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Demystifying Qatar s Pro-Revolution Monarchy Old Rivalries New Geopolitical Motives

Demystifying Qatar’s Pro-Revolution Monarchy: Old Rivalries, New Geopolitical Motives

Articles

Unlike other Arab monarchies, Qatar has embraced a supportive position toward the Arab revolutions since the moment they broke out in late 2010. In...

The International Criminal Court and Israel s Acts in the

The International Criminal Court and Israel’s Acts in the Occupied Territories: Progress and Prospects

Articles

Following the request of Palestine as a Party State to the Status of the International Criminal Court, the Prosecutor decided to start a...

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,...

Rethinking the Palestinian Problem and The Right Strategy for Palestinian

Rethinking the Palestinian Problem and ‘The Right Strategy’ for Palestinian Liberation

Commentaries

The Palestinian tragedy is not simply a matter of one nation-state suppressing another nation that has been deprived of its legitimate right to...

Editor's Note Summer 2021

Editor's Note | Summer 2021

Editor's Notes

The summer issue of Insight Turkey aims to highlight the recent developments and challenges in the Middle East by taking into consideration the...

A Decade Later Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and

A Decade Later: Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and Turkey’s Role

Articles

This article attempts to understand the outcomes of the crackdown on the Arab revolts and the lessons learned thereof. There is no doubt that the...

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean The Future of Regional

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean: The Future of Regional Energy Development

Articles

This article provides a critical overview of the key commercial, technical, legal, and political challenges the Eastern Mediterranean region faces...

Editor's Note Winter 2021

Editor's Note | Winter 2021

Editor's Notes

While the importance of the region certainly is going to increase in the following years as more regional and global actors will be included in the...

Polarized and Demobilized Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine

Polarized and Demobilized:Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine

Book Reviews

The book reveals some basic and unique reasons for the Israel-Palestinian Conflict stemming from the Palestinian side, namely polarization 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...

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,...

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...

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...

Evaluating Hamas Struggle in Palestine

Evaluating Hamas’ Struggle in Palestine

Articles

This article examines the history and outcomes of Hamas’ involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. By using published sources and conducting...

Israeli Settlements U S Foreign Policy and International Law

Israeli Settlements, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Law

Commentaries

This commentary argues that the announcement of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement claiming that Israel’s settlements are not contrary...

Obstacles and Possibilities for Peace between Israel and Palestine

Obstacles and Possibilities for Peace between Israel and Palestine

Commentaries

. The commentary addresses these and other obstacles, but it also notes the important changes that have occurred, making resolution of the conflict...

Israelis Palestinians and Americans More Politics Please Less Process

Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans: More Politics, Please, Less Process

Commentaries

In this commmentary, it is emphasized that it has been years, perhaps decades, since the success of negotiations between Israel and the...

The Status and Significance of Bayt al-Maqdis in Islam

The Status and Significance of Bayt al-Maqdis in Islam

Commentaries

In this commentary, the status and significance of Bayt al-Maqdis in Islam is discussed from a religious perspective. The importance of Bayt...

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...

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...

The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy The State and Minority Groups

The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy: The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland

Book Reviews

In the midst of political discussions over Israel’s controversial Jewish Nation-state Law adopted in July, re-examining Israel’s alleged ethnic...

Gaza A History

Gaza: A History

Book Reviews

Gaza, the world’s largest open air prison, could be viewed broadly through the lenses of history, argues Jean Pierre Filiu, in his book Gaza: A...

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