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Turkish and Hungarian Turanism against Russia in the Post-Cold War

Turkish and Hungarian Turanism against Russia in the Post-Cold War Era: Nostalgia Revisits Central Asia

Review Article

This review article is based on three books: Starting with Von Eschen a professor of history at the University of Virginia in Virginia U.S. who has...

Turkey s Strategic Conduct under the Changing International System

Turkey’s Strategic Conduct under the Changing International System

Articles

This article analyzes how Turkey should adjust its grand strategy under the changing international order. It claims that the international order...

Turkey s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

Turkey’s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

Articles

How compatible is Turkey’s grand strategy with the grand strategies of global great powers? This article briefly summarizes principles of Turkish...

The Turkey-Africa Bromance Key Drivers Agency and Prospects

The Turkey-Africa Bromance: Key Drivers, Agency, and Prospects

Commentaries

Turkish-African relations have consistently exhibited strong growth since Ankara declared 2005 as ‘the year of Africa.’ Turkey’s growing economic,...

The Changing Contours of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman and

The Changing Contours of Saudi Arabia: Mohammed bin Salman and the Paradox of Saudi Reforms

Review Article

This review article aims to provide broader nuances about Saudi Arabia amid the rapid developments taking place in the Middle East in general and...

EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: French Unilateralism

Commentaries

The commentary looks at the stance of France on the Second Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan and subsequently the Russian-brokered...

Turkey s Libya Policy Achievements and Challenges

Turkey’s Libya Policy: Achievements and Challenges

Commentaries

Libya has been witnessing a long and destructive civil war since the fall of Qaddafi in 2011. While countries like the United Arab Emirates, Egypt...

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...

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...

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 Sovietization of Azerbaijan The South Caucasus in the Triangle

The Sovietization of Azerbaijan: The South Caucasus in the Triangle of Russia, Turkey and Iran, 1920-1922

Book Reviews

The Sovietization of Azerbaijan is a political history of the occupation of the sovereign Azerbaijan state in 1920 by Soviet Russia, and of the...

The Gumilev Mystique Biopolitics Eurasianism and the Construction of Community

The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia

Book Reviews

Professor Mark Bassin’s book deals with Lev Gumilev, the seminal Russian historian, ethnographer and philosopher, who is quite popular in Russia....

Political Science A Global Perspective

Political Science: A Global Perspective

Book Reviews

This new text on Political Science is a very advanced intellectual discourse on selected topics in the discipline. It is written by established and...

U S Interests and the Israel-Palestine Conflict A Review

U.S. Interests and the Israel-Palestine Conflict: A Review

Review Article

There is a strong relationship between American journalists and scholars. One of the features that some American journalists and scholars have in...

Erdoğan s Personal Diplomacy and Turkish Foreign Policy

Erdoğan’s Personal Diplomacy and Turkish Foreign Policy

Articles

In recent years, one of the most popular concepts in Turkish foreign policy has been public diplomacy, which refers to government activities to...

Clashing Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean What About Turkey

Clashing Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean: What About Turkey?

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The Eastern Mediterranean region has recently emerged as one of the pivotal foci of international affairs due to its considerable natural gas...

Relations between Russia and Turkey Before During and After the

Relations between Russia and Turkey Before, During, and After the Failed Coup of 2016

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Increasing cooperation between Russia and Turkey date back to the 1990s, and go beyond the preferences of a specific political party or leader. A...

The World Is Bigger than Five A Salutary Manifesto of

“The World Is Bigger than Five”: A Salutary Manifesto of Turkey’s New International Outlook

Articles

President Erdoğan has expressed his objection to the current structure of the UN with the motto “the world is bigger than five.” The international...

Preventive Detention in Counter-insurgencies The Case of Kashmir

Preventive Detention in Counter-insurgencies: The Case of Kashmir

Commentaries

This paper offers an analysis of preventive detention in the context of the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It primarily explores the...

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...

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...

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