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Iran s Military Capability The Structure and Strength of Forces

Iran’s Military Capability: The Structure and Strength of Forces

Early View

Economic upheaval in the post-revolutionary period, its ideological concerns, the lessons of the war with Iraq and the drive to assert regional...

Starve and Immolate The Politics of Human Weapons

Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

Book Reviews

The category of political prisoners has rarely been discussed as a theoretical and philosophical concept. However, the book under review tries to...

Amerikan Grand Stratejisi Obama nın Ortadoğu Mirası American Grand Strategy

Amerikan Grand Stratejisi: Obama’nın Ortadoğu Mirası [American Grand Strategy: Obama’s Middle East Legacy]

Book Reviews

Although many actors, from regional powers to global powers, engage in grand strategy practices, the concept of ‘grand strategy’ is most closely...

Guardians of the Arab State When Militaries Intervene in Politics

Guardians of the Arab State: When Militaries Intervene in Politics, from Iraq to Mauritania

Book Reviews

The role of the militaries in politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been one of the most popular issues among scholars and...

We Kill Because We Can From Soldiering to Assassination in

We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age

Book Reviews

Drone usage has been a hotbed of discussion in International Relations and Military Studies for the last decade. Drone warfare itself has been...

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East The Role of the

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the PKK’s Changing Policy in Regional Politics

Review Article

The transformation of the discourses of the PKK since the 2000s is placed virtually at the center of Middle East politics as they relate to the...

Terrorism in Africa The Rise of Islamist Extremism and Jihadism

Terrorism in Africa: The Rise of Islamist Extremism and Jihadism

Articles

Africa is the springboard for al-Qaeda’s global terrorism in modern history. The U.S. Embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi,...

Militarization and Securitization in Africa The Role of Sino-American Geostrategic

Militarization and Securitization in Africa: The Role of Sino-American Geostrategic Presence

Articles

This article is predicated on the argument that the African continent has become a focus of geopolitical and economic attention, especially as a...

The Work of Peace History Imperialism and Peacekeeping

The Work of Peace: History, Imperialism, and Peacekeeping

Articles

The size and complexity of recent peacebuilding mandates have led scholars to liken these efforts to imperialism, but most are quick to dismiss any...

Guest Editor's Note Winter 2019

Guest Editor's Note | Winter 2019

Editor's Notes

Africa has often been the focus of contradictory attention that has oscillated between the labels of a physical obstacle to travel between Europe...

Writing Malaysia and the Moro Identity An Analysis of the

Writing Malaysia and the Moro Identity: An Analysis of the Moro National Liberation Front’s Foreign Policy

Early View

Malaysia began supporting the MNLF when the group emerged in the 1970s. In recent years, however, the relationship between Malaysia and the MNLF...

The Visual Politics of Wars

The Visual Politics of Wars

Book Reviews

In The Visual Politics of Wars, the contributors explore the concepts of journalism and mass media in a post-truth world and argue for the...

Kazakhstan s Middle Power Response to Terrorism

Kazakhstan’s Middle Power Response to Terrorism

Articles

Most studies define states as small, middle, or great in relation to the power of other states. However, how the capabilities of a particular...

Kurdish Votes in the June 24 2018 Elections An Analysis

Kurdish Votes in the June 24, 2018 Elections: An Analysis of Electoral Results in Turkey’s Eastern Cities

Articles

This article analyzes the voting patterns in eastern Turkey for the June 24, 2018 elections and examines the cross-sectional and longitudinal...

UK Strategy in the Gulf and Middle East after American

UK Strategy in the Gulf and Middle East after American Retrenchment

Articles

This paper considers the impact of the possible relative decline of the U.S. and its engagement in the Middle East and the Gulf in particular. U.S....

Uzbekistan as a Gateway for Turkey s Return to Central

Uzbekistan as a Gateway for Turkey’s Return to Central Asia

Commentaries

After two decades of downhill diplomacy, Turkey and Uzbekistan have pledged to deepen bilateral ties in years to come. Given its geopolitical...

Applied Oriental Studies of Russia s Own Islam From Orthodox

Applied Oriental Studies of Russia’s Own Islam: From Orthodox Missionaries to Militant Godless and Wahhabis

Articles

To date the research of Orientalism in Russia did not present the whole mosaic palette of its competing schools and disciplines. The influential...

The U S War on Terror Discourse Mapping De-politicization and

The U.S. War on Terror Discourse: Mapping De-politicization and the Politics of Confinement in Afghanistan

Articles

This article argues that today, 17 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, it is even more important to look at the beginnings of, and to...

How Do Muslims Respond to Far Right Political Mobilization in

How Do Muslims Respond to Far Right Political Mobilization in Their European State?

Articles

This paper evaluates qualitative and quantitative evidence of Muslims’ European identification in France, Austria and the Netherlands while the far...

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

Articles

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) operates under the names of the Democratic Union Party and the People’s Protection Units in Syria. The PKK is...

Virtual Neighbors Russia and the EU in Cyberspace

Virtual Neighbors: Russia and the EU in Cyberspace

Commentaries

The last decade has witnessed the consolidation of the European Union as a cybersecurity actor. Many of these developments have, directly or...

Engineering a European Islam An Analysis of Attempts to Domesticate

Engineering a European Islam: An Analysis of Attempts to Domesticate European Muslims in Austria, France, and Germany

Articles

Today, a number of European states’ policies on religion aim at creating a nationalized Islam. In many Western European countries, the Ministries...

Missile Defense in Europe Against Whom

Missile Defense in Europe: Against Whom?

Articles

ABSTRACT This article debates the evolution, main purpose and real target of the missile defense system of NATO, entitled the EPAA, focusing on...

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