Turkish Foreign Policy since 1774
By William Hale
Routledge – 2012 – 344 pages
This revised and updated version of William Hale’s Turkish Foreign Policy 1774-2000 offers a comprehensive and analytical survey of Turkish foreign policy since the last quarter of the eighteenth century, when the Turks’ relations with the rest of the world entered their most critical phase.
In recent years Turkey’s international role has changed and expanded dramatically, and the new edition revisits the chapters and topics covered in light of these changes. Drawing on newly available information and ideas, the author carefully alters the earlier historical narrative while preserving the clarity and accessibility of the original. Combining the long historical perspective with a detailed survey and analysis of the most recent developments, this book fills a clear gap in the literature on Turkey’s modern history. For readers with a broader interest in international history, it also offers a crucial example of how a medium sized power has acted in the international environment.
Introduction 1. Foreign Relations of the Late Ottoman Empire, 1774-1918 2. Resistance, Reconstruction and Diplomacy, 1918-1939 3. Turkey and the Second World War, 1939-1945 4. Turkey and the Cold War: the Engagement Phase, 1945-1963 5. Turkey and the Cold War: Global Shifts and Regional Conflicts, 1964-1990 6. Turkish Foreign Policy after the Cold War: Strategic Options and the Domestic and Economic Environments 7. Turkey and the West after the Cold War (i) Turkey and the United States 8. Turkey and Regional Politics after the Cold War: (ii) Turkey and the European Union 9. Turkey and Regional Politics after the Cold War: (i) Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans 10. Turkey and Regional Politics after the Cold War: (ii) Russia, the Black Sea, Transcaucasia, and central Asia 11. Turkey and Regional Politics after the Cold War: (iii) The Middle East, and the Wider World 12. Conclusions and Prospects Bibliography Index
William Hale is a former Professor of Turkish Politics in the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.