Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

The Rise of a New Superpower: Turkey’s Key Role in the World Economy and Energy Market

During the radical economic transformation taking place over the last decades, which is characterized by the decline of the West, Turkey has...

Neslishah: The Last Ottoman Princess

Throughout the history of the Turkish Republic, Republican historians regarded the abolition of the Ottoman Empire and the Caliphate as a just act,...

America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror

America in the World is an impressive collection of documents related to United States foreign policy from the country’s earliest expansionist...

Work: The Last 1,000 Years

The rather pristine title of this book suggests a study on topics like the shift from face-to-face interaction to virtual teams; how employees find...

Counter-Radicalisation: Critical Perspectives

The sophisticated terror attacks that followed 9/11, the Madrid train station bombing in 2004, the murder of Dutch filmmaker Teo Van Gogh in...

Gaza: A History

Gaza, the world’s largest open air prison, could be viewed broadly through the lenses of history, argues Jean Pierre Filiu, in his book Gaza: A...

The Politics of Fear: What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean

The European political landscape has been changing gradually from left to right wing since the end of the Cold War. Particularly in the last...

Solidarity in the European Union

This volume originates from a conference on ‘Solidarity and its Crisis in the European Union’ that was held at the University of Hamburg from June...

Turkey and the West: Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance

Turkish-American relations are currently witnessing their deepest crisis. Even in 1975 when the U.S. put an arms embargo on Turkey, Ankara had some...

The Nationalities of Europe: The Growth of National Ideologies

In The Nationalities of Europe, first published in 1945, Munro Chadwick investigates the issue of nationality and opens a discussion about the...

Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire: A History of the Fraternity and its Influence in Syria and the Levant

This book is about the freemasons of the Ottoman Empire, especially in the areas of Tripoli, Beirut and Mount Lebanon around the 19th and the...

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy: You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

In a philosophy-themed book series pandering to a general audience and including pop cultural phenomena ranging from Harry Potter and Twilight to...

World Politics: International Relations and Globalization in the 21st Century

Navigating through the exciting and complex realms of global politics, the book begins by providing basic information about what international...

An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies: A Transnational Approach

In An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies: A Transnational Approach, the contributors explore the post-Cold War concept of...

The Iranian Revolution

This book is a great source of information about the events that occurred in 21st century Iran, which changed history as well as beliefs about the...

The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

The book is a conceptual journey through the concept of Salafism, which removes ambiguities for the readers, particularly saving readers from being...

Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus

Near Abroad is a must-read book for scholars and other readers who are interested in better understanding the relationship between the U.S. and...

What is Russia up to in the Middle East?

Dmitri Trenin, the current director of the Moscow based think-tank the Carnegie Moscow Center, raises a question that has been the interest of many...

Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights and Foreign Policy

Mahmood Monshipouri’s Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights and Foreign Policy fills the gap by providing a...

Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Research on the role that the media has played in the Arab uprisings highlights the liberating potential of the media as a medium for...

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 of Asia, China’s Asian Dream is an interesting...

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 of both economic and military power on a global...

Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India

The dominance of European scholars and a Euro-centric framework in social sciences, including history, has both stemmed from and perpetuated...

Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse

Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse, edited by Ruth Wodak, Majid KhosraviNik and Brigitte Mral, compiles theoretically and...