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 Articles

Quo Vadis Turkey-GCC States Relations A Turkish Perspective

Quo Vadis Turkey-GCC States Relations? A Turkish Perspective

With the growing need for more cooperative relations in the face of Iran’s assertive foreign...
The Saudi Intervention in Yemen Struggling for Status

The Saudi Intervention in Yemen: Struggling for Status

On March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes on Yemen with the aim of restoring the rule...
Military Bases in the Foreign Policy of the United Arab

Military Bases in the Foreign Policy of the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is one of the leading countries in the Middle East in terms of active...
The Regional Geo-sectarian Contest over the Gulf

The Regional Geo-sectarian Contest over the Gulf

Sectarianism in the Middle East has intensified since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the...
The Gulf Crisis The U S Factor

The Gulf Crisis: The U.S. Factor

The election of the U.S. President Donald Trump played a key role in reigniting the Gulf crisis....
It s a Family Affair Religion Geopolitics and the Rise

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

Over the past year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced a period of rapid transformation...

 Review Article

Arts Market and the State Cultural Policies in Introspect

Arts, Market and the State: Cultural Policies in Introspect

The field of cultural policies is novel and burgeoning; it harbors diverse and even contradictory...
Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Over the years, the term ‘globalization’ has acquired notoriety in all forms of intellectual...
Islam Culture Institutions and Agents

Islam: Culture, Institutions and Agents

The three books reviewed in this article do not seem closely related in the first impression....

Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire: A History of the Fraternity and its Influence in Syria and the Levant

This book is about the freemasons of the Ottoman Empire, especially in the areas of Tripoli,...

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy: You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

In a philosophy-themed book series pandering to a general audience and including pop cultural...

World Politics: International Relations and Globalization in the 21st Century

Navigating through the exciting and complex realms of global politics, the book begins by...
PANEL Turkey and the Gulf Relations

PANEL | Turkey and the Gulf Relations

So what is the roadmap for Turkey in the recent Gulf crisis? What are the new opportunities and...
PANEL China's Role in Global Politics

PANEL | China's Role in Global Politics

After the publication of its special issue “Persistence Rise of China: Global Challenges and...
PANEL Debating Russia's Assertive Foreign Policy

PANEL | Debating Russia's Assertive Foreign Policy

After the publication of its special issue “Reclaiming the Region: Russia, the West, and the...