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Domestic Determinants of the U S -Iran Rivalry

Domestic Determinants of the U.S.-Iran Rivalry

Recent studies of diversionary theory focus on domestic determinants of conflict between...
Iran s Nuclear Agreement The Three Specific Clusters of Concerns

Iran’s Nuclear Agreement: The Three Specific Clusters of Concerns

When Iran’s nuclear agreement was signed, critics raised questions about the terms of the...
Diffusion in the Arab World Turkey and Iran as Models

Diffusion in the Arab World: Turkey and Iran as Models of Emulation on the Eve of the ‘Arab Spring’

The literature about factors that promote growth and change presents models of diffusion that are...

 Articles

History and Victimhood Engaging with Rohingya Issues

History and Victimhood: Engaging with Rohingya Issues

Since the late 1990s, the public representation of the Muslim minority of Rakhine State...
Is Pakistan a Failed State An Assessment of Islamist Ideals

Is Pakistan a Failed State? An Assessment of Islamist Ideals, Nationalist Articulation and Ground Realities

In drafting its Middle East policy, the Trump administration appears to depart from the soft...
China and India The Struggle for Mastery in Eurasia

China and India: The Struggle for Mastery in Eurasia

This article examines the economic and strategic rivalry between China and India along with a...
Beyond the Nominal and the Ad Hoc The Substance and

Beyond the Nominal and the Ad Hoc: The Substance and Drivers of China-Russia Military Cooperation

Post-Cold War China-Russia relations have always been a matter of debate. Since the end of the...
The United States and China Strategic Rivalry in Africa

The United States and China: Strategic Rivalry in Africa

This commentary underscores the strategic rivalry taking place in Africa between the United...

 Review Article

Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Over the years, the term ‘globalization’ has acquired notoriety in all forms of intellectual...
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,...

China’s Asian Dream: Quiet Empire Building Along the New Silk Road

Written as an outcome of two years of wandering around China’s border regions and far-away parts...

How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism

Over the course of the past 300 years, how does leadership compare from ‘East’ to ‘West’ in terms...

Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India

The dominance of European scholars and a Euro-centric framework in social sciences, including...
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...
PANEL Debating Russia's Assertive Foreign Policy

PANEL | Debating Russia's Assertive Foreign Policy

After the publication of its special issue “Reclaiming the Region: Russia, the West, and the...
PANEL Trump s America Changes Challenges and Expectations

PANEL | Trump’s America: Changes, Challenges and Expectations

After the publication of its issue, Trump’s America, Insight Turkey organizes a panel in which...
Call for Paper: European Union Crisis