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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...

Great Delusion Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Book Reviews

A profound understanding of American foreign policy depends upon a thorough and a rigorous theoretical understanding of the ideology that...

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt Jordan and Tunisia Social Political

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: Social, Political and Economic Transformations

Book Reviews

One of the main debates that has surfaced in the post-Arab Uprisings era has centered on whether or not the demonstrations will lead to regime...

The Great War in the Middle East

The Great War in the Middle East

Review Article

Inspired by the centenary of World War I (WWI), a plethora of history books have been released recently. This article reviews four of the latest...

The Great War in the Middle East

The Great War in the Middle East

Review Article

Inspired by the centenary of World War I (WWI), a plethora of history books have been released recently. This article reviews four of the latest...

TİKA s Soft Power Nation Branding in Turkish Foreign Policy

TİKA’s Soft Power: Nation Branding in Turkish Foreign Policy

Early View

Over the past fifteen years, nation branding has become a popular subject of study, and a formative enterprise in the creation of national...

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...

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...

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

Articles

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) operates under the names of the Democratic Union Party and the People’s Protection Units in Syria. The PKK is...

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

Articles

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) operates under the names of the Democratic Union Party and the People’s Protection Units in Syria. The PKK is...

Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire A History of the Fraternity

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

Book Reviews

This book is about the freemasons of the Ottoman Empire, especially in the areas of Tripoli, Beirut and Mount Lebanon around the 19th and the...

It s a Family Affair Religion Geopolitics and the Rise

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

Commentaries

Over the past year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced a period of rapid transformation under the direction of a new Crown Prince,...

The Gulf Crisis The U S Factor

The Gulf Crisis: The U.S. Factor

Commentaries

The election of the U.S. President Donald Trump played a key role in reigniting the Gulf crisis. The blockading quartet (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain...

Lessons and Legacies of the Blockade of Qatar

Lessons and Legacies of the Blockade of Qatar

Commentaries

The diplomatic and economic blockade of Qatar launched on June 5, 2017 has gravely weakened the Gulf Cooperation Council and raised questions in...

Traditional Rivalry or Regional Design in the Middle East

Traditional Rivalry or Regional Design in the Middle East?

Articles

The repercussions of the Arab Spring and new polarization between Iran, Israel and the Gulf States means the Middle East faces multiple rivalries...

Turkey s Leadership in the Jerusalem Crisis

Turkey’s Leadership in the Jerusalem Crisis

Commentaries

This commentary analyzes the factors behind Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy therein,...

Iran s Nuclear Agreement The Three Specific Clusters of Concerns

Iran’s Nuclear Agreement: The Three Specific Clusters of Concerns

Articles

When Iran’s nuclear agreement was signed, critics raised questions about the terms of the agreement, its duration and especially about whether the...

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