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Understanding the AK Party s Identity Politics A Civilizational Discourse
Understanding the AK Party’s Identity Politics: A Civilizational Discourse and its Limitations

The AK Party seeks to respond to four challenges stemming from three confrontations (Islamism, Kemalism, and regional...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Prospects for Resolution of the Kurdish Question A Realist Perspective
Prospects for Resolution of the Kurdish Question: A Realist Perspective

The developments in early 2013 generated expectations that the almost three decades old armed conflict between the Turkish...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Remembering Turgut Özal Some Personal Recollections
Remembering Turgut Özal: Some Personal Recollections

An American ambassador recounts some of his dealings with Turgut Ozal, particularly on the first Iraq war, and provides...

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Political Reverberations of the Gezi Protests
The Political Reverberations of the Gezi Protests

Although a lot has been said about the Gezi protests, analyses of the events consistently failed on two particular issues....

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gezi Anatomy of a Public Square Movement
Gezi – Anatomy of a Public Square Movement

The Occupy Gezi movement has been a staging ground for the creativity of micro-practices, and it embodies the importance...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Turkey s Education Policy During the AK Party Era 2002-2013
Turkey’s Education Policy During the AK Party Era (2002-2013)

The AK Party has been a leading reform actor with particular emphasis on education. AK Party governments implemented...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Political Culture and National Identity in Conceptualising the Gezi Park
Political Culture and National Identity in Conceptualising the Gezi Park Movement

This essay interprets the Gezi Park protests that began as a local resistance to government plans to level a public park...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The New Era in Turkish Foreign Policy Critiques and Challenges
The New Era in Turkish Foreign Policy: Critiques and Challenges

This article examines the critiques directed at Turkish foreign policy during the AK Party administration. There are three...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Geopolitics of Support for Turkey s EU Accession A
The Geopolitics of Support for Turkey’s EU Accession: A View from Lithuania

Why does Lithuania support Turkey’s accession to the European Union? The article analyzes some of the key domestic factors...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Kurdistan Regional Government Elections A Critical Evaluation
The Kurdistan Regional Government Elections: A Critical Evaluation

This analysis offers an evaluation of the last three elections of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq. These...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Arab Uprisings Two Years On Ideology Sectarianism and the
The Arab Uprisings Two Years On: Ideology, Sectarianism and the Changing Balance of Power in the Middle East

This paper traces the changes to the domestic politics of Arab states following the 2011 uprisings and places them in a...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Turkey Facing East Islam Modernity and Foreign Policy
Turkey Facing East: Islam Modernity and Foreign Policy

The relationship between Islam and foreign policy has become the subject of a number of volumes in recent years as...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


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