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Egypt

The events that preceded and followed the downfall of then octogenarian Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 are tackled by Robert Springborg in the...

Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic?

Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic? attempts to rethink the relationship of religion and violence by taking...

After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies

After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies, argues that “traditional monarchy as a legitimate regime type in the region is soon...

Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan

Questions about Islam’s compatibility with democracy, its relationship with terrorism and the lack of good governance in Muslim countries have...

Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations: The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation

In Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations, Kumral explores the Saadabad Pact of 1937, the defense pact of 1955, the fall of the Pro-western Iraqi...

America and the Making of Modern Turkey: Science, Culture and Political Alliances

America and the Making of Modern Turkey: Science, Culture and Political Alliances, explores the activities of American philanthropic organizations...

The Politics of Recognition and Engagement: EU Member States Relations with Kosovo

Declaring its independence on February 18, 2008, Kosovo received strong support from the EU as a whole, yet when it comes to individual states the...

Central and Southeast European Politics Since 1989

Central and Southeast European Politics Since 1989 aims to keep readers updated on the troublesome issues the countries of region have dealt with...

Behind the Veil: A Critical Analysis of European Veiling Laws

Behind the Veil deepens the literature with its specific focus on the question of veiling and the way it is approached in European legislation and...

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times: Interdisciplinary European Studies

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times offers an interdisciplinary approach to trust in the European Union (EU) derived from political...

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy offers readers a persuasive explanation that aims to...

Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

This edited volume is a comprehensive text examining the relationship between identity politics and conflict management. The book works across...

State of Emergency: Travels in a Troubled World

The prologue of Navid Kermani’s travelogue describes an eclectic teahouse in Cairo, and what follows is, indeed, an eclectic collection of writings...

Qatar: Small State, Big Politics

Gaining independence from Britain in 1971 and enjoying enormous oil and natural gas resources, Qatar has exerted extraordinarily large influence...

Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace: A Critical Interrogation of the Conflict

Michális S. Michael and Yücel Vural’s edited volume of Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace: A Critical Interrogation of the Conflict has its roots in...

The Sovietization of Azerbaijan: The South Caucasus in the Triangle of Russia, Turkey and Iran, 1920-1922

The Sovietization of Azerbaijan is a political history of the occupation of the sovereign Azerbaijan state in 1920 by Soviet Russia, and of the...

The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia

Professor Mark Bassin’s book deals with Lev Gumilev, the seminal Russian historian, ethnographer and philosopher, who is quite popular in Russia....

Political Science: A Global Perspective

This new text on Political Science is a very advanced intellectual discourse on selected topics in the discipline. It is written by established and...

Widening the World of International Relations: Homegrown Theorizing

The discipline of International Relations (IR) has been subjected to various questions, challenges, and reformulations in the recent past. Certain...

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...

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