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On Turkish politics and International affairs

Localizing Islam in Europe: Turkish Islamic Communities in Germany and the Netherlands

Does the presence of Muslim immigrants in Europe change Islam? How is their identity shaped by the European context and do the social, political...

Peacebuilding and International Administration: The Cases of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo

While international administrations are imposed in conflict or post-conflict countries/regions in order to stop violence, prevent further...

Stratejik İstihbarat ve Ulusal Güvenlik

In Stratejik İstihbarat ve Ulusal Güvenlik (Strategic Intelligence and National Security), Merve Seren scrutinizes intelligence by its ‘own’...

States in Disguise: Causes of State Support for Rebel Groups

Non-state violence by rebel groups, including terrorists, has become a major headache for policy makers across the world. San-Akca’s book comes at...

Investigating Terrorism: Current Political, Legal and Psychological Issues

In Investigating Terrorism: Current Political, Legal and Psychological Issues, the contributors investigate the relationship between terrorism and...

The Courtiers of Civilization: A Study of Diplomacy

At best an honorable spy, at worst an insipid appeaser, and presumed by some to be a relic of the past, professional diplomats are often the target...

Democratic Institutions and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Europe

Democratization is an ongoing process. Various social, economic, and historical dynamics play a vital role in the process of democratization. In...

Identities and Foreign Policies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: The Other Europes

The newly independent countries across the post-Soviet space faced a set of ontological ambiguities following the implosion of the Soviet Union. In...

Multilateralism in the 21st Century: Europe’s Quest for Effectiveness

International politics in the 21st century is distinctive in several ways. First, new regional powers have emerged. In addition, certain...

Iran and Russian Imperialism: The Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914

Moritz Deutschmann in his book Iran and Russian Imperialism: the Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914, seeks to depict a broad and comprehensive picture of...

The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and Their Aftermath

The Balkan Wars are among the harshest defeats the Ottomans ever experienced. The shock that was felt with the loss of the Balkan territories, the...

The Economic Transformation of Turkey: Neoliberalism and State Intervention

The Economic Transformation of Turkey: Neoliberalism and State Intervention by Nilgün Önder analyses the development of labor relations in Turkey...

Living in the Ottoman Realm: Empire and Identity, 13th to 20th Centuries

This book is a result of collaboration between the two historians who deal with early-modern (Isom-Verhaaren) and modern (Schull) history. The book...

Islamist Thinkers in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic

Late Ottoman intellectual history, especially the nineteenth century, was seen by Bernard Lewis (in his The Emergence of Modern Turkey, 1961) and...

A Concise History of Bosnia

Cathie Carmichael’s book integrated the political, economic and cultural history of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Throughout a rigorous study of...

Religion in Today’s World: Global Issues, Sociological Perspectives

With the rising new wave of religious-phobia in the world, understanding what lies behind the phenomenon of religion has never been so important....

ISIS: A History

As of this writing in late February 2017, ISIS has lost much territory and financial capital since their peak a year or so ago, when the book under...

A Tale of Four Augusts: Obama’s Syria Policy

As Barack Hussein Obama’s second term in the office finalized, one of the hottest debates about his administration recently has been the American...

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror

By effectively defining the war on terror rhetoric, this heritage of Bush to Obama becomes the rhetorical lynchpin for the American foreign policy...

Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin

In his book, Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman illustrates how the Russian political system unfolded...

Will Africa Feed China?

The recent rise in global food prices, China’s rise and its aggressive overseas agricultural investment policies resulted in the Western media...

Social Unrest and American Military Bases in Turkey and Germany Since 1945

Holmes’ Social Unrest and American Military Bases is a comparative study of anti-American bases social movements that emerged in Turkey and Germany...

Conflict and Peace in Central Eurasia: Towards Explanations and Understandings

Conflict and Peace in Central Eurasia: Towards Explanations and Understandings tests a hypothesis that a mosaic type of ethno-geographic...

China’s Foreign Policy

In his book China’s Foreign Policy, Stuart Harris, a Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University, provides insight into China’s...

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