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Leading Protests in the Digital Age Youth Activism in Egypt

Leading Protests in the Digital Age:Youth Activism in Egypt and Syria

Book Reviews

This study seeks answers to how protests are managed in the digital age by comparing youth activism in Egypt and Syria.

The Sources of Russia s Great Power Politics Ukraine and

The Sources of Russia’s Great Power Politics: Ukraine and the Challenge to the European Order

Book Reviews

Overall, the book contains significant information and analysis regarding the Russia’s seizure of Crimea and hybrid war in Eastern Ukraine. It is a...

Security Sector Reform for Libya A Crucial Step towards State

Security Sector Reform for Libya: A Crucial Step towards State Building

Book Reviews

Aslan’s book meets a need in the study inventory for Libya with research that observes the reality of the field thanks to the well-organized book...

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...

Hybrid Political Order in Libya State Non-State and Armed Actors

Hybrid Political Order in Libya: State, Non-State, and Armed Actors

Articles

Libya, inspired by the February 17 revolution but devastated by post-revolt challenges, is struggling to build order, as state, non-state, and...

Peace Negotiations Cannot Be Held Forever Breaking the Deadlock in

Peace Negotiations Cannot Be Held Forever: Breaking the Deadlock in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Commentaries

The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict resolution process had experienced insurmountable deadlock due to the failure of the peace negotiations brokered by...

Strange Bedfellows Why France s Emmanuel Macron and His Autocratic

Strange Bedfellows: Why France’s Emmanuel Macron and His Autocratic Friends Are Attempting to Impose Another Strongman in the MENA Region

Commentaries

France has lately edged ever closer to a number of autocracies in Africa and the Middle East. Notably, in the name of combating “Islamic terrorism”...

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...

America s Covert War in East Africa Surveillance Rendition Assassination

America’s Covert War in East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, Assassination

Book Reviews

America’s Covert War in East Africa discloses the hidden face of security policy violations in the dark prisons of the CIA, and how much “War on...

Turkey s Military Spending Trends A Reflection of Changes in

Turkey’s Military Spending Trends: A Reflection of Changes in Defense Policy

Articles

The existing body of research on defense spending contains two main theses that appear in the much-debated discourse of “guns versus butter.” The...

The Future of Turkey s Airpower The Fifth Generation Challenge

The Future of Turkey’s Airpower: The Fifth Generation Challenge

Articles

Rapid advances in technology enable incremental developments in the aerospace and defense sector, the most well-known example of which is the...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place How to Make

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How to Make Sense of Turkey’s S-400 Choice?*

Articles

With the wrap-up of the S-400 deal with Russia in December 2017, critics argue that Turkey is caught between a rock and a hard place due to the...

Turkey s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary

Turkey’s Burgeoning Defense Technological and Industrial Base and Expeditionary Military Policy

Articles

As the incumbent Turkish administration strives to pursue more aspiring goals in foreign affairs, Turkeys military policy is fast developing in...

Deciphering Turkey s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy Objectives Pillars

Deciphering Turkey’s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy: Objectives, Pillars, and Implications*

Articles

This article argues that the change in Turkey’s defense and military strategy stems both from Turkey’s changing security landscape following the...

Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry The Story and Rationale

Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry: The Story and Rationale of the Great Rise

Commentaries

Tracing the evolution of the Turkish defense industry through five major periods of development, this article draws attention to crucial turning...

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...

Turkey s Military and Defense Policies

Turkey’s Military and Defense Policies

Commentaries

In the post-9/11 era and now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meaning of security and the means of ensuring it have radically changed. As...

Editor's Note Spring 2020

Editor's Note | Spring 2020

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey aims to present the current situation of the Turkish-American relations and to provide to its readers with a general...

The Future of Global Great Power Competition after the Coronavirus

The Future of Global Great Power Competition after the Coronavirus

Articles

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the domestic and foreign policy agendas of all countries have been turned upside down. The pandemic has brought new...

Turkey s Position in the Libyan Crisis

Turkey’s Position in the Libyan Crisis

Commentaries

This paper discusses Turkey’s relations with Libya, especially after the latest ground-breaking and rapid developments that took place in Libya...

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery U S -Turkey Commercial Ties that

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery: U.S.-Turkey Commercial Ties that Bind

Commentaries

This paper examines the commercial opportunities that will endure in key sectors for the United States and Turkey in the midst of the coronavirus...

Start Small and Think Big to Rebuild the U S

Start Small and Think Big to Rebuild the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Commentaries

The U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship has been key to the success of NATO and the transatlantic community. However, due to various policy...

Qatar Small State Big Politics

Qatar: Small State, Big Politics

Book Reviews

Gaining independence from Britain in 1971 and enjoying enormous oil and natural gas resources, Qatar has exerted extraordinarily large influence...

Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace A Critical Interrogation of

Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace: A Critical Interrogation of the Conflict

Book Reviews

Michális S. Michael and Yücel Vural’s edited volume of Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace: A Critical Interrogation of the Conflict has its roots in...

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