The latest issue of Insight Turkey, “The Struggle over Central Asia: Chinese-Russian Rivalry and Turkey’s Comeback,” focuses on different topics including the latest developments in Central Asia, which has high potential but came under the spotlight only in recent years and also the highly important general and presidential June 24, 2018 elections in Turkey.
Articles about Central Asia focus on the competition between international actors in this region and the politics of Central Asian states. Articles of Morena Skalamera and Mariya Omelicheva assess the growing Chinese-Russian competition in the region. Bayram Balcı and Eşref Yalınkılıçlı commentaries address Turkey’s Central Asian policy.
In terms of the general and presidential elections in Turkey, Nebi Miş et al., Ali Çarkoğlu and Kerem Yıldırım, Hüseyin Alptekin, and Ali Yaşar Sarıbay provide detailed evaluations of the June 24 elections.
In this issue, you may also find Emrah Kekilli’s commentary about the Libya crisis and Libyan elections, Gareth Stansfield, Doug Stokes and Saul Kelly’s article about the UK’s strategy in the Middle East in the aftermath of the U.S. retrenchment.
With the trust that you will find this issue illuminating and interesting, we look forward to meeting you in the next year’s issues.