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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...

The Theory of War and Peace The Geophilosophy of Europe

The Theory of War and Peace: The Geophilosophy of Europe

Book Reviews

A professor in the Department of Philosophy, Oleg Bazaluk focuses on war and peace in his book and attempts to develop a philosophical theory of...

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...

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...

Start Small and Think Big to Rebuild the U S

Start Small and Think Big to Rebuild the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Commentaries

The U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship has been key to the success of NATO and the transatlantic community. However, due to various policy...

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...

Islam and Good Governance A Political Philosophy of Ihsan

Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan

Book Reviews

Questions about Islam’s compatibility with democracy, its relationship with terrorism and the lack of good governance in Muslim countries have...

Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation

Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations: The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation

Book Reviews

In Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations, Kumral explores the Saadabad Pact of 1937, the defense pact of 1955, the fall of the Pro-western Iraqi...

America and the Making of Modern Turkey Science Culture and

America and the Making of Modern Turkey: Science, Culture and Political Alliances

Book Reviews

America and the Making of Modern Turkey: Science, Culture and Political Alliances, explores the activities of American philanthropic organizations...

The Hell of Good Intentions America s Foreign Policy Elite

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

Book Reviews

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy offers readers a persuasive explanation that aims to...

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...

Qatar Small State Big Politics

Qatar: Small State, Big Politics

Book Reviews

Gaining independence from Britain in 1971 and enjoying enormous oil and natural gas resources, Qatar has exerted extraordinarily large influence...

Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace A Critical Interrogation of

Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace: A Critical Interrogation of the Conflict

Book Reviews

Michális S. Michael and Yücel Vural’s edited volume of Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace: A Critical Interrogation of the Conflict has its roots in...

Widening the World of International Relations Homegrown Theorizing

Widening the World of International Relations: Homegrown Theorizing

Book Reviews

The discipline of International Relations (IR) has been subjected to various questions, challenges, and reformulations in the recent past. Certain...

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?

Articles

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

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...

Questioning Modernity in Indonesia and Malaysia

Questioning Modernity in Indonesia and Malaysia

Book Reviews

Modernity, as it stands in the book, refers to a theoretical set of facile tools which improve an individual’s socio-political and rational life by...

Strategic Failure How President Obama s Drone Warfare Defense Cuts

Strategic Failure: How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America

Book Reviews

Grand strategy is a blueprint that sets the path to foreign policy; more specifically, it reveals which foreign policy decisions should be taken...

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...

Syria Burning A Short History of a Catastrophe

Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe

Book Reviews

Since the commencement of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, which would thereafter change the existent regional order in the Middle East, many...

Trials of Europeanization Turkish Political Culture and the European Union

Trials of Europeanization: Turkish Political Culture and the European Union

Book Reviews

Turkey’s modernization and Westernization process, which started with ‘Tanzimat’ in 1839 with an overt ambition during the Ottoman period,...

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