Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
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The EU and the Arab Spring Between Spectatorship and Actorness
The EU and the Arab Spring: Between Spectatorship and Actorness

Throughout the first seven months of the Arab Spring, starting with the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in the...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Unrest in the Arab World Four Questions
Unrest in the Arab World: Four Questions

This essay addresses four questions that the “Arab spring” has raised with respect to academic scholarship and policy...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Israel Quo Vadis Turkey
Israel: Quo Vadis, Turkey?

The Mavi Marmara tragic affair is viewed in Israel as part of a Turkish political maneuvering which gained momentum...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

America s Asia-Pacific Strategy and Turkish-American Partnership
America’s Asia-Pacific Strategy and Turkish-American Partnership

The debate on the future of the Turkish-American partnership has puzzled scholars in recent years due to its constant...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

An Unfulfilled Opportunity for Reconciliation Israel and Turkey during the
An Unfulfilled Opportunity for Reconciliation: Israel and Turkey during the Arab Spring

2011 brought an opportunity for Israel and Turkey to mend their bi-lateral relations. The re-election of Erdoğan in June...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Syrian Quagmire What s Holding Turkey Back
The Syrian Quagmire: What’s Holding Turkey Back?

The Assad regime has been playing all the diplomatic, political, and security cards it has accumulated over the past...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Turkey and the Arab Spring Between Ethics and Self-Interest
Turkey and the Arab Spring: Between Ethics and Self-Interest

Turkey redefined its geographical security environment over the last decade by deepening its engagement with neighboring...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Arab Spring and the New Geo-Strategic Environment in the
The “Arab Spring” and the New Geo-Strategic Environment in the Middle East

Contrary to the evaluation of several political leaders and analysts, the new Islamic governments that have been elected...

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Ends of Islamism Rethinking the Meaning of Islam and
The “Ends” of Islamism: Rethinking the Meaning of Islam and the Political

There have been almost regular attempts to declare the “end of Islamism” or “the end of political Islam.” Since the late...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Egypt s Democratic Experiment Challenges to a Positive Trajectory
Egypt’s Democratic Experiment: Challenges to a Positive Trajectory

As Egypt charts a path to democracy, it confronts the legacy of 60 years of dictatorship. President Morsi faces an ongoing...

Monday, April 1, 2013


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