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Insight Turkey > Issues | Resurge of Anti-Islam Activity Worldwide - Spring 2021 / Volume 23, Number 2

Resurge of Anti-Islam Activity Worldwide



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Spring 2021
At a time when anti-Islam activities are resurging and the Muslim voices are kept down, this issue of Insight Turkey aims to present and to provide the verity to its readers through an extensive and rich framing of the ongoing anti-Islam practices worldwide. We hope that this issue contributes to increasing awareness about anti-Islam activities in today’s world.


Commentaries


Surveilling and Criminalizing Austrian Muslims: The Case of ‘Political Islam’
In this commentary, I deal with how the governing conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP)...

Rising Violence against Muslims in India Under Modi and BJP Rule
While communal violence has been an ongoing and unfortunate reality for post-colonial and...

EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: French Unilateralism
The commentary looks at the stance of France on the Second Karabakh war between Armenia and...

Anti-Muslim Hatred in Italy: A Glocal Issue
The rise of far-right parties in Europe and harsh propaganda against immigrants and Muslims are...

Modern Muslims’ Online Struggle: Countering Islamophobia One Tweet at a Time
This commentary sheds light on some of the most creative online campaigns which have been...


Articles


Islamophobia, Neoliberalism, and the Muslim ‘Other’
Muslim communities have been racialized as ‘Other’ for over 1,400 years.1 The manner in which the...

Contemporary Experiences of Islamophobia in Today’s United Kingdom: Findings from Ten Small-Scale Studies
In today’s the United Kingdom, Islamophobia is as contested as it is real. Challenging this...

For a New Alterity of Islam in European Perspective
The depiction of Islam and Muslims in Europe has, in general, been dominated by an ‘Othering’ in...

The Post-September 11 Rise of Islamophobia: Identity and the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ in Europe and Latin America
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Islamophobia exploded across ‘the West,’...

Islamophobia as Cultural Racism: The Case of Islamic Attire in Turkey
Grasping the various aspects of Islamophobia in Muslim societies requires much finer methods in...

Veil and Burqa in the French Public Sphere: A Feminist Analysis
The visibility of women and their freedoms in the French public sphere is envisaged in this...

A Decade Later: Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and Turkey’s Role
This article attempts to understand the outcomes of the crackdown on the Arab revolts and the...

Syrian Mass Migration in the 2015 EU Refugee Crisis: A Hybrid Threat or Chance for Implementing Migration Diplomacy?
This article examines the use of coercive engineered migration as a hybrid threat during the 2015...

The Question of State-Sponsored Terrorism: Investigation of ASALA and JCAG in the Light of Available CIA Documents
After a careful investigation of available archival documents of the Central Intelligence Agency...


Review Article


The Quest for Soviet Legacy in Russian Foreign Policy
Russian foreign policy is a popular subject on which scholars have lately conducted much research. The current stage of these studies is competent in explaining various aspects of Russian foreign policy. Yet, considering both earlier and more recent works, there seems to be a trend of focusing solely on the post-Soviet era. Relatedly, the majority of the current literature adopts perspectives that analyze the period after Vladimir Putin’s rise to power. Moreover, almost all of the prominent and relatively less-cited research takes a leader-oriented approach. Hence, despite the satisfying heft of the current literature, there still is a gap regarding the Soviet legacy behind Russia’s foreign policy orientations. In other words, although most of the components and goals of Moscow’s foreign policy have been previously covered, the role of Soviet history/the Soviet mindset remains vague. To this end, this review article thoroughly analyzes the four selected books and engages with their contributions in terms of defining the role of the Soviet legacy in Russian foreign policy formulations.


Book Reviews


Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations
Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations is both a contribution to...

The False Promise of Liberal Order: Nostalgia, Delusion and the Rise of Trump
The False Promise of Liberal Order is an enjoyable read for those looking for realist’s work with...

Japan’s Relations with Muslim Asia
The book is an attempt to add a new and fresh perspective to the existing literature. Its...

İki Darbe Arasında: Türkiye Suriye Politikası (1960-1980) [Between Two Coups: Turkey’s Syria Policy (1960-1980)]
With Between Two Coups, Salık fills a gap in the literature of Turkish-Syrian relations and...

Turkey and Russia in Syria: Testing the Extremes
The book’s originality owes much to Yükselen’s examination of the changing character of the...

Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad
In Road Warriors, Daniel Byman explores an issue that has played a significant role in the...

Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump
Nye discusses the challenges for a future, moral foreign policy and specifies two global power...

Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border
Beyond the Steppe Frontier can be a guiding example of studying the borderland settlements...

Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire
Although Spiritual Subjects is predominately a thoughtful monograph on the Hajj in West Asia, it...

Exploring Emotions in Turkey-Iran Relations: Affective Politics of Partnership and Rivalry
Exploring Emotions in Turkey-Iran Relations provides valuable historical and theoretical insights...


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