willful Indifference?
The near simultaneous double suicide bombings that killed at least 105 participants in a peace rally in Ankara on October 10 were the worst terrorist attack in Turkish history. Although […]