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Hamas Contained The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance

Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance

Book Reviews

Tareq Baconi focuses on Hamas as one of the major actors and most active ones in military resistance against occupation in the Palestinian case in...

Operation al-Aqsa Flood A Rupture in the History of the

Operation al-Aqsa Flood: A Rupture in the History of the Palestinian Resistance and Its Implications

Commentaries

This paper argues that the al-Aqsa Flood operation launched by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades –the military wing of Hamas– on the morning of...

The Right of Return The Only Future for Palestine

The Right of Return: The Only Future for Palestine

Commentaries

Since the October 7, 2023, the world has been deeply affected by the ongoing conflict in Gaza, resulting in the tragic loss of countless innocent...

Humanitarian and Military Intervention in Libya and Syria Parliamentary Debate

Humanitarian and Military Intervention in Libya and Syria: Parliamentary Debate and Policy Failure

Book Reviews

The book sheds light on the political, strategic, and historical factors shaping the international response to interventions. Thus, it clearly...

Turkey-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century Cooperation and Competition amid

Turkey-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Cooperation and Competition amid Systemic Turbulence

Book Reviews

The book is an important reference for any researcher looking into the relations between Türkiye and Russia, and also to understand both countries’...

The Century of Türkiye A New Foreign Policy Vision for

The Century of Türkiye: A New Foreign Policy Vision for Building the Türkiye Axis

Articles

On the centenary of the Turkish Republic, President Erdoğan, who has been ruling Türkiye for the last two decades, has announced a new perspective...

Türkiye-Africa Relations A Case Study of Somalia Nigeria and Libya

Türkiye-Africa Relations: A Case Study of Somalia, Nigeria and Libya from Humanitarian and Security Perspectives

Commentaries

This paper explores Türkiye’s relations with Africa, focusing on Somalia, Nigeria and Libya from both humanitarian and security perspectives. To do...

Post-Ottoman Legacy in the Middle East A Compendium of 100

Post-Ottoman Legacy in the Middle East: A Compendium of 100 Years of Turkish Foreign Policy

Commentaries

The dissolution of the Ottoman Empire set the stage for Türkiye’s evolving foreign policy in the Middle East, a region deeply intertwined with its...

Mapping the Genesis of the Abraham Accords Elite Preferences Rising

Mapping the Genesis of the Abraham Accords Elite Preferences, Rising Nationalism, and the Quest for Political Stability

Commentaries

The Abraham Accords have presented themselves as one of the most significant geopolitical developments in the Middle East in this decade. They...

The Middle East from Empire to Sealed Identities

The Middle East from Empire to Sealed Identities

Book Reviews

An equally problematic aspect of the book is its mere focus on the 19th century to explore the roots of the present conflicts in the region, which...

Promised Lands The British and the Ottoman Middle East

Promised Lands: The British and the Ottoman Middle East

Book Reviews

Promised Land is an exhaustive work that focuses on the often neglected early British encounter in the Middle East. Though the vast amount of...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 Changing Contours of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman and

The Changing Contours of Saudi Arabia: Mohammed bin Salman and the Paradox of Saudi Reforms

Review Article

This review article aims to provide broader nuances about Saudi Arabia amid the rapid developments taking place in the Middle East in general and...

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...

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...

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...

Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19

Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Articles

This essay seeks to demonstrate that there are both ethical and practical considerations for enabling refugees to manage the coronavirus disease...

The UAE s Disruptive Policy in Libya

The UAE’s Disruptive Policy in Libya

Articles

In the last decade, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged as a leading counter-revolutionary force in the Middle East. Feeling the heat of...

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...

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