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Regional Dynamics


China’s extraordinary rise could represent a crucial challenge for the contemporary international order. Will Chinese ascent underpin a more prosperous and stable East Asia, or will it usher in greater uncertainty, contentious territorial disputes with its neighbors, and big power competition and conflict? Will Beijing become a responsible power socialized to international norms and institutions? Or will it seek to unilaterally restore a Sinocentric system in East Asia?

The book aims to deepen and encourage debate on the challenges that Turkey faces domestically, regionally, and in relations with the European Union. In recent years, the country is experiencing an increasing polarization of society and authoritarianism. In addition, although Turkey is still formally an accession candidate country, the EU anchor seems to be no longer able to support the consolidation of democracy, and the EU is turning Turkey into a strategic partner for the management of the migration crisis.