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On Turkish politics and International affairs

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...

Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel

There is no doubt that Zionism is a heavily-loaded concept involving fierce debates over Jewish identity, as well as the impacts it has made on the...

Conflicts in the Middle East Since 1945

Conflicts in the Middle East Since 1945 outlines the key low and high intensity conflicts that occurred in the Middle East (ME) from 1947 to 2007....

Legislating Reality and Politicizing History: Contextualizing Armenian Claims of Genocide

Although the relocation of Armenians as a historical event occurred over 100 years ago, it still remains on the agenda of policymakers and...

International Human Rights Law: Returning to Universal Principles

We live in a world where developments in one state impact the others. Human rights violations taking place in or by a state affect other states as...

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide

Azeem Ibrahim’s The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide traces the genealogy of the problem that Rohingyas are facing in Myanmar–the...

Non-State Challenges in a Re-Ordered World: The Jackals of Westphalia

The world felt the shock of various types of non-state actors (NSAs) such as the ETA, IRA and PKK, with their ethnic, separatist, leftist ideology,...

Understanding Transatlantic Relations: Whither the West?

A valuable book that helps to better understand the spiky path in the relations between Western countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Simoni...

The Domino Effect: How the Shale Revolution Is Transforming Energy Markets, Industries and Economies

Because of the U.S.’ long history as an oil importer, its economy has suffered for many years due to oil price hikes stemming from oil supply...

The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change

The Power Triangle offers a historical sociology account of power relations during times of regime stability and change. The book was originally a...

Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Despite four decades of multi-level and multi-actor efforts to find a solution, Cyprus remains an intractable conflict and a case of analysis for...