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  • Geopolitics and gas-transit security through pipelines 

    Hydrocarbons are valuable only if they can be transited from where they are produced to where they are consumed. Despite the enduring importance of transit to the global energy system, the topic did not begin to be extensively analyzed until contentious relations between Russia and Ukraine disrupted natural gas flows to Europe in 2006. This chapter examines the geopolitics and security of transiting gas through pipelines by exploring the connection between geography, global energy strategies, and ...

  • Of Celebrities and Landmarks: Space, State and the Making of "Cosmopolitan" Turkey 

    This paper analyses the (re)production of Turkey's liminal-hybrid representations through a combination of sports and music celebrity interventions on a specific landmark. It shows that a country's representations can be reinforced and reaffirmed with the help of celebrities performing their talent on landmarks such as the Bosphorus Bridge and (in some cases) placing another landmark - Ortakoy Mosque - in the backdrop. Combined with the role of celebrities, these two landmarks that have come to ...

  • Turkey's Caucasus Policies 

    Authors:Aydın, Mustafa
    Publisher and Date:(IOS Press, 2011)
    The emergence of newly independent states in the Caucasus at the end of the Cold War presented challenges to Turkey while enlarging its role. The collapse of the Soviet Union removed the century-old Soviet/Russian threat while at the same time created a power vacuum on Turkey's borders. In this environment Turkey became an important actor in the region as a result of its strong historical connections. While Turkey had traditionally avoided involvement in regional politics it has since been drawn ...