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Small State Security Dilemma: Kuwait after 1991

Despite its shortcomings, Small Security Dilemma: Kuwait after 1991is worth reading to augment the scope of studies on security, small states and...

Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: What War Does to Women

The strength of the book lies in the fact that the author deftly contextualizes and explains the use of rape by men ‘as the easiest weapon’ 2022...

Negotiating Survival: Civilian-Insurgent Relations in Afghanistan

Despite this analytical weakness, Negotiating Survival offers readers a brilliant glimpse into the realities on the ground and the considerations...

A Shared Struggle: Stories of Palestinian and Irish Hunger Strikers

The book’s strength lies in bringing the narrative of Palestinian and Irish hunger strikers together in a symbolic gesture that speaks of the...

Architectures of Violence: The Command Structures of Modern Mass Atrocities, from Yugoslavia to Syria

Architectures of Violence: The Command Structures of Modern Mass Atrocities by Kate Ferguson is highly recommended for researchers of violence...

Turkey: A Past against History

As a careful observer of modern Turkish history and domestic politics, Christine Philliou skillfully addresses the emergence and transformation of...

The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice in the United States

The book can be very insightful not only for those who are working in think tanks but for any other intellectual or activist organization or...

A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa

While the book traces a progressivist line from Orientalism and modernization theories, the overall approach is non-emancipatory, as it is geared...

Drones: The Brilliant, the Bad and the Beautiful

Drones: The Brilliant, the Bad, and the Beautiful demonstrates that although the development of drones is still in its infancy, it has both...

Decentralization and Governance Capacity: The Case of Turkey

The author unpacks the important relationship among socio-economic development, local capacity, and better governance in the case of Türkiye....

Syria and the Neutrality Trap: Dilemmas of Delivering Humanitarian Aid through Violent Regimes

The book can be very beneficial for those who study international relations and international law or who work in these fields both as an...

The Liberal International Theory Tradition in Europe

The Liberal International Theory Tradition in Europe promotes liberalism and revives its classical IR tradition, predominantly by presenting...

The Political and Economic History of North Cyprus: A Discordant Polity

The Political and Economic History of North Cyprus: A Discordant Polity provides the reader with a comprehensive analysis of the “discordant”...

Exit from Hegemony: The Unraveling of the American Global Order

Exit from Hegemony succeeds in presenting a complicated subject with an explanatory theoretical framework and empirical investigation. By...

Turkish History and Culture in India: Identity, Art, and Transregional Connections

Turkish History and Culture in India can be understood as having erred on the side of global history, rather than choosing a very definite range of...

Trump’s Jerusalem Move: Making Sense of U.S. Policy on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The book vividly presents the international political aspect of the topic and does not abstain from touching on social and internal affairs when...

Dünya Enerji Trendleri: Rezervler, Kaynaklar ve Politikalar (World Energy Trends: Reserves, Resources and Policies)

World Energy Trends presents a detailed analysis of the energy policies of significant regions. It can be considered a reference book that fills an...

The Road Before Me Weeps: On the Refugee Road through Europe

Perhaps the most important shortcoming of the book is its lack of a theoretical framework. Thorpe conducted his fieldwork with great effort,...

Populism and the Politicization of the COVID-19 Crisis in Europe

Populism and the Politicization of the COVID-19 Crisis in Europe is a successful discourse analysis of populist parties. The authors’ clean...

Turkey’s Electoral Geography: Trends, Behaviors and Identities

The most important contribution of Turkey’s Electoral Geography is that it covers not only elections but also a variety of understudied topics such...

Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy after World War II

In this book, Madsen assesses the economic policies of the military governments established in these two countries and discusses American policy...

Refugia: Radical Solutions to Mass Displacement

Refugia is a utopian fiction, as its authors emphasize. By blurring the distinction between reality and fiction, the book aims to weave a network...

How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about Our Future

How Democracies Die is an explicit account of carefully arranged historical facts about the processes and observed failings of democratic...

Whatever Happened to the Third World? A History of the Economics of Development

The book is very well organized and divided into seven chapters. In his detailed and comprehensive work, de Haan lays out the main terms related to...

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