Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

 Articles

Russia-Europe Relations in Historical Perspective Investigating the Role of Ukraine

Russia-Europe Relations in Historical Perspective: Investigating the Role of Ukraine

There seems to be a consensus within both Russian and European analytic communities as to the...
Russian Energy Policy in the Middle East

Russian Energy Policy in the Middle East

Following the fallout between Russia and the West, Moscow embarked on a strategy to make its...
Russian-Iranian Relations through the Prism of the Syrian Crisis

Russian-Iranian Relations through the Prism of the Syrian Crisis

Moscow is extremely interested in keeping Iran in the sphere of its influence. First of all,...
Kirkuk Iraq's Next War What Options Does Turkey Have

Kirkuk, Iraq's Next War: What Options Does Turkey Have?

As the battle for Mosul is entering its final stage, observers of Iraq's political scene...
How South America Let Venezuela Down

How South America Let Venezuela Down

The political, economic and humanitarian crisis in the country with the world’s largest proven...
The Legitimacy Crisis of the U S Elite and the

The Legitimacy Crisis of the U.S. Elite and the Rise of Donald Trump

The American political elite’s legitimacy crisis is demonstrated by Trump’s rise by challenging...

 Review Article

Islam Culture Institutions and Agents

Islam: Culture, Institutions and Agents

The three books reviewed in this article do not seem closely related in the first impression....
The Democratization Process in Turkey Theory Legacy and Prospects

The Democratization Process in Turkey: Theory, Legacy, and Prospects

In one of his articles on the requirements of large-scale democracy and political institutions,...
What Constitutes the State s Culture of Political Violence

What Constitutes the State’s Culture of Political Violence?

A culture of political violence is the configuration of factors which exist lastingly in a...

Understanding Transatlantic Relations: Whither the West?

A valuable book that helps to better understand the spiky path in the relations between Western...

The Domino Effect: How the Shale Revolution Is Transforming Energy Markets, Industries and Economies

Because of the U.S.’ long history as an oil importer, its economy has suffered for many years due...

The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change

The Power Triangle offers a historical sociology account of power relations during times of...