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Myanmar s Fragmented Democracy Transition or Illusion
Myanmar’s Fragmented Democracy: Transition or Illusion?

Myanmar’s Fragmented Democracy: Transition or Illusion? by Felix Thiam Kim Tan is a valuable contribution to the study of...

Sunday, December 31, 2023

The Changing Dynamics of Turkey s Relations with Israel An
The Changing Dynamics of Turkey’s Relations with Israel: An Analysis of ‘Securitization’

The present study seeks to answer the following questions: How was it possible that a state such as Turkey, which had...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Rise and Fall of Military Tutelage in Turkey Fears
The Rise and Fall of Military Tutelage in Turkey: Fears of Islamism, Kurdism, and Communism

What explains the rise and fall of military tutelage over Turkish democracy? This article argues that the military’s...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Türkiye de Militarist Devlet Söylemi Militarist State Discourse in Turkey
Türkiye’de Militarist Devlet Söylemi (Militarist State Discourse in Turkey)

Ali Balcı’s Militarist State Discourse in Turkey is an adaption of the second chapter of his PhD thesis that surveyed the...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Islam Conservatism and Democracy in Turkey Comparing Turgut Özal and
Islam, Conservatism, and Democracy in Turkey: Comparing Turgut Özal and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

In the absence of a politically influential aristocracy and the entrepreneurial middle class, the political and economic...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Military Political Islam and the Future of Democracy in Egypt
Military, Political Islam, and the Future of Democracy in Egypt

Egypt’s democratization efforts require domestic and international considerations: Domestically, the country must focus on...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Theorizing the Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy
Theorizing the Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy

The transformation of Turkish foreign policy has become a closely followed subject, fueling important debates on the...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Turkey s Ergenekon Imbroglio and Academia s Apathy
Turkey’s Ergenekon Imbroglio and Academia’s Apathy

The Gladio Scandal in Europe and, more recently, Turkey’s Ergenekon trials highlight the importance of hidden power...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Civil-Military Relations in the Arab-Majority World The Impacts on Democratization
Civil-Military Relations in the Arab-Majority World: The Impacts on Democratization and Political Violence

How did unbalanced civil-military relations affect democratization and political violence trends in the Middle East and...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Role of the Military in Syrian Politics and the
The Role of the Military in Syrian Politics and the 2011 Uprising

In this research I examine the effect of the military on Syrian politics and the uprising of 2011. I consider the...

Friday, April 1, 2016


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