June 4, 2018

Why Jerusalem is not the “Red Line”?

It was a shock for most of the world when the United States’ President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Most notably was […]
May 23, 2018

تحالفات المعارضة التركية: إسقاط "أردوغان" مهما كلف الثمن

لا يبدو أن المعركة القادمة للرئيس التركي رجب طيب أردوغان سوف تكون مجرد نزهة كسابقاتها. الرجل الأقوى في البلاد الذي حافظ على سلطته بشكل غير منقطع […]
March 26, 2018

نهاية الأحلام الكردية: ماذا بعد عفرين؟

تجري رياح المعارك الأخيرة شمال سوريا على ما لا تتمناه سفن القوى والميليشات الكردية. سيطرت تركيا على مدينة عفرين وريفها بعد معارك استمرت لأكثر من شهر […]
February 28, 2018

Whither Turkey? The Old, the New and the Not-So-New in 2018

Like a typical adolescent, bent on asserting his phallic worth through projecting raw force right and left – thereby creating a constant scene – Turkey would […]
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 […]
December 9, 2017

US-Turkish Relationship: A Quest for Holy MacGuffin?

The election of Donald Trump had perked up Turkey’s hope for a more favorable engagement with the United States after a difficult and rancorous relationship with […]
August 16, 2017

Turkish Opposition’s Antaeus Moment?

In the polarized Turkish political field, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been the only formidable player to have its way in changing the […]
June 27, 2017

Turkey Tightrope Walking in the Gulf Region: Another Embarrassing Fall?

The ongoing crisis in the Gulf Region between the Saudi-led trio and Qatar that came in the wake of Donald Trump’s ‘orb diplomacy’ has presented yet […]
May 4, 2017

Post-Referendum Turkey: Prognostics

The denouement of the Turkish referendum melodrama, which has seen the ruling party’s proposal to change the country’s political system from parliamentary to presidential approved by […]
April 10, 2017

Turkish Foreign Policy Under the AKP Rule: The Limited Role of Turkey in Lebanon

ABSTRACT During the last decade, Turkish foreign policy exhibited a heightened interest in the Middle East thereby inaugurating a sharp departure from a long foreign policy […]