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Insight Turkey
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On Turkish politics and International affairs

The Right of Return The Only Future for Palestine

The Right of Return: The Only Future for Palestine

Commentaries

Since the October 7, 2023, the world has been deeply affected by the ongoing conflict in Gaza, resulting in the tragic loss of countless innocent...

Humanitarian and Military Intervention in Libya and Syria Parliamentary Debate

Humanitarian and Military Intervention in Libya and Syria: Parliamentary Debate and Policy Failure

Book Reviews

The book sheds light on the political, strategic, and historical factors shaping the international response to interventions. Thus, it clearly...

Right-Wing Populist Discourse in the European Parliament on Turkish Foreign

Right-Wing Populist Discourse in the European Parliament on Turkish Foreign Policy

Articles

Right-wing populism is on the rise all over the world and has led to profound effects and changes in the international system. The European...

A Century of Türkiye-Europe Relations Europe s Diminishing Role

A Century of Türkiye-Europe Relations: Europe’s Diminishing Role

Articles

This article analyzes the major developments and general trends in Türkiye-Europe relations over the last century to make the main argument that...

Italian-Turkish Relations Before and After the War in Ukraine From

Italian-Turkish Relations Before and After the War in Ukraine: From NATO Membership to Food Diplomacy

Commentaries

This paper explores Italy-Türkiye relations and food diplomacy’s role in shaping international relations, drawing parallels between Harry S....

Israeli Persecution in Occupied Jerusalem Physical and Structural Violence Employed

Israeli Persecution in Occupied Jerusalem: Physical and Structural Violence Employed to Change Jerusalemites’ Identity

Commentaries

Israeli authorities have committed a wide range of human rights violations, including direct violence, land annexation and settlement building,...

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...

Hybrid Political Order in Libya State Non-State and Armed Actors

Hybrid Political Order in Libya: State, Non-State, and Armed Actors

Articles

Libya, inspired by the February 17 revolution but devastated by post-revolt challenges, is struggling to build order, as state, non-state, and...

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...

Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen

Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen

Book Reviews

Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen focuses on the humanitarian crises and international intervention in the conflicts in...

America s Covert War in East Africa Surveillance Rendition Assassination

America’s Covert War in East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, Assassination

Book Reviews

America’s Covert War in East Africa discloses the hidden face of security policy violations in the dark prisons of the CIA, and how much “War on...

The War for Syria Regional and International Dimensions of the

The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising

Book Reviews

The civil war in Syria, now ongoing for 10 years, does not appear to be ending soon given the continuing conflicts among the domestic and global...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Editor's Note Spring 2020

Editor's Note | Spring 2020

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey aims to present the current situation of the Turkish-American relations and to provide to its readers with a general...

Calling for a Reset in Turkish-American Relations in the post-COVID

Calling for a Reset in Turkish-American Relations in the post-COVID International Order

Articles

Analysts emphasize that nothing will be the same after the pandemic and refer to the ‘new normal’ that is likely to prevail everywhere in the...

Turkey s Position in the Libyan Crisis

Turkey’s Position in the Libyan Crisis

Commentaries

This paper discusses Turkey’s relations with Libya, especially after the latest ground-breaking and rapid developments that took place in Libya...

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery U S -Turkey Commercial Ties that

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery: U.S.-Turkey Commercial Ties that Bind

Commentaries

This paper examines the commercial opportunities that will endure in key sectors for the United States and Turkey in the midst of the coronavirus...

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...

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