title   
  

Practical geopolitical reasoning in the Turkish and Qatari foreign policy on the Arab Spring

Pala, Özgür and Aras, Bülent (2015) Practical geopolitical reasoning in the Turkish and Qatari foreign policy on the Arab Spring. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 17 (3). pp. 286-302. ISSN 1944-8953 (Print) 1944-8961 (Online)

[img]PDF - Registered users only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
262Kb

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19448953.2015.1063274

Abstract

As a regional power, Turkey aspires to become an influential international actor. As a small state, Qatar seeks to enhance its security and sovereignty and become an indispensable regional middle power. The Arab Spring protests have created an ideal context for both actors to realize their geopolitical goals. However, adverse political developments have turned most Arab Spring countries into battlegrounds wherein old geopolitical rivalries deepened and new regional alliances were constructed. Taking Gaza, Syria and Egypt as cases in point, this paper investigates how Ankara and Doha's evolving practical geopolitical reasoning and its domestic and international representations converged to create venues for cooperation and promotion of relations to a level of political alignment.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:J Political Science > JZ International relations
ID Code:27098
Deposited By:Bülent Aras
Deposited On:26 Aug 2015 15:20
Last Modified:26 Aug 2015 15:20

Repository Staff Only: item control page