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Precarious Hope: Migration and the Limits of Belonging in Turkey

Precarious Hope by Ayşe Parla is the outcome of fieldwork that Parla conducted over years with post-1990s Turkish migrants from Bulgaria, who...

Brexit and Internal Security: Political and Legal Concerns on the Future UK-EU Relationship

In conclusion, Brexit and Internal Security is a comprehensive and objective analysis that fills the gaps in security matters of Brexit. The issues...

The United States and Military Coups in Turkey and Pakistan: Between Conspiracy and Reality

The United States and Military Coups in Turkey and Pakistan delivers a profound analysis of the issue it addresses. By exploring the background of...

Russia and the Media: The Makings of a New Cold War

Russia and the Media is a well-rounded source of analysis. Referring to so many media sources through a wide time frame makes the study empirically...

Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network

In Cinema and the Cultural Cold War, the U.S. cultural diplomacy in Asia during the Cold War is discussed from a different point of view, and Sang...

Migration and the Refugee Dissensus in Europe: Borders, Security, and Austerity

Migration and the Refugee Dissensus in Europe: Borders, Security, and Austerity’s contribution is that it speaks across disciplines and explores...

Europe at the Crossroads: Confronting Populist, Nationalist, and Global Challenges

Europe at the Crossroads is useful for readers interested in populism and the transformations and challenges of the European political atmosphere....

Syria: The Tragedy of a Pivotal State

Syria: The Tragedy of a Pivotal State, written by Rajendra M. Abhyankar, seeks to provide readers with comprehensive details on Syria, with a focus...

Sensible Politics: Visualizing International Relations

Sensible Politics is an excellent read for anyone trying to understand changing international relations in a post-pandemic scenario. In terms of...

The Economics of the Middle East: A Comparative Approach

Rauch’s book contributes to the literature on the Middle East’s economics from a broad perspective. However, some tables, such as those related to...

Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations

Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations is both a contribution to these issues/debates and an attempt to go beyond...

The False Promise of Liberal Order: Nostalgia, Delusion and the Rise of Trump

The False Promise of Liberal Order is an enjoyable read for those looking for realist’s work with simple and parsimonious language and structure,...

Japan’s Relations with Muslim Asia

The book is an attempt to add a new and fresh perspective to the existing literature. Its diverse, multi-language references will open many paths...

İki Darbe Arasında: Türkiye Suriye Politikası (1960-1980) [Between Two Coups: Turkey’s Syria Policy (1960-1980)]

With Between Two Coups, Salık fills a gap in the literature of Turkish-Syrian relations and offers a detailed account not only for diplomatic...

Turkey and Russia in Syria: Testing the Extremes

The book’s originality owes much to Yükselen’s examination of the changing character of the Syrian War and its impacts on the behaviors of both...

Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad

In Road Warriors, Daniel Byman explores an issue that has played a significant role in the destabilization of numerous countries for many years. In...

Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump

Nye discusses the challenges for a future, moral foreign policy and specifies two global power shifts that will shape the context of American...

Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border

Beyond the Steppe Frontier can be a guiding example of studying the borderland settlements (city/town/region) of ambitious states. It depicts how...

Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire

Although Spiritual Subjects is predominately a thoughtful monograph on the Hajj in West Asia, it should also be considered an interdisciplinary...

Exploring Emotions in Turkey-Iran Relations: Affective Politics of Partnership and Rivalry

Exploring Emotions in Turkey-Iran Relations provides valuable historical and theoretical insights into Turkish-Iranian affairs, focusing on...

Women as War Criminals: Gender, Agency, and Justice

This work initiates a debate of war criminals between men and women, through examples that were prosecuted for similar crimes, unlike the rest of...

Strategy and Strategic Discourse in Turkish Foreign Policy

The book provides a wealth of necessary theoretical and historical background for understanding the security strategies of Turkish foreign policy....

International Relations since 1945: East, West, North, South

In International Relations Since 1945: East, West, North, South, Lundestad traverses a vast historical timeline of International Relations (IR)...

Turkey, Kemalism and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation

The work mainly focuses on the early period of the 1920s and the 1930s, which is essential for understanding Kemalism’s formation. The 1970s, which...

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