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The Legal and Political Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis

The Legal and Political Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis: What Is at Stake?

The main challenge in relation to Mediterranean gas is the distribution of potential gas reserves which inevitably entails delimitation of maritime...

TurkStream as Russia s Last Step in Diversification A Win-Win

TurkStream as Russia’s Last Step in Diversification: A Win-Win Approach

This article discusses why Russia replaced the South Stream project with the TurkStream by changing its route and name, and why Turkey is involved...

Russia-GCC Economic Relations When Quality Matters more than Quantity

Russia-GCC Economic Relations: When Quality Matters more than Quantity

During the last five years, Russian relations with the GCC have developed on a largely positive trajectory. Even Moscow’s decision to leave the...

Deciphering France s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

Deciphering France’s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

France’s Mediterranean policy can be analyzed from a historical perspective and through the actual conjuncture related to its geopolitical and...

The Energy Equation in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Energy Equation in the Eastern Mediterranean

The energy resource potential and discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean have attracted the attention of the global energy markets for a long...

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean The Future of Regional

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean: The Future of Regional Energy Development

This article provides a critical overview of the key commercial, technical, legal, and political challenges the Eastern Mediterranean region faces...

Turkey s Legal Approach to Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the

Turkey’s Legal Approach to Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

For more than a decade, the states bordering the Eastern Mediterranean Sea have been in disagreement over the delineation of their maritime...

The Actorness of the EU in Its Energy Relations with

The Actorness of the EU in Its Energy Relations with Algeria

The EU is now considered as an actor in international relations in many ways. Considering that it is dependent on energy imports, it is interesting...

Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19

Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This essay seeks to demonstrate that there are both ethical and practical considerations for enabling refugees to manage the coronavirus disease...

The UAE s Disruptive Policy in Libya

The UAE’s Disruptive Policy in Libya

In the last decade, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged as a leading counter-revolutionary force in the Middle East. Feeling the heat of...

Hybrid Political Order in Libya State Non-State and Armed Actors

Hybrid Political Order in Libya: State, Non-State, and Armed Actors

Libya, inspired by the February 17 revolution but devastated by post-revolt challenges, is struggling to build order, as state, non-state, and...

A Sea Change in the MENA Region External Interventions in

A Sea Change in the MENA Region: External Interventions in Libya

External interventions by both regional and global powers in Libya have not been a scarcity after the 2011 revolution. With the turn of 2014,...

Turkey s Military Spending Trends A Reflection of Changes in

Turkey’s Military Spending Trends: A Reflection of Changes in Defense Policy

The existing body of research on defense spending contains two main theses that appear in the much-debated discourse of “guns versus butter.” The...

Impact of Turmoil and Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean

Impact of Turmoil and Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean on Jordanian Energy Security and Foreign Policy

The Mediterranean region has witnessed a lot of turbulence in the last decade. On the one hand, the Arab uprising changed the shape of the regional...

The Future of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Light of Trump

The Future of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Light of Trump’s Deal of the Century

U.S. President Donald Trump declared his long-awaited and debated Middle East ‘peace plan,’ the so-called ‘deal of the century,’ in January 2020,...

The Future of Turkey s Airpower The Fifth Generation Challenge

The Future of Turkey’s Airpower: The Fifth Generation Challenge

Rapid advances in technology enable incremental developments in the aerospace and defense sector, the most well-known example of which is the...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place How to Make

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How to Make Sense of Turkey’s S-400 Choice?*

With the wrap-up of the S-400 deal with Russia in December 2017, critics argue that Turkey is caught between a rock and a hard place due to the...

Turkey s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary

Turkey’s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary Military Policy

As the incumbent Turkish administration strives to pursue more aspiring goals in foreign affairs, Turkeys military policy is fast developing in...

Deciphering Turkey s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy Objectives Pillars

Deciphering Turkey’s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy: Objectives, Pillars, and Implications*

This article argues that the change in Turkey’s defense and military strategy stems both from Turkey’s changing security landscape following the...

Reinventing Hybridity in a Globalized Context The Case of Turkish

Reinventing Hybridity in a Globalized Context: The Case of Turkish Soap Operas and Their Reception in Morocco

This article aims to examine Turkish soap operas as a multi-faceted phenomenon that, as a product of cultural hybridization, will also contribute...

Social Media and Fake News in the Post-Truth Era The

Social Media and Fake News in the Post-Truth Era: The Manipulation of Politics in the Election Process*

This article focuses on how virtual social networks affect socio-political life. The main theme of the article is how social networks such as...

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