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Insight Turkey > Issues | The Ordeal of the Century - Winter 2020 / Volume 22, Number 1

The Ordeal of the Century



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Winter 2020
Through a wide range of commentaries and articles, this issue of Insight Turkey aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on the current situation of the Israeli-Palestinian question. Whether there will be a deal to this problem remains a difficult question to be answered. Currently one thing is clear, that the plan declared by the Trump Administration, which was welcomed by Israel and some of its Arab allies, such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, assures the Palestinian people the continuation of their century long ordeal.


Commentaries


Turkey’s Entrance to International Education: The Case of Turkish Maarif Foundation
The Turkish Maarif Foundation (TMF) is the most recent state-led institution to promote Turkey’s...

Israeli Settlements, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Law
This commentary argues that the announcement of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement...

Obstacles and Possibilities for Peace between Israel and Palestine
. The commentary addresses these and other obstacles, but it also notes the important changes...

Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans: More Politics, Please, Less Process
In this commmentary, it is emphasized that it has been years, perhaps decades, since the success...

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


Articles


Israel, Palestine, and Apartheid
The term ‘apartheid’ was coined to describe the system of segregation, practiced for many years...

A Socio-Political Overview of Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe Today
According to Freedom House, those southeast European states which have joined the European Union...

U.S. Policy Toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict under the Trump Administration: Continuity or Change?
The 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump as the U.S. president opened a new chapter in U.S. policy...

Evaluating Hamas’ Struggle in Palestine
This article examines the history and outcomes of Hamas’ involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian...

Israeli Practices of Governance in Palestine
By the standards of historical and anthropological scholarship, Israel constitutes a colonial...

The Paradox of Inclusion/Exclusion of Islamist Parties in Tunisia and Jordan after the Arab Uprisings: A Comparative Study
The public protests that engulfed most Arab regimes in 2011 have since opened a Pandora’s Box of...

Deconstructing the Gulf Crisis: Post-Colonialism and Competing ‘Projects’ in the Middle East
This article deconstructs the stated reasons behind the quartet’s blockade on Qatar, including i)...

Writing Malaysia and the Moro Identity: An Analysis of the Moro National Liberation Front’s Foreign Policy
Malaysia began supporting the MNLF when the group emerged in the 1970s. In recent years, however,...


Review Article


Yemen in the International Security Agenda: The Context of Tribalism, Sectarianism, and Intervention
Yemen’s socio-political structure has a close connection with the tribes. Unlike the central and southern parts of the country, Yemen’s extreme north (Sa’dah, al-Jawf, northern ‘Amram) is dominated by tribal norms and customs.


Book Reviews


Egypt
The events that preceded and followed the downfall of then octogenarian Hosni Mubarak in February...

Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic?
Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic? attempts to rethink the...

After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies
After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies, argues that “traditional monarchy...

Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan
Questions about Islam’s compatibility with democracy, its relationship with terrorism and the...

Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations: The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation
In Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations, Kumral explores the Saadabad Pact of 1937, the defense pact...

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

The Politics of Recognition and Engagement: EU Member States Relations with Kosovo
Declaring its independence on February 18, 2008, Kosovo received strong support from the EU as a...

Central and Southeast European Politics Since 1989
Central and Southeast European Politics Since 1989 aims to keep readers updated on the...

Behind the Veil: A Critical Analysis of European Veiling Laws
Behind the Veil deepens the literature with its specific focus on the question of veiling and the...

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times: Interdisciplinary European Studies
Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times offers an interdisciplinary approach to trust in...


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