Turkey goes global: implications for the EU juin 26, 2012Posted by Acturca in Asie Centrale, Caucase, Economie, Etats-Unis, Moyen Orient, Turquie, Turquie-UE.
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Policy paper (demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy) June 2012
Adam Balcer *
In the last decade economic developments resulted in a tectonic shift in the balance of power in the international arena. This expressed itself in the growing multilateralism, relative weakening of the West (the USA, the EU, Japan), the emergence of China as the second superpower and the rise of new powers with global ambitions (India and Brazil). At the same time, the rise of around 15 midsize powers can be observed. They differ greatly based on their population, size of their economies, GDP (PPP) per capita and political systems. Turkey as the 16th biggest economy in the world is one of the most influential emerging midsize powers. Its robust regional clout is incomparably stronger than in the case of almost all other midsize powers. Turkey is also one of the most active midsize powers on the global stage.
* Programme Director “The EU and the new global contract” demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy
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