January 17, 2018

The New Israel: Netanyahu’s Transformational Strategies

The gatekeepers of the “democratic old Israel” are engaged in a fierce battle against the Israeli Prime minister’s vision for the future of the Jewish state. […]
January 2, 2018

صناعة هوية: فهم تركيا من خلال مسلسلاتها التاريخية

لا تكفي النظريات والتحليلات السياسية لفهم سياسات بلد ما. هذه الاختصاصات العلمية ضرورية بطبيعة الحال، إلا أن الاعتماد عليها حصراً ينتج قصوراً في فهم هوية الشعوب […]
October 7, 2017

Who Will Rule Gaza in the Future?

By Jimmy Mattar and Ramy Jabbour Following the latest regional crisis between leading members of the GCC and Qatar, as well as the new political document […]
March 14, 2017

The Writhing of the Battered Pharaoh: Egypt’s Geopolitical State

In the last three months Egypt has intensified its diplomatic rapprochement with upstream Nile African countries. It hosted heads of state from Eritrea, Djibouti, South Sudan […]
January 25, 2017

Reviving the Ottoman Language: a Complicated “Religious” Mission

The ascendency of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to power in the early 2000’s has ushered in seismic shifts in Turkish economic, political, cultural and […]
December 9, 2016

The Supreme Mind, Genies and the Dollar Bill: Turkey and Conspiracy Theories

The proclivity for conspiracy theories in the Middle East is universal. A cursory survey of any average media outlet presents a legion of examples of automatic […]
November 15, 2016

The Reasoning behind the Trump Phenomenon

Elie Al Hindy & Jasmin Lilian Diab Background: Amidst controversy, Trump won the elections in a landslide victory over Clinton, 232 to 306 Electoral College votes, […]
October 4, 2016

Turkey and Russia: An Alliance or a Gimmick?

On the 28th of September 2016, the Kremlin announced that preparations were under way for President Vladimir Putin to visit Turkey in October, a further sign […]
August 2, 2016

The Kurdish Genie in the Iranian Bottle

By and large, Iranian Kurds have been relatively remote from the vortex of Kurdish armed struggle for independence in spite of the fact that modern Kurdish […]
July 14, 2016

Turkey-Israel Relations: A Troubled Marriage