This paper investigates the policies of both Ankara and Riyadh toward the ongoing crisis between Qatar and the Saudi-led quartet since mid-2017. The crisis has shaken the balance in the region and laid the foundation for new understandings regarding Gulf unity and regional order. On these grounds, it is worth examining the stances of regional actors through different approaches of foreign policy. By using the “three-dimensional” methodology of Kenneth Waltz, this paper analyzes the rationale behind Turkish and Saudi policy toward the Gulf crisis on individual-, state-, and international-based levels since these two countries are among the most influential actors in the region. It argues that Turkish and Saudi approaches can confront each other if the regional developments carry an ideological nature, as in the case of the Gulf crisis.
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Research Article| June 02 2019
An Assessment of Turkish and Saudi Policy towards the Gulf Crisis: Three Levels of Analysis
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 151–168.
Sinem Cengiz; An Assessment of Turkish and Saudi Policy towards the Gulf Crisis: Three Levels of Analysis. Contemporary Arab Affairs 2 June 2019; 12 (2): 151–168. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122007
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