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Questioning Modernity in Indonesia and Malaysia

Modernity, as it stands in the book, refers to a theoretical set of facile tools which improve an individual’s socio-political and rational life by...

Strategic Failure: How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America

Grand strategy is a blueprint that sets the path to foreign policy; more specifically, it reveals which foreign policy decisions should be taken...

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution

For decades, energy, especially oil, has been the weak spot of the United States. This indispensable economic resource has directly guided the...

The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid

The book under review is a work by American-Lebanese scholar Walid Phares, who specializes in Middle East politics. He has worked in different...

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

In 2011, the world observed a massive political uprising in the Middle East and North African (MENA) states. An invisible but constant competition...

The Taliban Reader: War, Islam and Politics

The Taliban Reader represents a collection of diversified primary sources associated with the Taliban movement that renders a comprehensive frame...

Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe

Since the commencement of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, which would thereafter change the existent regional order in the Middle East, many...

Trials of Europeanization: Turkish Political Culture and the European Union

Turkey’s modernization and Westernization process, which started with ‘Tanzimat’ in 1839 with an overt ambition during the Ottoman period,...

Turkey’s July 15th Coup: What Happened and Why

Evaluating an edited book written by twelve authors with significantly different points of view on one of the most critical events of recent...

Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

The category of political prisoners has rarely been discussed as a theoretical and philosophical concept. However, the book under review tries to...

The Emergence of Kantian Culture in Turkish Foreign Policy (1980-2012): A Holistic Constructivist Approach

There is hardly a more thought-provoking subject in the contemporary political history of Turkey than the country’s transforming state identity...

Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects

In Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects, Hakan Köni focuses on Turkish Political Islam’s (TPI) transformation in terms...

What Is the Sharia?

Relevant to contemporary times when Sharia, generally referred to as Islamic law, has been associated with numerous negative connotations –ranging...

Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography

The Muqaddima (Prolegomena) is the main work that made Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) eminent not only in historiography, civilization studies,...

The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition

During the late 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s, neo-liberalism first emerged as a reaction to the worldwide recession, and is associated with...

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity is the last installment of a four-volume series written by Prof. Akbar Ahmed. The text is...

Amerikan Grand Stratejisi: Obama’nın Ortadoğu Mirası [American Grand Strategy: Obama’s Middle East Legacy]

Although many actors, from regional powers to global powers, engage in grand strategy practices, the concept of ‘grand strategy’ is most closely...

Cycles in US Foreign Policy Since the Cold War

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. has confronted a very broad spectrum of problems. The return of great power rivalries with a rising...

Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia

The turbulent changes witnessed in Saudi Arabia ever since the appointment of Mohhamad Bin Salman (MBS) as the Crown Prince has shifted the focus...

The New Political Islam: Human Rights, Democracy and Justice

After September 11, Islamophobic approaches in society have become more widespread, and have been observed to appear more regularly. However,...

From Politics to the Pews: How Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity

The Westphalian process and the subsequent Reformation and Enlightenment periods put a distance between religion and political science in Western...

Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

The Middle East is a region of far-reaching importance due to past and current events in global politics. Of the many different dynamics and...

The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy: The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland

In the midst of political discussions over Israel’s controversial Jewish Nation-state Law adopted in July, re-examining Israel’s alleged ethnic...

Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices (8th Edition)

Thoroughly researched, insightful and well into its eighth edition, Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices is a seminal text...

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