Insight Turkey

Insight Turkey

Challenging ideas

On Turkish politics and International affairs


Economic Power and International Security

Economic Power and International Security

International security theories generally identify economic power as the key determinant of...
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...
Editor's Note Spring 2019

Editor's Note | Spring 2019

This issue of Insight Turkey aims at analyzing the above mentioned issues and provide to its...
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...

 Articles

Turkey s Relations and Energy Cooperation with the BSEC

Turkey’s Relations and Energy Cooperation with the BSEC

Turkey is conducting an increasingly active energy diplomacy and in order to understand the role...
Persuading through Culture Values and Ideas The Case of Turkey

Persuading through Culture, Values, and Ideas: The Case of Turkey’s Cultural Diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy always links to and often overlaps with soft power and public diplomacy. Thus,...
Ottoman Cash Waqfs An Alternative Financial System

Ottoman Cash Waqfs: An Alternative Financial System

The institutions of “waqfs,” that is foundations, stand before us as an intermediate option...
Why the Neutrality of Azerbaijan Is Important for the European

Why the Neutrality of Azerbaijan Is Important for the European Union

Fragile stability in the South Caucasus is hugely dependent on the neutrality or so-called...
Chasing the Dream The Salman Doctrine and Saudi Arabia s

Chasing the Dream: The Salman Doctrine and Saudi Arabia’s Bid for Regional Dominance

Saudi Arabia’s massive air campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen initiated a major shift...
European Parliament Elections A New Political Environment in Europe and

European Parliament Elections: A New Political Environment in Europe and Turkey

Citizens of the European Union (EU) voted to elect 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)...

 Review Article

From Ballots to Bullets Arab Uprising and the Reoccurrence of

From Ballots to Bullets: Arab Uprising and the Reoccurrence of Authoritarian Politics

Since the end of the Cold War, much of the turmoil in the Middle East has been caused by the...
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...

Questioning Modernity in Indonesia and Malaysia

Modernity, as it stands in the book, refers to a theoretical set of facile tools which improve an...

Strategic Failure: How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America

Grand strategy is a blueprint that sets the path to foreign policy; more specifically, it reveals...

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution

For decades, energy, especially oil, has been the weak spot of the United States. This...
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...
Turkey's Foreign Policy

Turkey's Foreign Policy

We invite you to submit your paper on the recent developments in Turkey’s foreign policy.
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