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Guest Editor's Note Summer 2020

Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2020

Editor's Notes

Through a wide range of articles and commentaries, this issue aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on the transformation of...

America s Covert War in East Africa Surveillance Rendition Assassination

America’s Covert War in East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, Assassination

Book Reviews

America’s Covert War in East Africa discloses the hidden face of security policy violations in the dark prisons of the CIA, and how much “War on...

The War for Syria Regional and International Dimensions of the

The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising

Book Reviews

The civil war in Syria, now ongoing for 10 years, does not appear to be ending soon given the continuing conflicts among the domestic and global...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place How to Make

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How to Make Sense of Turkey’s S-400 Choice?*

Articles

With the wrap-up of the S-400 deal with Russia in December 2017, critics argue that Turkey is caught between a rock and a hard place due to the...

The Logic Beyond Lausanne A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence

The Logic Beyond Lausanne: A Geopolitical Perspective on the Congruence between Turkey’s New Hard Power and its Strategic Reorientation

Commentaries

Turkey’s new expeditionary capability, resting on enhanced naval capacity and new forward bases, is the logical result of Turkey’s post-Cold War...

From Empire to Republic The Role of American Missionaries in

From Empire to Republic: The Role of American Missionaries in US-Ottoman Empire Relations and Their Educational Legacy

Book Reviews

Hacer Bahar’s From Empire to Republic has important insights about one of the most important pillars of Turkey-U.S. relations: American...

Editor's Note Spring 2020

Editor's Note | Spring 2020

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey aims to present the current situation of the Turkish-American relations and to provide to its readers with a general...

The Future of Global Great Power Competition after the Coronavirus

The Future of Global Great Power Competition after the Coronavirus

Articles

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the domestic and foreign policy agendas of all countries have been turned upside down. The pandemic has brought new...

Calling for a Reset in Turkish-American Relations in the post-COVID

Calling for a Reset in Turkish-American Relations in the post-COVID International Order

Articles

Analysts emphasize that nothing will be the same after the pandemic and refer to the ‘new normal’ that is likely to prevail everywhere in the...

Post-Orientalism and Geopolitics Three Debates that Inform Islam and U

Post-Orientalism and Geopolitics: Three Debates that Inform Islam and U.S. Foreign Policy

Articles

This article argues that a post-orientalist discourse has emerged over the past few decades to challenge the dominance of orientalism on Western...

Turkey s Position in the Libyan Crisis

Turkey’s Position in the Libyan Crisis

Commentaries

This paper discusses Turkey’s relations with Libya, especially after the latest ground-breaking and rapid developments that took place in Libya...

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery U S -Turkey Commercial Ties that

The Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery: U.S.-Turkey Commercial Ties that Bind

Commentaries

This paper examines the commercial opportunities that will endure in key sectors for the United States and Turkey in the midst of the coronavirus...

U S -Turkey Relations Endure Despite Crises

U.S.-Turkey Relations Endure Despite Crises

Commentaries

The U.S.-Turkey relationship has been tested through some of the most serious crises in recent years. The continuing strength of the relationship,...

U S Policy Toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict under the Trump

U.S. Policy Toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict under the Trump Administration: Continuity or Change?

Articles

The 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump as the U.S. president opened a new chapter in U.S. policy making toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation

Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations: The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation

Book Reviews

In Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations, Kumral explores the Saadabad Pact of 1937, the defense pact of 1955, the fall of the Pro-western Iraqi...

America and the Making of Modern Turkey Science Culture and

America and the Making of Modern Turkey: Science, Culture and Political Alliances

Book Reviews

America and the Making of Modern Turkey: Science, Culture and Political Alliances, explores the activities of American philanthropic organizations...

The Hell of Good Intentions America s Foreign Policy Elite

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

Book Reviews

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy offers readers a persuasive explanation that aims to...

Turkey the U S Russia and the Syrian Civil War

Turkey, the U.S., Russia, and the Syrian Civil War

Commentaries

This commentary provides an analysis of the Turkey’s relations with the U.S. and Russia in the context of the Syrian civil war. Owing much to the...

A Three-level Analysis of Turkey s Crisis with the U

A Three-level Analysis of Turkey’s Crisis with the U.S.-led Order

Commentaries

Starting in 2013, Turkish-American relations have been undergoing one of the deepest and most alarming crises since the 1940s. Ankara, a NATO...

Strategic Failure How President Obama s Drone Warfare Defense Cuts

Strategic Failure: How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America

Book Reviews

Grand strategy is a blueprint that sets the path to foreign policy; more specifically, it reveals which foreign policy decisions should be taken...

The Lost Spring U S Policy in the Middle East

The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid

Book Reviews

The book under review is a work by American-Lebanese scholar Walid Phares, who specializes in Middle East politics. He has worked in different...

Why the Neutrality of Azerbaijan Is Important for the European

Why the Neutrality of Azerbaijan Is Important for the European Union

Commentaries

Fragile stability in the South Caucasus is hugely dependent on the neutrality or so-called balanced foreign policy course of the Republic of...

Chasing the Dream The Salman Doctrine and Saudi Arabia s

Chasing the Dream: The Salman Doctrine and Saudi Arabia’s Bid for Regional Dominance

Commentaries

Saudi Arabia’s massive air campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen initiated a major shift from the Kingdom’s traditional policy of restraint,...

The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey s

The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey’s Resistance

Commentaries

With the retreat of liberalism in the Western world and the US withdrawing on many global issues, the international system is undergoing serious...

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