By Ian O. Lesser,Stephen F. Larrabee,Zalmay Kalilzad

on the ecu Union's Helsinki Summit in December 1999, Turkey used to be declared a candidate for ecu club. yet ecu and U.S. stakes in Turkey proceed to adapt in trendy post-Cold warfare period, motivated in no small half by means of Turkey's geopolitical place as a pivotal nation. the U.S. is anxious with Turkish aid for U.S. freedom of motion in key areas, and Turkey desires to make sure that it is going to have european and U.S. guidance in dealing with its personal local demanding situations. Explores the importance of adjustments at the Turkish family scene, in addition to the contours of Ankara's more and more lively exterior regulations. The document is going directly to talk about Western stakes sooner or later of a altering Turkey. The authors supply an time table for nearer strategic cooperation within the U.S.-Turkish-European triangle, concentrating on key concerns reminiscent of kin with Russia, strength safety, containing guns proliferation hazards within the center East, and reinforcing Turkish convergence with the eu Union.

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