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Türkiye and the Future of Normalization in the Middle East

Türkiye and the Future of Normalization in the Middle East

Articles

Following the Arab Spring, all the nations in the Middle East started to pursue a phase of regional softness after a protracted era of strife and...

Turkey s Electoral Geography Trends Behaviors and Identities

Turkey’s Electoral Geography: Trends, Behaviors and Identities

Book Reviews

The most important contribution of Turkey’s Electoral Geography is that it covers not only elections but also a variety of understudied topics such...

Exploring the Traits of a Grand Strategy for Turkey Resilience

Exploring the Traits of a Grand Strategy for Turkey: Resilience, Protean Power, and Connectography

Articles

The international system is experiencing profound changes and has taken on an uncertain character as a result. The concept of strategy and its...

Russia s Policy During the 44-Day Karabakh War

Russia’s Policy During the 44-Day Karabakh War

Articles

The 44-day Karabakh War seriously affected the international balances in the Caucasus in terms of security, politics, and economic dimensions. The...

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...

The Role of Turkish Drones in Azerbaijan s Increasing Military

The Role of Turkish Drones in Azerbaijan’s Increasing Military Effectiveness: An Assessment of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

Articles

This study focuses on Turkey as a rising drone power in the international arena in recent years. In this context, the article will scrutinize the...

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 Turkey-Africa Bromance Key Drivers Agency and Prospects

The Turkey-Africa Bromance: Key Drivers, Agency, and Prospects

Commentaries

Turkish-African relations have consistently exhibited strong growth since Ankara declared 2005 as ‘the year of Africa.’ Turkey’s growing economic,...

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations Domestic Divisions and

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations: Domestic Divisions and Regional Rivalry

Commentaries

The commentary argues the Saudi-Qatari tensions lie in conflicting perspectives about the role of political Islam within the fabric of both states...

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,...

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...

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,...

Islamophobia as Cultural Racism The Case of Islamic Attire in

Islamophobia as Cultural Racism: The Case of Islamic Attire in Turkey

Articles

Grasping the various aspects of Islamophobia in Muslim societies requires much finer methods in order to decipher the intentions of the actors in...

EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: French Unilateralism

Commentaries

The commentary looks at the stance of France on the Second Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan and subsequently the Russian-brokered...

The Question of State-Sponsored Terrorism Investigation of ASALA and JCAG

The Question of State-Sponsored Terrorism: Investigation of ASALA and JCAG in the Light of Available CIA Documents

Articles

After a careful investigation of available archival documents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. State Department, this paper...

Strategy and Strategic Discourse in Turkish Foreign Policy

Strategy and Strategic Discourse in Turkish Foreign Policy

Book Reviews

The book provides a wealth of necessary theoretical and historical background for understanding the security strategies of Turkish foreign policy....

TurkStream as Russia s Last Step in Diversification A Win-Win

TurkStream as Russia’s Last Step in Diversification: A Win-Win Approach

Articles

This article discusses why Russia replaced the South Stream project with the TurkStream by changing its route and name, and why Turkey is involved...

Deciphering France s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

Deciphering France’s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

Articles

France’s Mediterranean policy can be analyzed from a historical perspective and through the actual conjuncture related to its geopolitical and...

Editor's Note Winter 2021

Editor's Note | Winter 2021

Editor's Notes

While the importance of the region certainly is going to increase in the following years as more regional and global actors will be included in the...

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