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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...

An Intellectual History of Turkish Nationalism: Between Turkish Ethnicity and Islamic Identity

With An Intellectual History of Turkish Nationalism, Umut Uzer addresses a gap in the English-language scholarly literature on Turkey. Uzer,...

The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey: A Political History

This book is the long-expected first book on the politics and history of the Circassian diaspora in Turkey in English that covers an ambitious time...

Everyday Lived Islam in Europe

There is a substantial body of literature on Muslims and Islam in Europe, which largely focuses on institutionalized forms of Islam such as social...

Global South to the Rescue: Emerging Humanitarian Superpowers and Globalizing Rescue Industries

The volume edited by Paul Amar critically analyzes the role that the Global South is thought to play (or not play) in the humanitarian domain. The...

The State of Savagery: ISIS in Syria

What is the ontology of ISIS? Ulutaş takes this central question as the linchpin of his study in which he keeps a keen eye on the group’s...

The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East: The Arab Uprisings and Foreign Assistance

The book reviewed here is one of the most beneficial examples of studies made on Foreign Assistance to the Middle East, especially for researchers...

The Two-state Solution: The UN Partition Resolution of Mandatory Palestine – Analysis and Sources

Ruth Gavison edited a book which was brought together as a result of the founding conference of the Metzilah Center. The reviewed book brilliantly...

Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation

Recently, there has been a growing body of literature on the multifaceted relationship between terrorism and cyberspace in different contexts....

Development in an Era of Neoliberal Globalization

The capitalist development process has been criticized by many scholars due to its questionable effects on countries. After the privileging of...

Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

An avowed atheist, Sam Harris, and Nawaz Maajid, former extremist, and founder of the organization Quilliam come together to take stock of Islam...

Freedom of Speech and Islam

There have been many debates about whether Islam and democracy are compatible. Freedom of speech issues, and debates about the nature of Islam...

Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians and Jews in Hitler’s Europe

Emily Greble’s Sarajevo, 1942-1945: Muslims, Christians and Jews in Hitler’s Europe is an elaborately detailed portrayal of Sarajevans’ wartime...

Perspectives on Turkey’s Multi-Regional Role in the 21st Century

A cursory look at the map of Turkey brings home the appropriateness of the title under review. Sitting astride the Bosporus Straits that connect...

The Human Security Agenda: How Middle Power Leadership Defied U.S. Hegemony

There is no doubt that the 1990s were the years when the concept of human security came into popularity not only within scholarly circles but also...

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