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Revista UNISCI 2014, 34

Author: Sotiris Serbos

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UNISCI Discussion Papers ISSN: 1696-2206 unisci@cps.ucm.es Universidad Complutense de Madrid España Serbos, Sotiris Injecting the Iranian factor in us-turkish relations: A new player in town? UNISCI Discussion Papers, núm.
34, enero-abril, 2014, pp.
9-29 Universidad Complutense de Madrid Madrid, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=76729583002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative UNISCI Discussion Papers, Nº 34 (Enero - January 2014) ISSN 1696-2206 INJECTING THE IRANIAN FACTOR IN US-TURKISH RELATIONS: A NEW PLAYER IN TOWN? Sotiris Serbos1 Democritus University of Thrace Abstract: The article attempts to bring forward a framework analysis which elaborates on America’s shifting foreign and defence policy priorities from the Middle East region to the Asia-Pacific.
Pulling of resources for sustaining a US rebalancing strategy to Asia is inextricably linked to successfully coordinate a set of alliances in a far from straightforward regional security environment.
In an effort to achieve a functional balance of power in the Greater Middle East, Washington’s game-changing for managing regional rivalries and the spillover effects of the Syrian civil war, indicate a necessity for reassessing Middle East’s security system by approaching two non-Arab Muslim countries; Shiite Iran and Sunni Turkey.
To avoid Iraq’s disintegration and above all to preserve a regional balance of power, America’s strategy involves engaging Iran in a constructive process of rapprochement with the US, while empowering Turkey to counterbalance its growing leverage in the region. Keywords: Asia - Pacific, Middle East, Balance of Power, Iraq. Resumen: Este artículo presenta un marco de análisis dedicado a las cambi...





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