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Demystifying Qatar s Pro-Revolution Monarchy Old Rivalries New Geopolitical Motives

Demystifying Qatar’s Pro-Revolution Monarchy: Old Rivalries, New Geopolitical Motives

Unlike other Arab monarchies, Qatar has embraced a supportive position toward the Arab revolutions since the moment they broke out in late 2010. In...

Questioning the Compass of the Western Media Early Perceptions of

Questioning the Compass of the Western Media: Early Perceptions of the July 15 Coup Attempt in Turkey

This study investigates how the western media reacted immediately after the July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey. To this end, 91 news reports and...

TİKA s Heritage Restoration Projects Examples of Foreign Aid or

TİKA’s Heritage Restoration Projects: Examples of Foreign Aid or Proof of Neo-Ottomanism?

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Turkey has been using the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) to gain soft power and...

Is Turkey Ready for the Post COVID-19 World Order

Is Turkey Ready for the Post COVID-19 World Order?

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a huge impact on the global economy and politics. Closures and lockdowns stopped international trade resulting in an...

How the Iranian Regime Survived Examining Internal and External Strategies

How the Iranian Regime Survived: Examining Internal and External Strategies

Following the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and the reimposition of...

The International Criminal Court and Israel s Acts in the

The International Criminal Court and Israel’s Acts in the Occupied Territories: Progress and Prospects

Following the request of Palestine as a Party State to the Status of the International Criminal Court, the Prosecutor decided to start a...

Islamophobia Neoliberalism and the Muslim Other

Islamophobia, Neoliberalism, and the Muslim ‘Other’

Muslim communities have been racialized as ‘Other’ for over 1,400 years.1 The manner in which the figure of the Muslim has been invoked as a threat...

Contemporary Experiences of Islamophobia in Today s United Kingdom Findings

Contemporary Experiences of Islamophobia in Today’s United Kingdom: Findings from Ten Small-Scale Studies

In today’s the United Kingdom, Islamophobia is as contested as it is real. Challenging this contestation, this article presents findings from ten...

For a New Alterity of Islam in European Perspective

For a New Alterity of Islam in European Perspective

The depiction of Islam and Muslims in Europe has, in general, been dominated by an ‘Othering’ in which they are considered inherently different,...

The Post-September 11 Rise of Islamophobia Identity and the Clash

The Post-September 11 Rise of Islamophobia: Identity and the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ in Europe and Latin America

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Islamophobia exploded across ‘the West,’ but particularly in Europe. While Muslims were...

Islamophobia as Cultural Racism The Case of Islamic Attire in

Islamophobia as Cultural Racism: The Case of Islamic Attire in Turkey

Grasping the various aspects of Islamophobia in Muslim societies requires much finer methods in order to decipher the intentions of the actors in...

Veil and Burqa in the French Public Sphere A Feminist

Veil and Burqa in the French Public Sphere: A Feminist Analysis

The visibility of women and their freedoms in the French public sphere is envisaged in this article on the basis of laïcité and gender equality....

A Decade Later Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and

A Decade Later: Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and Turkey’s Role

This article attempts to understand the outcomes of the crackdown on the Arab revolts and the lessons learned thereof. There is no doubt that the...

Syrian Mass Migration in the 2015 EU Refugee Crisis A

Syrian Mass Migration in the 2015 EU Refugee Crisis: A Hybrid Threat or Chance for Implementing Migration Diplomacy?

This article examines the use of coercive engineered migration as a hybrid threat during the 2015 EU refugee crisis. The authors argue that...

The Question of State-Sponsored Terrorism Investigation of ASALA and JCAG

The Question of State-Sponsored Terrorism: Investigation of ASALA and JCAG in the Light of Available CIA Documents

After a careful investigation of available archival documents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. State Department, this paper...

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...

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