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Turkey s Military Spending Trends A Reflection of Changes in

Turkey’s Military Spending Trends: A Reflection of Changes in Defense Policy

Articles

The existing body of research on defense spending contains two main theses that appear in the much-debated discourse of “guns versus butter.” The...

Impact of Turmoil and Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean

Impact of Turmoil and Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean on Jordanian Energy Security and Foreign Policy

Articles

The Mediterranean region has witnessed a lot of turbulence in the last decade. On the one hand, the Arab uprising changed the shape of the regional...

The Future of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Light of Trump

The Future of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Light of Trump’s Deal of the Century

Articles

U.S. President Donald Trump declared his long-awaited and debated Middle East ‘peace plan,’ the so-called ‘deal of the century,’ in January 2020,...

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...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place How to Make

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How to Make Sense of Turkey’s S-400 Choice?*

Articles

With the wrap-up of the S-400 deal with Russia in December 2017, critics argue that Turkey is caught between a rock and a hard place due to 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...

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...

The Evolved Security Dynamics of South Asia Challenges to Pakistan

The Evolved Security Dynamics of South Asia: Challenges to Pakistan’s Nuclear Threshold

Commentaries

The longstanding unresolved issue of Kashmir serves as a nuclear flashpoint between India and Pakistan. Since 2019, the prevalent security...

The Future of Global Great Power Competition after the Coronavirus

The Future of Global Great Power Competition after the Coronavirus

Articles

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the domestic and foreign policy agendas of all countries have been turned upside down. The pandemic has brought new...

Russia s Gas Price Discount for Bulgaria The Problem of

Russia’s Gas Price Discount for Bulgaria: The Problem of Imperial Economic Projects

Commentaries

For a long time Moscow regarded gas line as the source of increasing revenue and the way to project its global influence. Moscow also believed that...

Israel Palestine and Apartheid

Israel, Palestine, and Apartheid

Articles

The term ‘apartheid’ was coined to describe the system of segregation, practiced for many years in South Africa. However, the 2002 Rome Statute of...

Editor's Note Winter 2020

Editor's Note | Winter 2020

Editor's Notes

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

Identity Conflict and Politics in Turkey Iran and Pakistan

Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

Book Reviews

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

Economic Power and International Security

Economic Power and International Security

Articles

International security theories generally identify economic power as the key determinant of military power, and thereby of security, but there is...

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...

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Book Reviews

In 2011, the world observed a massive political uprising in the Middle East and North African (MENA) states. An invisible but constant competition...

The Taliban Reader War Islam and Politics

The Taliban Reader: War, Islam and Politics

Book Reviews

The Taliban Reader represents a collection of diversified primary sources associated with the Taliban movement that renders a comprehensive frame...

Editor's Note Summer 2019

Editor's Note | Summer 2019

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey highlights some of the various regional developments around Turkey and discusses various movements of new actors and...

Why the Neutrality of Azerbaijan Is Important for the European

Why the Neutrality of Azerbaijan Is Important for the European Union

Commentaries

Fragile stability in the South Caucasus is hugely dependent on the neutrality or so-called balanced foreign policy course of the Republic of...

Chasing the Dream The Salman Doctrine and Saudi Arabia s

Chasing the Dream: The Salman Doctrine and Saudi Arabia’s Bid for Regional Dominance

Commentaries

Saudi Arabia’s massive air campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen initiated a major shift from the Kingdom’s traditional policy of restraint,...

European Parliament Elections A New Political Environment in Europe and

European Parliament Elections: A New Political Environment in Europe and Turkey

Commentaries

Citizens of the European Union (EU) voted to elect 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from May 23-26, 2019, making this the second...

The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey s

The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey’s Resistance

Commentaries

With the retreat of liberalism in the Western world and the US withdrawing on many global issues, the international system is undergoing serious...

The Paradox of Inclusion Exclusion of Islamist Parties in Tunisia

The Paradox of Inclusion/Exclusion of Islamist Parties in Tunisia and Jordan after the Arab Uprisings: A Comparative Study

Articles

The public protests that engulfed most Arab regimes in 2011 have since opened a Pandora’s Box of democratization processes in the MENA region. One...

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