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A Decade Later Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and

A Decade Later: Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and Turkey’s Role

Articles

This article attempts to understand the outcomes of the crackdown on the Arab revolts and the lessons learned thereof. There is no doubt that the...

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean The Future of Regional

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean: The Future of Regional Energy Development

Articles

This article provides a critical overview of the key commercial, technical, legal, and political challenges the Eastern Mediterranean region faces...

Turkey s Legal Approach to Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the

Turkey’s Legal Approach to Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Articles

For more than a decade, the states bordering the Eastern Mediterranean Sea have been in disagreement over the delineation of their maritime...

Editor's Note Winter 2021

Editor's Note | Winter 2021

Editor's Notes

While the importance of the region certainly is going to increase in the following years as more regional and global actors will be included in the...

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...

Islam Beyond Borders The Umma in World Politics

Islam Beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics

Book Reviews

With different meanings attached and without an overarching formal institution, the umma has nevertheless maintained strong symbolic, normative and...

Post-Orientalism and Geopolitics Three Debates that Inform Islam and U

Post-Orientalism and Geopolitics: Three Debates that Inform Islam and U.S. Foreign Policy

Articles

This article argues that a post-orientalist discourse has emerged over the past few decades to challenge the dominance of orientalism on Western...

Egypt

Egypt

Book Reviews

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

After the Sheikhs The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies

After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies

Book Reviews

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

Yemen in the International Security Agenda The Context of Tribalism

Yemen in the International Security Agenda: The Context of Tribalism, Sectarianism, and Intervention

Review Article

Yemen’s socio-political structure has a close connection with the tribes. Unlike the central and southern parts of the country, Yemen’s extreme...

State of Emergency Travels in a Troubled World

State of Emergency: Travels in a Troubled World

Book Reviews

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

The Lost Spring U S Policy in the Middle East

The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid

Book Reviews

The book under review is a work by American-Lebanese scholar Walid Phares, who specializes in Middle East politics. He has worked in different...

From Ballots to Bullets Arab Uprising and the Reoccurrence of

From Ballots to Bullets: Arab Uprising and the Reoccurrence of Authoritarian Politics

Review Article

Since the end of the Cold War, much of the turmoil in the Middle East has been caused by the religiopolitical identity of different countries of...

What Is the Sharia

What Is the Sharia?

Book Reviews

Relevant to contemporary times when Sharia, generally referred to as Islamic law, has been associated with numerous negative connotations –ranging...

Ibn Khaldun An Intellectual Biography

Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography

Book Reviews

The Muqaddima (Prolegomena) is the main work that made Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) eminent not only in historiography, civilization studies,...

Amerikan Grand Stratejisi Obama nın Ortadoğu Mirası American Grand Strategy

Amerikan Grand Stratejisi: Obama’nın Ortadoğu Mirası [American Grand Strategy: Obama’s Middle East Legacy]

Book Reviews

Although many actors, from regional powers to global powers, engage in grand strategy practices, the concept of ‘grand strategy’ is most closely...

Deconstructing the Gulf Crisis Post-Colonialism and Competing Projects in the

Deconstructing the Gulf Crisis: Post-Colonialism and Competing ‘Projects’ in the Middle East

Articles

This article deconstructs the stated reasons behind the quartet’s blockade on Qatar, including i) Iranian-relations; ii) funding ‘terror;’ iii)...

Into the Hands of the Soldiers Freedom and Chaos in

Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

Book Reviews

A New York Times correspondent in Egypt, David Kirkpatrick focuses his book Into the Hands of the Soldiers on the 2011-2013 Egyptian revolution,...

Great Delusion Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Book Reviews

A profound understanding of American foreign policy depends upon a thorough and a rigorous theoretical understanding of the ideology that...

Iran s Scramble for Sub-Saharan Africa

Iran’s Scramble for Sub-Saharan Africa

Articles

Fueled by the Iranian oil revenues, Tehran, under both the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1941-1979) and since 1979 the Islamic Republic of...

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt Jordan and Tunisia Social Political

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: Social, Political and Economic Transformations

Book Reviews

One of the main debates that has surfaced in the post-Arab Uprisings era has centered on whether or not the demonstrations will lead to regime...

The Nature of the Libyan Crisis and Forthcoming Election

The Nature of the Libyan Crisis and Forthcoming Election

Commentaries

Libya, which ended the 42-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has been dragged into another crisis. This study addresses the situation, by taking...

It s a Family Affair Religion Geopolitics and the Rise

It’s a Family Affair: Religion, Geopolitics and the Rise of Mohammed bin Salman

Commentaries

Over the past year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced a period of rapid transformation under the direction of a new Crown Prince,...

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