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Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe In Them

Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe In Them

Book Reviews

This volume will be of interest to a broad range of readers who are interested in the phenomenon of conspiracy theories as well as how experts are...

The End of Europe Dictators Demagogues and the Coming Dark

The End of Europe:Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

Book Reviews

The End of Europe provides the reader with a comprehensive summary of several crises Europe faces today from democratic backsliding to widespread...

The Sources of Russia s Great Power Politics Ukraine and

The Sources of Russia’s Great Power Politics: Ukraine and the Challenge to the European Order

Book Reviews

Overall, the book contains significant information and analysis regarding the Russia’s seizure of Crimea and hybrid war in Eastern Ukraine. It is a...

The Ottoman Legacy and Neo-Ottomanism A Review Article

The Ottoman Legacy and Neo-Ottomanism: A Review Article

Review Article

The three books selected for review here shed new light on the current popularity of Neo-Ottomanism and the bloody endgame of the Empire in 1918. 

Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19

Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Articles

This essay seeks to demonstrate that there are both ethical and practical considerations for enabling refugees to manage the coronavirus disease...

Peace Negotiations Cannot Be Held Forever Breaking the Deadlock in

Peace Negotiations Cannot Be Held Forever: Breaking the Deadlock in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Commentaries

The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict resolution process had experienced insurmountable deadlock due to the failure of the peace negotiations brokered by...

The Protracted Civil War in Libya The Role of Outside

The Protracted Civil War in Libya: The Role of Outside Powers

Commentaries

The collapse of the Muammar Qaddafi regime was ostensibly the prelude to a democratic Libya. The 2012 election elicited much optimism. By 2014, the...

Guest Editor's Note Summer 2020

Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2020

Editor's Notes

Through a wide range of articles and commentaries, this issue aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on the transformation of...

Guest Editor's Note Summer 2020

Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2020

Editor's Notes

Through a wide range of articles and commentaries, this issue aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on the transformation of...

The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey

The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey

Book Reviews

Healthcare reform has been a significant issue across the world for some time. In my humble opinion, diffirent countries have a lot to learn from...

The Future of Turkey s Airpower The Fifth Generation Challenge

The Future of Turkey’s Airpower: The Fifth Generation Challenge

Articles

Rapid advances in technology enable incremental developments in the aerospace and defense sector, the most well-known example of which is the...

Turkey s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary

Turkey’s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary Military Policy

Articles

As the incumbent Turkish administration strives to pursue more aspiring goals in foreign affairs, Turkeys military policy is fast developing in...

Turkey s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary

Turkey’s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary Military Policy

Articles

As the incumbent Turkish administration strives to pursue more aspiring goals in foreign affairs, Turkeys military policy is fast developing in...

Deciphering Turkey s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy Objectives Pillars

Deciphering Turkey’s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy: Objectives, Pillars, and Implications*

Articles

This article argues that the change in Turkey’s defense and military strategy stems both from Turkey’s changing security landscape following the...

Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry The Story and Rationale

Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry: The Story and Rationale of the Great Rise

Commentaries

Tracing the evolution of the Turkish defense industry through five major periods of development, this article draws attention to crucial turning...

Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry The Story and Rationale

Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry: The Story and Rationale of the Great Rise

Commentaries

Tracing the evolution of the Turkish defense industry through five major periods of development, this article draws attention to crucial turning...

The Logic Beyond Lausanne A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence

The Logic Beyond Lausanne: A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence between Turkey’s New Hard Power and its Strategic Reorientation

Commentaries

Turkey’s new expeditionary capability, resting on enhanced naval capacity and new forward bases, is the logical result of Turkey’s post-Cold War...

Turkey s Management of COVID-19 Measures and Strategies of Health

Turkey’s Management of COVID-19: Measures and Strategies of Health Policies

Commentaries

Pandemics and related problems have been an important public health issue throughout history and will continue to be so in the future. Soon after...

Hagia Sophia Symbol of Peace and Diversity

Hagia Sophia: Symbol of Peace and Diversity

Commentaries

On July 10, 2020, the Council of State revoked a 1934 Cabinet decree that had turned Hagia Sophia into a museum, thereby paving the way to...

Turkey s Military and Defense Policies

Turkey’s Military and Defense Policies

Commentaries

In the post-9/11 era and now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meaning of security and the means of ensuring it have radically changed. As...

From Empire to Republic The Role of American Missionaries in

From Empire to Republic: The Role of American Missionaries in US-Ottoman Empire Relations and Their Educational Legacy

Book Reviews

Hacer Bahar’s From Empire to Republic has important insights about one of the most important pillars of Turkey-U.S. relations: American...

Reinventing Hybridity in a Globalized Context The Case of Turkish

Reinventing Hybridity in a Globalized Context: The Case of Turkish Soap Operas and Their Reception in Morocco

Articles

This article aims to examine Turkish soap operas as a multi-faceted phenomenon that, as a product of cultural hybridization, will also contribute...

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