Insight Turkey

Insight Turkey

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On Turkish politics and International affairs


The Paradox of Inclusion Exclusion of Islamist Parties in Tunisia

The Paradox of Inclusion/Exclusion of Islamist Parties in Tunisia and Jordan after the Arab Uprisings: A Comparative Study

The public protests that engulfed most Arab regimes in 2011 have since opened a Pandora’s Box of...
Iran s Military Capability The Structure and Strength of Forces

Iran’s Military Capability: The Structure and Strength of Forces

Economic upheaval in the post-revolutionary period, its ideological concerns, the lessons of the...
Deconstructing the Gulf Crisis Post-Colonialism and Competing Projects in the

Deconstructing the Gulf Crisis: Post-Colonialism and Competing ‘Projects’ in the Middle East

This article deconstructs the stated reasons behind the quartet’s blockade on Qatar, including i)...
Guest Editor's Note Winter 2019

Guest Editor's Note | Winter 2019

Africa has often been the focus of contradictory attention that has oscillated between the labels...
Editor's Note Fall 2018

Editor's Note | Fall 2018

This issue of Insight Turkey comes with a different format and brings to its readers two...
Editor's Note Summer 2018

Editor's Note | Summer 2018

The European Union is a success story. It brought enemy countries together, combined their...

 Articles

The Western Balkans in the Transatlantic Security Context Where Do

The Western Balkans in the Transatlantic Security Context: Where Do We Go from Here?

The Western Balkans has traditionally held vital geostrategic importance for European and...
Turkey and Germany in the Balkans Competing with Each Other

Turkey and Germany in the Balkans: Competing with Each Other?

This paper aims to see whether there is a commercial and financial rivalry between Turkey and...
Ir relevance of Croatian Experience for Further EU Enlargement

(Ir)relevance of Croatian Experience for Further EU Enlargement

Croatia’s experience of the EU accession and that of its six-year membership is only partially...
The European Crisis and Turkey s Unpredictable Role in the

The European Crisis and Turkey’s Unpredictable Role in the Balkans

This paper discusses Turkey’s role in the Balkans as part of the broader narrative of European...
The Macedonia Name Dispute A Few Drivers and Spoilers of

The Macedonia Name Dispute: A Few Drivers and Spoilers of Success

In June 2018, after 27 years of negotiations, the governments of Macedonia and Greece signed an...
The Proposed Territorial Exchange between Serbia and Kosovo

The Proposed Territorial Exchange between Serbia and Kosovo

Serbia and Kosovo have initiated a process of territorial exchange that could have serious...

 Review Article

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

At no other time in the history of the world has the crisis in the global economy become a...
The Great War in the Middle East

The Great War in the Middle East

Inspired by the centenary of World War I (WWI), a plethora of history books have been released...
Islam in the Balkans Globalization Europeanization Localization

Islam in the Balkans: Globalization, Europeanization, Localization

The study of European Islam is now experiencing an unprecedented revival. While most of its...

Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

The category of political prisoners has rarely been discussed as a theoretical and philosophical...

The Emergence of Kantian Culture in Turkish Foreign Policy (1980-2012): A Holistic Constructivist Approach

There is hardly a more thought-provoking subject in the contemporary political history of Turkey...

Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects

In Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects, Hakan Köni focuses on Turkish...
PANEL Fault Lines in the European Union

PANEL | Fault Lines in the European Union

After the publication of its special issue “Fault Lines in the European Union: Brexit, Populism...
PANEL Turkey and the Gulf Relations

PANEL | Turkey and the Gulf Relations

So what is the roadmap for Turkey in the recent Gulf crisis? What are the new opportunities and...
PANEL China's Role in Global Politics

PANEL | China's Role in Global Politics

After the publication of its special issue “Persistence Rise of China: Global Challenges and...
Call for Paper Turkey's Foreign Policy

Call for Paper | Turkey's Foreign Policy

We invite you to submit your paper on the recent developments in Turkey’s foreign policy.
Call for Paper Politics of the Balkans and Future Perspectives

Call for Paper | Politics of the Balkans and Future Perspectives

We invite you to submit your paper on the recent political, economic and social crises in the...
Call for Paper European Union Crisis

Call for Paper | European Union Crisis

We invite you to submit your paper on the recent cycle of crises in the EU and their impact on...
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