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Africa s Development Trajectory Lessons from China

Africa’s Development Trajectory: Lessons from China

Africa has been experiencing an appreciable measure of economic growth since 1995. This palpable improvement in the African condition has meant...

The Persian Gulf Dilemma United in the West Divided in

The Persian Gulf Dilemma: United in the West, Divided in the Gulf

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Western influence in the Persian Gulf has continued to expand; this process has also exposed several...

Yemen in the International Security Agenda The Context of Tribalism

Yemen in the International Security Agenda: The Context of Tribalism, Sectarianism, and Intervention

Yemen’s socio-political structure has a close connection with the tribes. Unlike the central and southern parts of the country, Yemen’s extreme...

U S Interests and the Israel-Palestine Conflict A Review

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

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

From Ballots to Bullets Arab Uprising and the Reoccurrence of

From Ballots to Bullets: Arab Uprising and the Reoccurrence of Authoritarian Politics

Since the end of the Cold War, much of the turmoil in the Middle East has been caused by the religiopolitical identity of different countries of...

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

At no other time in the history of the world has the crisis in the global economy become a serious concern as it is currently the case. The promise...

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East The Role of the

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the PKK’s Changing Policy in Regional Politics

The transformation of the discourses of the PKK since the 2000s is placed virtually at the center of Middle East politics as they relate to the...

The Great War in the Middle East

The Great War in the Middle East

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...

Islam in the Balkans Globalization Europeanization Localization

Islam in the Balkans: Globalization, Europeanization, Localization

The study of European Islam is now experiencing an unprecedented revival. While most of its attention is dedicated to Islam as a minority in...

Arts Market and the State Cultural Policies in Introspect

Arts, Market and the State: Cultural Policies in Introspect

The field of cultural policies is novel and burgeoning; it harbors diverse and even contradictory approaches, with no universally recognizable...

Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Over the years, the term ‘globalization’ has acquired notoriety in all forms of intellectual exchanges in the social sciences and other...

Islam Culture Institutions and Agents

Islam: Culture, Institutions and Agents

The three books reviewed in this article do not seem closely related in the first impression. Younos’ book sheds light upon Islamic culture in the...

The Democratization Process in Turkey Theory Legacy and Prospects

The Democratization Process in Turkey: Theory, Legacy, and Prospects

In one of his articles on the requirements of large-scale democracy and political institutions, Robert A. Dahl warns students of political science...

What Constitutes the State s Culture of Political Violence

What Constitutes the State’s Culture of Political Violence?

A culture of political violence is the configuration of factors which exist lastingly in a political subject’s milieu, and determine if and to what...

Still Awaited A Truly Objective History of the Making of

Still Awaited: A Truly Objective History of the Making of the Modern Middle East

We are now witnessing a harvest of new history books on the making of the modern Middle East. Five are chosen for a critical review below. They are...

A Necessary Void in International Relations Non-State Actors in the

A Necessary Void in International Relations: Non-State Actors in the Middle East

There has been a dramatic expansion in the size, scope and capacity of non-state actors around the globe in the last three decades. Providing...

Turkey s Kurdish Peace Process from a Conflict Resolution Perspective

Turkey’s Kurdish Peace Process from a Conflict Resolution Perspective

Edited by Bill Kissane, After Civil War: Division, Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe is an ambitious attempt to explore the...

Towards a Truly Global IR Theory The Middle East and

Towards a Truly Global IR Theory?: The Middle East and the Upcoming Debate

In 2015, the philosopher Hamid Dabashi published a book with the provocative title, Can Non-Europeans Think?. Over its pages Dabashi echoes authors...

Latin America in the Global Political Economy Association Adaptation and

Latin America in the Global Political Economy: Association, Adaptation and Resistance

During the last several years, Latin America has been presented as a complex and enduring interaction between social forces and anti-hegemonic...

A New Historiography on the Ottoman Arab and Eastern Provinces

A New Historiography on the Ottoman Arab and Eastern Provinces

Beginning in the early 1980s, a number of works were published on the Arab provinces. These works criticized nationalistic approaches that treated...

Secularism Modern State and Homo Religiosus Societies

Secularism, Modern State, and Homo Religiosus Societies

Religion has always been an overriding theme among social scientists, politicians, diplomats and laymen. While the importance attached to it has...

İstanbul of the Mind

İstanbul of the Mind

While traveling through, İstanbul can often prove overwhelming for tourists and locals alike, people often find different strategies to make sense...

Women s Voices Across the World for Justice

Women’s Voices Across the World for Justice

The three books reviewed here focus on one of the most prevalent forms of discrimination: Gender Injustice. Everywhere in the world women tend to...

Testing Times in Turco-American Relations

Testing Times in Turco-American Relations

Turkey’s relations with the United States have seldom been at such a low point. In late February 2014, 84 former lawmakers, ambassadors and...

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