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Demystifying Qatar s Pro-Revolution Monarchy Old Rivalries New Geopolitical Motives

Demystifying Qatar’s Pro-Revolution Monarchy: Old Rivalries, New Geopolitical Motives

Articles

Unlike other Arab monarchies, Qatar has embraced a supportive position toward the Arab revolutions since the moment they broke out in late 2010. In...

The Question of State-Sponsored Terrorism Investigation of ASALA and JCAG

The Question of State-Sponsored Terrorism: Investigation of ASALA and JCAG in the Light of Available CIA Documents

Articles

After a careful investigation of available archival documents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. State Department, this paper...

Editor's Note Spring 2021

Editor's Note | Spring 2021

Editor's Notes

At a time when anti-Islam activities are resurging and the Muslim voices are kept down, this issue of Insight Turkey aims to present and to provide...

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...

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.

Shooting a Revolution Visual Media and Warfare in Syria

Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media and Warfare in Syria

Book Reviews

A researcher who wrote her thesis about television series (musalsalat in Arabic) aired in Syria, and unluckily faced the grim reality of the Syrian...

Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen

Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen

Book Reviews

Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen focuses on the humanitarian crises and international intervention in the conflicts in...

The War for Syria Regional and International Dimensions of the

The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising

Book Reviews

The civil war in Syria, now ongoing for 10 years, does not appear to be ending soon given the continuing conflicts among the domestic and global...

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...

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...

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...

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...

U S -Turkey Relations Endure Despite Crises

U.S.-Turkey Relations Endure Despite Crises

Commentaries

The U.S.-Turkey relationship has been tested through some of the most serious crises in recent years. The continuing strength of the relationship,...

Yemen in the International Security Agenda The Context of Tribalism

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

Review Article

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

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...

Turkey the U S Russia and the Syrian Civil War

Turkey, the U.S., Russia, and the Syrian Civil War

Commentaries

This commentary provides an analysis of the Turkey’s relations with the U.S. and Russia in the context of the Syrian civil war. Owing much to the...

A Three-level Analysis of Turkey s Crisis with the U

A Three-level Analysis of Turkey’s Crisis with the U.S.-led Order

Commentaries

Starting in 2013, Turkish-American relations have been undergoing one of the deepest and most alarming crises since the 1940s. Ankara, a NATO...

The Lost Spring U S Policy in the Middle East

The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid

Book Reviews

The book under review is a work by American-Lebanese scholar Walid Phares, who specializes in Middle East politics. He has worked in different...

Syria Burning A Short History of a Catastrophe

Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe

Book Reviews

Since the commencement of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, which would thereafter change the existent regional order in the Middle East, many...

The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey s

The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey’s Resistance

Commentaries

With the retreat of liberalism in the Western world and the US withdrawing on many global issues, the international system is undergoing serious...

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...

Amerikan Grand Stratejisi Obama nın Ortadoğu Mirası American Grand Strategy

Amerikan Grand Stratejisi: Obama’nın Ortadoğu Mirası [American Grand Strategy: Obama’s Middle East Legacy]

Book Reviews

Although many actors, from regional powers to global powers, engage in grand strategy practices, the concept of ‘grand strategy’ is most closely...

Great Delusion Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Book Reviews

A profound understanding of American foreign policy depends upon a thorough and a rigorous theoretical understanding of the ideology that...

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