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Insight Turkey > Issues | Rethinking Environmental Security - Spring 2022 / Volume 24, Number 2

Rethinking Environmental Security



Review Article


A Review of Three Approaches to the Eritrean Nation as a Case for Nation before Identity
Despite the three books’ noted shortcomings, they all provide solid information on how Eritrean nationhood and identity began to form and mature and how it continues to transform through a transnational conception of the country. Such a complex national identification project cannot be forced upon the population, as was seen in the attempts of Ethiopia’s Amharization of Eritreans. The project will instead require a willful merging of the existing cultural traits of different Eritrean ethnies to create a new national Eritrean polity. In any case, the ongoing case of Eritrea provides a good case to observe how new identification becomes meaningful to form a basis for social activities that are needed for a group to be regarded as a nation.


Book Reviews


Small State Security Dilemma: Kuwait after 1991
Despite its shortcomings, Small Security Dilemma: Kuwait after 1991is worth reading to augment...

Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: What War Does to Women
The strength of the book lies in the fact that the author deftly contextualizes and explains the...

Negotiating Survival: Civilian-Insurgent Relations in Afghanistan
Despite this analytical weakness, Negotiating Survival offers readers a brilliant glimpse into...

A Shared Struggle: Stories of Palestinian and Irish Hunger Strikers
The book’s strength lies in bringing the narrative of Palestinian and Irish hunger strikers...

Architectures of Violence: The Command Structures of Modern Mass Atrocities, from Yugoslavia to Syria
Architectures of Violence: The Command Structures of Modern Mass Atrocities by Kate Ferguson is...

Turkey: A Past against History
As a careful observer of modern Turkish history and domestic politics, Christine Philliou...

The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice in the United States
The book can be very insightful not only for those who are working in think tanks but for any...

A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa
While the book traces a progressivist line from Orientalism and modernization theories, the...

Drones: The Brilliant, the Bad and the Beautiful
Drones: The Brilliant, the Bad, and the Beautiful demonstrates that although the development of...

Decentralization and Governance Capacity: The Case of Turkey
The author unpacks the important relationship among socio-economic development, local capacity,...


Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Spring 2022
While the importance of environmental security certainly is going to increase in the following years as more regional and global actors will join the fight against the climate change, it is critical to examine and understand the issue from geopolitical, economic, and legal perspectives. With that said, we are confident that this issue of Insight Turkey entitled “Rethinking Environmental Security in Türkiye and Beyond” will present timely studies regarding environmental security, a complex and increasingly important issue for Türkiye and the world.  


Commentaries


The 2021-2022 “De-Escalation Moment” in the Middle East: A Net Assessment
Starting the end of 2020, the Middle East has witnessed an unprecedented de-escalation among its...

The Future of Eastern Mediterranean Energy and Climate Collaboration
Over the last few years, the Eastern Mediterranean region has been struggling to capitalize on...

Climate Change and the Great Power Rivalry in the Arctic
The world politics of the 2020s seems to consist of two realities: People are concerned about an...

Hotting Up? Geopolitical Rivalry and Environmental Security in the Arctic
Traditionally the Arctic has been on the margins of international political interest, either...


Articles


Understanding Israel’s Foreign Policy from the Perspective of Identity and Security
The objective of this research paper is to apply an integration of two main theoretical...

Türkiye and the Future of Normalization in the Middle East
Following the Arab Spring, all the nations in the Middle East started to pursue a phase of...

Why and How Did Iran’s Reformist Movement Perish? Understanding the Implications of U.S. Sanctions Policy
Iran’s middle class appears to be on the slippery slope, switching from its dream of political...

Reconsidering the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes in the Anthropocene
Despite the increased number of International Environmental Regimes (IERs), gradually worsening...

Türkiye’s Climate Policy: Aligned with International Climate Politics
The aim of this article is to assess Türkiye’s national climate policy framework within the...

Türkiye’s Water Security Policy: Energy, Agriculture, and Transboundary Issues
Water security refers to the availability of adequate quantities and qualities of water for...


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