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Turkish Foreign Policy and the Middle Eastern Order

INTRODUCTION Normalization and reset define the contemporary politics of the Middle East and Türkiye’s policy towards the region. The China-brokered Saudi-Iran deal,1 the resolution of the intra-Gulf crisis, and the thaw in Türkiye’s relations with the Arab Gulf states reflect this trend. This new period is driven by the unpredictability

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The West Will Pay a Heavy Price for Expending Its Credibility on Israel

Israeli occupation is not limited to Palestine. The response from western elites to Israel’s ongoing massacre in Gaza shows how Tel Aviv is also occupying the mindsets of American and European leaders.  Beyond setting up colonies on Palestinian lands, Israel has gone further, establishing political settlements in western capitals.  These moves have met


West’s Israel Quagmire

How do we account for the steadfast and unwavering Western support for Israel, which has long transcended fanaticism? Be it labeled a conspiracy theory or a simplistic explanation, three theories have consistently surfaced over the years. Initially, there’s the notion that Israel serves as a form of redemption for the


Is The Khashoggi Murder Being Forgotten?

It’s been more than 100 days since Jamal Khashoggi’s horrendous murder took place at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. A death squad committed the crime, and then reported “mission accomplished” to their bosses in Riyadh. Most were imprisoned to save the real culprits. From the outset, Turkey pushed hard to reveal those


Washington’s History of Surrealpolitik in the Middle East

US policy in the Middle East has a long history of repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results. Although each new US administration ignites new hopes, we have seen the same results for decades. Washington’s foreign policy – frequently contextualised in the labyrinths of American hegemony, great power competition

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