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Impact of Turmoil and Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean

Impact of Turmoil and Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean on Jordanian Energy Security and Foreign Policy

Articles

The Mediterranean region has witnessed a lot of turbulence in the last decade. On the one hand, the Arab uprising changed the shape of the regional...

The Future of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Light of Trump

The Future of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Light of Trump’s Deal of the Century

Articles

U.S. President Donald Trump declared his long-awaited and debated Middle East ‘peace plan,’ the so-called ‘deal of the century,’ in January 2020,...

The Logic Beyond Lausanne A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence

The Logic Beyond Lausanne: A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence between Turkey’s New Hard Power and its Strategic Reorientation

Commentaries

Turkey’s new expeditionary capability, resting on enhanced naval capacity and new forward bases, is the logical result of Turkey’s post-Cold War...

Islam Beyond Borders The Umma in World Politics

Islam Beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics

Book Reviews

With different meanings attached and without an overarching formal institution, the umma has nevertheless maintained strong symbolic, normative and...

Israel Palestine and Apartheid

Israel, Palestine, and Apartheid

Articles

The term ‘apartheid’ was coined to describe the system of segregation, practiced for many years in South Africa. However, the 2002 Rome Statute of...

Evaluating Hamas Struggle in Palestine

Evaluating Hamas’ Struggle in Palestine

Articles

This article examines the history and outcomes of Hamas’ involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. By using published sources and conducting...

Israeli Settlements U S Foreign Policy and International Law

Israeli Settlements, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Law

Commentaries

This commentary argues that the announcement of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement claiming that Israel’s settlements are not contrary...

Obstacles and Possibilities for Peace between Israel and Palestine

Obstacles and Possibilities for Peace between Israel and Palestine

Commentaries

. The commentary addresses these and other obstacles, but it also notes the important changes that have occurred, making resolution of the conflict...

Israelis Palestinians and Americans More Politics Please Less Process

Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans: More Politics, Please, Less Process

Commentaries

In this commmentary, it is emphasized that it has been years, perhaps decades, since the success of negotiations between Israel and the...

Israeli Practices of Governance in Palestine

Israeli Practices of Governance in Palestine

Articles

By the standards of historical and anthropological scholarship, Israel constitutes a colonial settler regime whose certain features may differ from...

The Status and Significance of Bayt al-Maqdis in Islam

The Status and Significance of Bayt al-Maqdis in Islam

Commentaries

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

Editor's Note Winter 2020

Editor's Note | Winter 2020

Editor's Notes

Through a wide range of commentaries and articles, this issue of Insight Turkey aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on the...

State of Emergency Travels in a Troubled World

State of Emergency: Travels in a Troubled World

Book Reviews

The prologue of Navid Kermani’s travelogue describes an eclectic teahouse in Cairo, and what follows is, indeed, an eclectic collection of writings...

U S Interests and the Israel-Palestine Conflict A Review

U.S. Interests and the Israel-Palestine Conflict: A Review

Review Article

There is a strong relationship between American journalists and scholars. One of the features that some American journalists and scholars have in...

The Paradox of Inclusion Exclusion of Islamist Parties in Tunisia

The Paradox of Inclusion/Exclusion of Islamist Parties in Tunisia and Jordan after the Arab Uprisings: A Comparative Study

Articles

The public protests that engulfed most Arab regimes in 2011 have since opened a Pandora’s Box of democratization processes in the MENA region. One...

What Is the Sharia

What Is the Sharia?

Book Reviews

Relevant to contemporary times when Sharia, generally referred to as Islamic law, has been associated with numerous negative connotations –ranging...

Persuading through Culture Values and Ideas The Case of Turkey

Persuading through Culture, Values, and Ideas: The Case of Turkey’s Cultural Diplomacy

Articles

Cultural diplomacy always links to and often overlaps with soft power and public diplomacy. Thus, the three notions have entered the lexicon of...

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...

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