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Thorny Relations with the EU under AK Party Rule Challenges
Thorny Relations with the EU under AK Party Rule: Challenges and Prospects

Turkey-EU relations have historical significance in terms of politics, societal structures along with the longevity of...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The úResponsibility to Protect Doctrine Revived in Libya Buried in
The ‚ÄúResponsibility to Protect‚ÄĚ Doctrine: Revived in Libya, Buried in Syria

Proponents of the ‚Äúresponsibility to protect‚ÄĚ doctrine, commonly referred to as R2P, claim that it came of age with NATO‚Äôs...

Monday, April 1, 2013

How and Why the West Reacted to the Arab Spring
How and Why the West Reacted to the Arab Spring: An Arab Perspective

For many decades, the Arab despots would serve the Western interests in the region in return for a Western disregard to...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Geopolitical Codes in Davutońülu s Views toward the Middle East
Geopolitical Codes in Davutońülu‚Äôs Views toward the Middle East

Critical geopolitics, which is a relatively new field of study for scholars of international relations, seeks to...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Introducing the FPC-TR Dataset Dimensions of AK Party Foreign Policy
Introducing the FPC-TR Dataset: Dimensions of AK Party Foreign Policy

This paper presents the Foreign Policy Circumplex (FPC) coding framework and the (FPC-TR) to identify aspects of Turkish...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What Has Been Is What Will Be The 2015 Israeli
What Has Been Is What Will Be: The 2015 Israeli Elections and the State of Turkish-Israeli Relations

The most notable aspect of the 2015 Israeli parliamentary elections was that the incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Iran in World Politics The Question of the Islamic Republic
Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic

Adib-Moghaddam’s engaging analysis of the Iranian politics is an effective antidote against the widespread...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Turkish Foreign Policy in 2009 A Year of Pro-activity
Turkish Foreign Policy in 2009: A Year of Pro-activity

Since the early 2000s, Turkish foreign policy has experienced a fundamental transformation. Turkey’s regional and global...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Prospects for Democratization in Iran Policy Implications
Prospects for Democratization in Iran: Policy Implications

The breakdown or modification of the Islamic Republic, though not imminent, is increasingly conceivable. However, in the...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prospects for Normalization between Armenia and Turkey A View from
Prospects for Normalization between Armenia and Turkey: A View from Yerevan

Since Armenia’s independence in 1991, its three successive presidents have invariably expressed their country’s readiness...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sarkozy s Policy in the Middle-East A Break with the
Sarkozy’s Policy in the Middle-East: A Break with the Past?

Nicolas Sarkozy’s election as France’s president in May 2007 has marked a rhetorical change in the foreign policy of Paris...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Davutońülu Era in Turkish Foreign Policy
The Davutońülu Era in Turkish Foreign Policy

Ahmet Davutońülu was appointed Turkish foreign minister on May 1, 2009. Chief advisor to the Turkish prime minister since...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Energy Geopolitics Why Does Turkey Matter
New Energy Geopolitics: Why Does Turkey Matter?

Turkey’s energy policy is shaped by issues of energy security, and is based on two aims: avoiding reliance on imported...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Turkey Israel and the US in the Wake of the
Turkey, Israel and the US in the Wake of the Gaza Flotilla Crisis

The questions about the direction of Turkish foreign policy have been voiced once more following the flotilla crisis...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Religious Pluralism Globalization and World Politics
Religious Pluralism, Globalization and World Politics

As the link between religion and international affairs has come under special scrutiny especially since 9/11, there has...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Balkans and úNeo-Ottomanism A Personal
Turkish Foreign Policy in the Balkans and ‚ÄúNeo-Ottomanism‚ÄĚ: A Personal Account

This essay examines the influence and performance as well as the perception of the new, pro-active Turkish foreign policy...

Friday, July 1, 2011


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