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Different Perspectives on the Syrian Crisis

Different Perspectives on the Syrian Crisis

Review Article

As we observe and reflect on the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the Syrian civil war, the literature helps us make sense of the past, present,...

Small State Security Dilemma Kuwait after 1991

Small State Security Dilemma: Kuwait after 1991

Book Reviews

Despite its shortcomings, Small Security Dilemma: Kuwait after 1991is worth reading to augment the scope of studies on security, small states and...

Our Bodies Their Battlefields What War Does to Women

Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: What War Does to Women

Book Reviews

The strength of the book lies in the fact that the author deftly contextualizes and explains the use of rape by men ‘as the easiest weapon’ 2022...

The 2021-2022 De-Escalation Moment in the Middle East A Net

The 2021-2022 “De-Escalation Moment” in the Middle East: A Net Assessment

Commentaries

Starting the end of 2020, the Middle East has witnessed an unprecedented de-escalation among its key regional rivals. Several major players,...

Understanding Israel s Foreign Policy from the Perspective of Identity

Understanding Israel’s Foreign Policy from the Perspective of Identity and Security

Articles

The objective of this research paper is to apply an integration of two main theoretical frameworks, realism and constructivism, to explore the...

Türkiye and the Future of Normalization in the Middle East

Türkiye and the Future of Normalization in the Middle East

Articles

Following the Arab Spring, all the nations in the Middle East started to pursue a phase of regional softness after a protracted era of strife and...

Why and How Did Iran s Reformist Movement Perish Understanding

Why and How Did Iran’s Reformist Movement Perish? Understanding the Implications of U.S. Sanctions Policy

Articles

Iran’s middle class appears to be on the slippery slope, switching from its dream of political reform to the reality of economic security. This...

Syria and the Neutrality Trap Dilemmas of Delivering Humanitarian Aid

Syria and the Neutrality Trap: Dilemmas of Delivering Humanitarian Aid through Violent Regimes

Book Reviews

The book can be very beneficial for those who study international relations and international law or who work in these fields both as an...

Trump s Jerusalem Move Making Sense of U S Policy

Trump’s Jerusalem Move: Making Sense of U.S. Policy on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Book Reviews

The book vividly presents the international political aspect of the topic and does not abstain from touching on social and internal affairs when...

Dünya Enerji Trendleri Rezervler Kaynaklar ve Politikalar World Energy Trends

Dünya Enerji Trendleri: Rezervler, Kaynaklar ve Politikalar (World Energy Trends: Reserves, Resources and Policies)

Book Reviews

World Energy Trends presents a detailed analysis of the energy policies of significant regions. It can be considered a reference book that fills an...

Dünya Enerji Trendleri Rezervler Kaynaklar ve Politikalar World Energy Trends

Dünya Enerji Trendleri: Rezervler, Kaynaklar ve Politikalar (World Energy Trends: Reserves, Resources and Policies)

Book Reviews

World Energy Trends presents a detailed analysis of the energy policies of significant regions. It can be considered a reference book that fills an...

The Road Before Me Weeps On the Refugee Road through

The Road Before Me Weeps: On the Refugee Road through Europe

Book Reviews

Perhaps the most important shortcoming of the book is its lack of a theoretical framework. Thorpe conducted his fieldwork with great effort,...

Controversial Actor of the International System Iran

Controversial Actor of the International System: Iran

Review Article

The three works examined here deal with Iran’s interaction with the international system from a historical perspective and across many dimensions....

Controversial Actor of the International System Iran

Controversial Actor of the International System: Iran

Review Article

The three works examined here deal with Iran’s interaction with the international system from a historical perspective and across many dimensions....

Turkey s Strategic Conduct under the Changing International System

Turkey’s Strategic Conduct under the Changing International System

Articles

This article analyzes how Turkey should adjust its grand strategy under the changing international order. It claims that the international order...

Turkey s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

Turkey’s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

Articles

How compatible is Turkey’s grand strategy with the grand strategies of global great powers? This article briefly summarizes principles of Turkish...

The Evolutionary Feature of Turkey s Soft Power in the

The Evolutionary Feature of Turkey’s Soft Power in the Middle East, 2011-2020

Commentaries

Today, soft power plays an important role in advancing states’ foreign policy goals. As one of the world’s emerging economic powers, Turkey pays...

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations Domestic Divisions and

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations: Domestic Divisions and Regional Rivalry

Commentaries

The commentary argues the Saudi-Qatari tensions lie in conflicting perspectives about the role of political Islam within the fabric of both states...

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations Domestic Divisions and

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations: Domestic Divisions and Regional Rivalry

Commentaries

The commentary argues the Saudi-Qatari tensions lie in conflicting perspectives about the role of political Islam within the fabric of both states...

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations Domestic Divisions and

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations: Domestic Divisions and Regional Rivalry

Commentaries

The commentary argues the Saudi-Qatari tensions lie in conflicting perspectives about the role of political Islam within the fabric of both states...

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations Domestic Divisions and

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations: Domestic Divisions and Regional Rivalry

Commentaries

The commentary argues the Saudi-Qatari tensions lie in conflicting perspectives about the role of political Islam within the fabric of both states...

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations Domestic Divisions and

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations: Domestic Divisions and Regional Rivalry

Commentaries

The commentary argues the Saudi-Qatari tensions lie in conflicting perspectives about the role of political Islam within the fabric of both states...

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