Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them.
The Cambridge History of Turkey, Volume 2, Chapter 3: Ottoman Expansion in Europe, ca. 1453-1606
By Palmira Brummett
Turkey is on the cusp of a period in its history that will be defined by expansion, through either direct control or greater regional influence. To a degree, this is already being witnessed on the ground by its invasion of Afrin in Syria and at sea by its recent blocking of a European drilling rig from approaching an area off the coast of Cyprus to explore for natural gas.
While much has changed since the Ottoman Empire began its rise in the middle in the 15th century, Turkey still inhabits the same territory. Its position as a bridge between East and West – with one foot in Asia and another in Europe, and interests spanning both maritime and terrestri