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The New Middle East ISIL and the 6th Revolt Against
The New Middle East, ISIL and the 6th Revolt Against the West

This paper aims to provide an analysis of the ‘new’ in ‘the new Middle East.’ We argue that what is ‘new’ is the revolt...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Is an Islamic Political Economy in the Making across the
Is an “Islamic Political Economy” in the Making across the Middle East and North Africa?: A Path-Dependent Institutional Change Analysis

The Arab Uprisings and their transformational impact across MENA have generated immense debate about the future of the...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Making Islam Democratic Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn
Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn

In this book, Asef Bayat explores Islam and democracy especially with regard to what he calls the “post-Islamist” movement...

Friday, January 1, 2010

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

Islam Without Extremes - A Muslim Case for Liberty
Islam Without Extremes - A Muslim Case for Liberty

In Mustafa Akyol’s book Islam With- out Extremes, the author takes up the challenge to confront the many misconceptions...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Future of Religious Freedom Global Challenges
The Future of Religious Freedom Global Challenges

Recently, there has been a growing body of literature on the multifaceted relationship between religion, politics and...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Call for Paper | Politics of the Balkans and Future Perspectives