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Diffusion in the Arab World Turkey and Iran as Models
Diffusion in the Arab World: Turkey and Iran as Models of Emulation on the Eve of the ‘Arab Spring’

The literature about factors that promote growth and change presents models of diffusion that are based on societies’...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

From Damascus to Kabul Any Common Ground between Turkey and
From Damascus to Kabul: Any Common Ground between Turkey and Russia?

Over the past two decades Turkey and Russia have managed to normalize their bilateral relationship. Trade is flourishing,...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Arab Reactions to Turkey s Regional Reengagement
Arab Reactions to Turkey’s Regional Reengagement

During the first years of its tenure in office, as the AK Party focused on consolidating its position domestically,...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Editor's Note Summer 2014
Editor's Note | Summer 2014

The international community faces a series of serious challenges, which need to be urgently addressed otherwise the...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Arab Revolution Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising
The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising

The Arab world has been making a new history since January 2011 when the uprisings against President Ben Ali resulted in...

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Middle East is in Transition to What
The Middle East is in Transition—to What?

The Arab world has been changed irreversibly by the popular uprisings that started in early 2011. The long period of...

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Arab Uprisings Debating the Turkish Model
The Arab Uprisings: Debating the “Turkish Model”

Mass uprisings on the Arab streets have become the vehicle for reform as the availability of modern means of communication...

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Arab Spring and Turkey The Camp David Order vs
The Arab Spring and Turkey: The Camp David Order vs. the New Middle East

Over the past decade, Turkey has been experiencing a decisive transition that North Africa and the Middle East only...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

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

Prospects for Palestinian Unity After the Arab Spring
Prospects for Palestinian Unity After the Arab Spring

If the revolutions sweeping then Arab world are in fact its “spring” then the Hamas/Fateh reconciliation deal may very...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Russia s Counter-Revolutionary Stance toward the Arab Spring
Russia’s Counter-Revolutionary Stance toward the Arab Spring

The wave of uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa has not only affected Russia’s interests but also opens some new...

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Pessoptimist s Arab Revolution A Mismatch Between Social Evolution
The Pessoptimist’s Arab Revolution: A Mismatch Between Social Evolution and Political Revolution

The article argues that of the three structural problems of the Arab world, as enumerated in the UNDP Arab Human...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fathers and Sons The Rise and Fall of Political Dynasty
Fathers and Sons: The Rise and Fall of Political Dynasty in the Middle East

A decade after 9/11, the Arab revolts gave a second impetus to scholarly interest in the Middle East. A plethora of books...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Egyptian Revolution 2 0 Political Blogging Civic Engagement and Citizen
Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement, and Citizen Journalism

The wave of mass protests that swept through the Arab World in early 2011 highlighted the distinct role of the...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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