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Turkey’s New Multilateralism: A Positive Diplomacy for the Twenty-First Century

Turkey’s New Multilateralism: A Positive Diplomacy for the Twenty-First Century Global Governance 19 (2013), 353–376 Turkey’s New Multilateralism: A Positive Diplomacy for the Twenty-First Century Richard Falk with an introduction by Tom Farer More than any country in this century, Turkey has raised its profile as a re- gional and global political actor. It has achieved economic success and po- litical stability under the leadership of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), and its charismatic prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This rise of Turkish multilateralism has been more recently challenged by the block- ing of its effort to join the European Union and by the rising tensions ex- perienced in its relations with neighboring Syria. Turkey remains a crucial actor with considerable regional and extraregional influence. KEYWORDS: Ahmet Davutoglu, multilateralism, Turkey, Arab Spring, European Union, NATO, Syria, Israel, Islam. Introduction In my introduction to the special issue of Global Governance on the multilat- eral diplomacy of emerging powers, I wrote: “Political and humanitarian crises like the Libyan revolt . . . are reminders that . . . powerful states remain the principal players in the drama of global existence.” Less than two years later, bleeding Syria reminds us yet again about the continuing capacity of state elites to decide http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

Turkey’s New Multilateralism: A Positive Diplomacy for the Twenty-First Century

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
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10.1163/19426720-01903002
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Global Governance 19 (2013), 353–376 Turkey’s New Multilateralism: A Positive Diplomacy for the Twenty-First Century Richard Falk with an introduction by Tom Farer More than any country in this century, Turkey has raised its profile as a re- gional and global political actor. It has achieved economic success and po- litical stability under the leadership of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), and its charismatic prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This rise of Turkish multilateralism has been more recently challenged by the block- ing of its effort to join the European Union and by the rising tensions ex- perienced in its relations with neighboring Syria. Turkey remains a crucial actor with considerable regional and extraregional influence. KEYWORDS: Ahmet Davutoglu, multilateralism, Turkey, Arab Spring, European Union, NATO, Syria, Israel, Islam. Introduction In my introduction to the special issue of Global Governance on the multilat- eral diplomacy of emerging powers, I wrote: “Political and humanitarian crises like the Libyan revolt . . . are reminders that . . . powerful states remain the principal players in the drama of global existence.” Less than two years later, bleeding Syria reminds us yet again about the continuing capacity of state elites to decide

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2013

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