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Re-examining the Base The Political and Security Dimensions of Turkey

Re-examining the “Base”: The Political and Security Dimensions of Turkey’s Military Presence in Somalia

In late 2017, Turkey opened a facility to train the Somali National Army. Routinely described as...
Economic Power and International Security

Economic Power and International Security

International security theories generally identify economic power as the key determinant of...
Managing Democratization Achievements and Limitations in AK Party Era

Managing Democratization: Achievements and Limitations in AK Party Era

During its first two terms (2002-2012), AK Party adopted a range of constitutional...
Editor's Note Summer 2018

Editor's Note | Summer 2018

The European Union is a success story. It brought enemy countries together, combined their...
Editor's Note Spring 2018

Editor's Note | Spring 2018

The Gulf is a sub-region consisting of Saudi Arabia and five small states, namely Kuwait, Qatar,...
Editor's Note Winter 2018

Editor's Note | Winter 2018

Today, the world system is in a transition and experiencing a deep international crisis. The U.S....

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Kazakhstan s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Kazakhstan’s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Using the case of Sino-Russian competition over Central Asian energy and transportation networks,...
Reforming the Policymaking Process in Turkey s New Presidential System

Reforming the Policymaking Process in Turkey’s New Presidential System

The system of government in Turkey shifted from a parliamentary to an intrinsic presidential...
UK Strategy in the Gulf and Middle East after American

UK Strategy in the Gulf and Middle East after American Retrenchment

This paper considers the impact of the possible relative decline of the U.S. and its engagement...
Uzbekistan as a Gateway for Turkey s Return to Central

Uzbekistan as a Gateway for Turkey’s Return to Central Asia

After two decades of downhill diplomacy, Turkey and Uzbekistan have pledged to deepen bilateral...
The June 24 Elections On Political Change and the Future

The June 24 Elections: On Political Change and the Future of Turkey

On June 24, 2018, two elections that determine Turkey’s future took place. By focusing on the...
The Nature of the Libyan Crisis and Forthcoming Election

The Nature of the Libyan Crisis and Forthcoming Election

Libya, which ended the 42-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has been dragged into another...
The Visual Politics of Wars

The Visual Politics of Wars

In The Visual Politics of Wars, the contributors explore the concepts of journalism and mass...
East-West Migration in the European Union

East-West Migration in the European Union

Migration flows towards Europe, in other words, the migration crisis is a very delicate problem...
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, edited by Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse,...

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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...
Arts Market and the State Cultural Policies in Introspect

Arts, Market and the State: Cultural Policies in Introspect

The field of cultural policies is novel and burgeoning; it harbors diverse and even contradictory...

The Visual Politics of Wars

In The Visual Politics of Wars, the contributors explore the concepts of journalism and mass...

East-West Migration in the European Union

Migration flows towards Europe, in other words, the migration crisis is a very delicate problem...

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, edited by Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse,...
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...
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...
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...
Call for Paper | Politics of the Balkans and Future Perspectives