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Turkish-Russian Relations Prospects and Challenges

Turkish-Russian Relations: Prospects and Challenges

Book Reviews

Although the book promises an exciting contribution to the literature on Turkish-Russian relations, it remains inadequate in fulfilling its aims...

The Proliferation of Combat Drones in Civil and Interstate Conflicts

The Proliferation of Combat Drones in Civil and Interstate Conflicts: The Case of Türkiye and Azerbaijan

Articles

Recent developments in conflict zones show the proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or combat drones and how they transform and shape...

The Metaverse Diplomacy A Future Vision for Türkiye

The Metaverse Diplomacy: A Future Vision for Türkiye

Articles

One of the critical questions for the future of the Metaverse is whether it will be global and singular –or multiple, company or country based....

The Relationship between Cultural Power and Education in Light of

The Relationship between Cultural Power and Education in Light of the Development of Education in Türkiye over the Last Two Decades

Commentaries

Over the last 20 years, Türkiye’s education system has undergone a period of transformation. The process of universalization from primary to higher...

Türkiye s Climate Policy Aligned with International Climate Politics

Türkiye’s Climate Policy: Aligned with International Climate Politics

Articles

The aim of this article is to assess Türkiye’s national climate policy framework within the context of international climate change negotiations....

Türkiye s Water Security Policy Energy Agriculture and Transboundary Issues

Türkiye’s Water Security Policy: Energy, Agriculture, and Transboundary Issues

Articles

Water security refers to the availability of adequate quantities and qualities of water for societal needs and resilient ecosystems in the context...

Turkish History and Culture in India Identity Art and Transregional

Turkish History and Culture in India: Identity, Art, and Transregional Connections

Book Reviews

Turkish History and Culture in India can be understood as having erred on the side of global history, rather than choosing a very definite range of...

The Road Before Me Weeps On the Refugee Road through

The Road Before Me Weeps: On the Refugee Road through Europe

Book Reviews

Perhaps the most important shortcoming of the book is its lack of a theoretical framework. Thorpe conducted his fieldwork with great effort,...

The Turkey-UK Free Trade Agreement in Terms of Economic Diplomacy

The Turkey-UK Free Trade Agreement in Terms of Economic Diplomacy

Articles

This article scrutinizes relations between economic diplomacy and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) by focusing on the Turkey-UK free trade agreements...

Turkey s Strategic Conduct under the Changing International System

Turkey’s Strategic Conduct under the Changing International System

Articles

This article analyzes how Turkey should adjust its grand strategy under the changing international order. It claims that the international order...

Turkey s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

Turkey’s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

Articles

How compatible is Turkey’s grand strategy with the grand strategies of global great powers? This article briefly summarizes principles of Turkish...

The Evolutionary Feature of Turkey s Soft Power in the

The Evolutionary Feature of Turkey’s Soft Power in the Middle East, 2011-2020

Commentaries

Today, soft power plays an important role in advancing states’ foreign policy goals. As one of the world’s emerging economic powers, Turkey pays...

Editor's Note Fall 2021

Editor's Note | Fall 2021

Editor's Notes

With one more year coming to an end, we are pleased to present to our readers yet another insightful issue of Insight Turkey that has attempted to...

A Panoramic View of the UK Relations with the EU

A Panoramic View of the UK Relations with the EU and Turkey Post-Brexit

Commentaries

In the last century, the importance of foreign trade, particularly net exports of goods and services, in achieving balanced and high-quality...

The Belt and Road Initiative and the Middle Corridor Complementarity

The Belt and Road Initiative and the Middle Corridor: Complementarity or Competition?

Articles

Though the Chinese government has projected the BRI in economic terms, it has been viewed critically by Australia, Japan, and the U.S. Turkey has,...

Demystifying Qatar s Pro-Revolution Monarchy Old Rivalries New Geopolitical Motives

Demystifying Qatar’s Pro-Revolution Monarchy: Old Rivalries, New Geopolitical Motives

Articles

Unlike other Arab monarchies, Qatar has embraced a supportive position toward the Arab revolutions since the moment they broke out in late 2010. In...

Questioning the Compass of the Western Media Early Perceptions of

Questioning the Compass of the Western Media: Early Perceptions of the July 15 Coup Attempt in Turkey

Articles

This study investigates how the western media reacted immediately after the July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey. To this end, 91 news reports and...

TİKA s Heritage Restoration Projects Examples of Foreign Aid or

TİKA’s Heritage Restoration Projects: Examples of Foreign Aid or Proof of Neo-Ottomanism?

Articles

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Turkey has been using the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) to gain soft power and...

Is Turkey Ready for the Post COVID-19 World Order

Is Turkey Ready for the Post COVID-19 World Order?

Articles

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a huge impact on the global economy and politics. Closures and lockdowns stopped international trade resulting in an...

How the Iranian Regime Survived Examining Internal and External Strategies

How the Iranian Regime Survived: Examining Internal and External Strategies

Articles

Following the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and the reimposition of...

Rethinking the Palestinian Problem and The Right Strategy for Palestinian

Rethinking the Palestinian Problem and ‘The Right Strategy’ for Palestinian Liberation

Commentaries

The Palestinian tragedy is not simply a matter of one nation-state suppressing another nation that has been deprived of its legitimate right to...

Editor's Note Summer 2021

Editor's Note | Summer 2021

Editor's Notes

The summer issue of Insight Turkey aims to highlight the recent developments and challenges in the Middle East by taking into consideration the...

For a New Alterity of Islam in European Perspective

For a New Alterity of Islam in European Perspective

Articles

The depiction of Islam and Muslims in Europe has, in general, been dominated by an ‘Othering’ in which they are considered inherently different,...

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