Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey 1979-2000
Sleeping with a Tiger
To Be Published January 1st 2014 by Routledge – 208 pages
This research monograph, within the field of history of international relations, fills an important gap in the relevant literature by focusing on the critical decades before and after the end of the Cold War in the strategic relationship between the USA and Turkey. It questions the validity of a number of prevailing views in the context of the USA-Turkey relationship in the period 1979-2000 and it points to the inadequacy of systemic parameters alone - which so far have been the focus of the experts on US-Turkey relations in this period - to explain the evolution of the bilateral relationship. It offers both a fresh perspective on known material as well as interesting new findings based on empirical research.
Introduction Part I: The 1980s: The Rekindling of the Relationship 1 Location, Location, Location 2 When the Interests of the USA and the Needs of Turkey Meet 3 Harmonious Co-operation? Part II: 1991 Crescendo 4 The Gulf War: Turkey’s Stance Revisited Part III: The 1990s: New Strategic Games, Old Ideas 5 The Period of Uncertainty 6 Renewal of Strategic Co-operation Epilogue
Ekavi Athanassopoulou is Lecturer of International Relations in the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens.