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Turkey, Tactical Nuclear Weapons, and Strategic Thinking

Apologies for my absence, I have been at back-to-back conferences about Syria and now about tactical nuclear weapons.  I presented my thoughts about Turkish nuclear decision-making about tactical nuclear weapons and missile defense. I have posted my presentation below (please … Continue reading

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Musings on Turkey’s Impending Nuclear Decision

Reuters is reporting that Turkey will make a decision about its second nuclear power plant by this weekend. The Japanese/French consortium is rumored to be the front runner and Turkish media is reporting that Prime Minister Erdogan and Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Turkey and Israel take a tiny step towards a military-to-military rapprochement

Today’s Zaman reported on Monday (11 November) that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is restructuring itself to wage a more effective military campaign against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). According to the report: [Chief of the General Staff Necdet] Özel … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t Turkey have its own Patriots?

Turkey, eager to help augment its border defenses, has announced that it will soon submit a request to the NATO alliance for the deployment of Patriot missiles. As I mentioned yesterday, the PAC-3 missile is unlikely to be used for … Continue reading

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The Definition of Insanity: Turkey’s Nuclear Tenders

The definition of insanity, according to Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results – What can the man who gave the world the theory of relativity – a critical discovery on the road to nuclear energy (and … Continue reading

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