Calling for a reset in Turkish-American relations in the post-COVID international order
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CitationKibaroğlu, M. (June 30, 2020). Calling for a Reset in Turkish-American Relations in the post-COVID International Order. Insight Turkey, 93-109.
Analysts emphasize that nothing will be the same after the pandemic and refer to the 'new normal' that is likely to prevail everywhere in the world. It would be a legitimate question to ask if this would provide a conducive environment for Turkey and the United States to reset their relations that have much deteriorated lately. This article will, first, highlight the contours of the 'new normal' narrative by referring to the views expressed by politicians, academics, analysts, journalists and intellectuals from around the world. Second, the article will assess the implications of the parameters of the 'new normal' for key actors in world politics, such as the United States, China, the European Union and Russia, as well as Turkey's Middle Eastern neighbors, with respect to the issues that will be at stake in the international security environment. Finally, the article will make a call for a reset in Turkish-American relations in order for the two long-standing allies to adapt themselves better to post-COVID international politics.