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The Theory of War and Peace: The Geophilosophy of Europe

Oleg Bazaluk



Turkish Foreign Policy: International Relations, Legality and Global Reach (Digital Copy) Pınar Gözen Ercan (ed.) 2017 978-3319504513
The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey (Digital Copy) Volkan Yılmaz 2017 978-3319536668

Conditionality, the EU and Turkey: From Transformation to Retrenchment (Online Copy)

Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm

2018 978-0815379898

Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development

Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard & Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

2018 978-1783604548

Islamophobia and Radicalization: Breeding Intolerance and Violence (Digital Copy)

John L. Esposito and Derya Iner

2018 978-3319952369

America's Covert War In East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, Assassination

Clara Usiskin

2019 978-1849044547

Turkey, Kemalism and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation

Vahram Ter-Matevosyan

2019 978-3319974026

International Relations since 1945: East, West, North, South

Geir Lundestad

2017 978-1473973466

Ideological Roots of the Conflict between Pro-Kurdish and Pro-Islamic Parties in Turkey

Rahman Dag

2017 978-1443855143

Greece and Turkey in Conflict and Cooperation: From Europeanization to De-Europeanization

Alexis Heraclides and Gizem Alioğlu Çakmak

2019 978-1138301887

Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine

Dana El Kurd

2019 978-1787382138
Islam beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics (E-Copy)

James Piscatori and Amin Saikal

2019 978-1108666589
Modernist Reformers in Islam, Hinduism and Confucianism, 1865-1935: Peripheral Geoculture in the Modern World-System

Christian Lekon

2019 978-1138187719




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A Tale of Four Augusts: Obama’s Syria Policy
By Kılıç Buğra Kanat
İstanbul: SETA Publications, 2016, 297 pages, $30,00, ISBN: 9786054023790.
Reviewed by Rıfat Öncel, Middle East Technical University



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