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Stabilizing Disarray in the Muslim World: Turkey and the European Union

Abstract : This study focuses on the growth of transnational forces and increased global interdependence in the Post-Cold War period, posing serious challenges to conservative regimes in the Middle East-manifested by popular uprisings for economic and political change, beginning 2010 in Tunisia. Since then the Arab states of Middle East are in turmoil. The situation has become complex due to the presence of Al-Qaeda network and ISIS ('Islamic' State of Iraq and Syria) radicals in the Middle East and Mediterranean region. Such non state extremists groups are a collective threat to future Europe also. On the other hand various countries of the Middle East and gulf region, have been engaged in waging the proxy wars against each other in order to achieve their specific objectives. Geographically, historically and politically Turkey has been a bridge between Middle East and Europe. The underlying assumption of this study establishes Turkey's matured foreign policy not only as a model for struggling states of the Muslim World but holds keys to emerging threats to Europe. The study explores possibilities of Turkey to be central player not only for the resolution of regional issues but also as an active player at the global level.
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Muhammad Nadeem Mirza, Lubna Abid Ali, Irfan Hasnain Qaisrani. Stabilizing Disarray in the Muslim World: Turkey and the European Union. Journal of Political Studies, Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab Lahore, 2017, 24 (1), pp.53-65. ⟨halshs-02951737⟩

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