Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Road Warriors Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad
Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad

In Road Warriors, Daniel Byman explores an issue that has played a significant role in the destabilization of numerous...

Monday, June 21, 2021

A Decade Later Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and
A Decade Later: Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and Turkey’s Role

This article attempts to understand the outcomes of the crackdown on the Arab revolts and the lessons learned thereof....

Friday, June 18, 2021

Muslim Democratic Parties in Turkey Egypt and Morocco An Economic
Muslim Democratic Parties in Turkey, Egypt, and Morocco: An Economic Explanation

The recent emergence of Muslim democratic parties such as AKP in Turkey and PJD in Morocco draws attention to the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beyond the Democratic Wave in the Arab World The Middle
Beyond the Democratic Wave in the Arab World: The Middle East’s Turko-Persian Future*

It is unlikely that the Egyptian revolution will have a major impact on the political and strategic landscape in the...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Turkey s Demonstrative Effect and the Transformation of the Middle
Turkey’s “Demonstrative Effect” and the Transformation of the Middle East

A string of uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt followed by those in other countries have rekindled the issue of Turkey...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Editor's Note Winter 2012
Editor's Note | Winter 2012

The year 2011 left a new Middle East in its wake. People power has toppled powerful authoritarian regimes in Tunisia,...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Terror and Tolerance A Review of Leaving Without Losing The
Terror and Tolerance: A Review of Leaving Without Losing: The War on Terror After Iraq and Afghanistan

Americans are in the middle of an election season, and even though American democracy is imperfect, there is little doubt...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sovereignty After Empire Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia
Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia

The demise of empires left a powerful and perplexing legacy for successor states in the Middle East and Central Asia....

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Blue Peace Achieving Peace and Security through Water Cooperation
The Blue Peace: Achieving Peace and Security through Water Cooperation

Water is about people and human security. Unfortunately water has become a source of conflicts around the world,...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guest Editor's Note Summer 2015
Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2015

In a radio broadcast in 1939 Winston Churchill defined Russia in a famous quip as ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


We use cookies in a limited and restricted manner for specific purposes. For more details, you can see "our data policy". More...