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Russian Energy Policy in the Middle East
Russian Energy Policy in the Middle East

Following the fallout between Russia and the West, Moscow embarked on a strategy to make its energy industry a foreign...

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Russian-Iranian Relations through the Prism of the Syrian Crisis
Russian-Iranian Relations through the Prism of the Syrian Crisis

Moscow is extremely interested in keeping Iran in the sphere of its influence. First of all, Iran’s geostrategic position...

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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

What the ISIS Crisis Means for the Future of the
What the ISIS Crisis Means for the Future of the Middle East

Despite all the intellectual energy devoted to understanding “what ISIS really is,” the group remains unpredictable and...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Non-State Challenges in a Re-Ordered World The Jackals of Westphalia
Non-State Challenges in a Re-Ordered World: The Jackals of Westphalia

The world felt the shock of various types of non-state actors (NSAs) such as the ETA, IRA and PKK, with their ethnic,...

Monday, January 1, 2018

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

Conflicting Reactions in the Middle East towards the Coup Attempt
Conflicting Reactions in the Middle East towards the Coup Attempt in Turkey: Between Opposing and Welcoming

Reactions in the Arab world to the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey varied between opposing and acclaiming it. Remarkably,...

Friday, July 1, 2016

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

A Land of Aching Hearts The Middle East in the
A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War

The First World War (WWI) was the biggest war that the world had ever seen, at least until the beginning of the 20th...

Friday, April 1, 2016

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

A Necessary Void in International Relations Non-State Actors in the
A Necessary Void in International Relations: Non-State Actors in the Middle East

There has been a dramatic expansion in the size, scope and capacity of non-state actors around the globe in the last three...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Altercating Interests and Orientations between Israel and Turkey A View
Altercating Interests and Orientations between Israel and Turkey: A View from Israel

This essay analyzes the relationship between Turkey and Israel against the background of the AKP ascent to power in Turkey...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Turkey and the Middle East in the New Era Full
Turkey and the Middle East in the ‘New Era’ [Full Text]

Barack Obama’s inauguration as America’s new president has been welcomed as opening a ‘new era’ in Turkey’s relations with...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Harmonizing Foreign Policy Turkey the European Union and the Middle
Harmonizing Foreign Policy: Turkey, the European Union and the Middle East

Various scholars have analyzed Turkey’s foreign policy in the post-Cold War era from different angles. The changes in...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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

The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East The Arab
The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East: The Arab Uprisings and Foreign Assistance

The book reviewed here is one of the most beneficial examples of studies made on Foreign Assistance to the Middle East,...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

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


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