Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
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Middle Eastern Politics
Editor's Note Winter 2020
Editor's Note | Winter 2020

Through a wide range of commentaries and articles, this issue of Insight Turkey aims to bring to its readers a...

Monday, March 23, 2020

Geopolitical Codes in Davutoğlu s Views toward the Middle East
Geopolitical Codes in Davutoğlu’s 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

The Impact of the New Zero Problems Policy and the
The Impact of the “New” Zero Problems Policy and the Arab Spring on the Relations between Turkey and Lebanese Factions

As the Arab Spring unfolds, a new power configuration is emerging in the Middle East. Turkey is at the center of the new...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beyond Sacred and Secular Politics of Religion in Israel and
Beyond Sacred and Secular: Politics of Religion in Israel and Turkey

Since the 1980s, religious parties have enjoyed electoral success in a range of countries, raising questions about why...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Obama and the Middle East The End of America s
Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment?

Within Fawaz Gerges’ text, The End of America’s Moment?-Obama and the Middle East, the author endeavors to examine...

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Unmaking of the Middle East A History of Western
The Unmaking of the Middle East, A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands

The term “global war on terror” is no longer fashionable. Lip service is now paid to the idea that diplomacy and...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

United States and Turkey Allies at Odds
United States and Turkey: Allies at Odds?

Much has been said and written about US-Turkish relations recently. The main reason for that is the fact that the...

Friday, October 1, 2010

From Distance to Engagement Turkish Policy towards the Middle East
From Distance to Engagement: Turkish Policy towards the Middle East, Iraq and Iraqi Kurds

Turkey’s Middle East policy has witnessed revolutionary changes since 1999. The changes in the attitude of Turkey towards...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Unrest in the Arab World Four Questions
Unrest in the Arab World: Four Questions

This essay addresses four questions that the “Arab spring” has raised with respect to academic scholarship and policy...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Filistin Politikamız Camp David den Mavi Marmara ya
Filistin Politikamız: Camp David’den Mavi Marmara’ya

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is presumably the most problematic and persistent theme in Middle Eastern politics. Thus,...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fathers and Sons The Rise and Fall of Political Dynasty
Fathers and Sons: The Rise and Fall of Political Dynasty in the Middle East

A decade after 9/11, the Arab revolts gave a second impetus to scholarly interest in the Middle East. A plethora of books...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


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