May 7, 2012
Turkey-U.S. Ties in a Post-Alliance World
Gokhan Bacik, Today's Zaman
The foreign policies of states are less consistent nowadays. In the past, alliance formation among states occurred on the basis of very precisely defined common interests. A typical alliance delineated the red lines of bilateral relations on various highly critical issues. Allied partners were expected not to cross those red lines. Moreover, alliances used to produce high levels of loyalty, which also affected the allied partners' relations with other states.
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