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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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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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Israel: Turkey’s Former Hi-Tech Weapons Supplier

After signing a defense cooperation agreement in 1996, Turkey turned to Israel for the supply of advanced arms. As I outlined in this National Interest piece, Turkey borders three states known to have pursued dual-use nuclear-weapons capabilities and ballistic-missile technologies. Therefore, … Continue reading

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