• Turkey’s Fight Against ISIS

    REPORT

    Turkey, due to its geographical position neighbouring Syria and Iraq and the long land border it shares with them, has been a country affected by radicalisation of different actors and terrorist attacks carried out by them to a great extent. As a...

  • Historical Turkish Presence in Jordan and Related Communities

    REPORT

    Turkish presence in the region ranging from Morocco to Afghanistan which is today called the Middle East can be traced back to the Umayyad era. In 674 AD, Ubeydullah bin Ziyad, who was the governor of Khorasan, set out from Bukhara with his army of...

  • Why is there an Ever-Growing Opposition Towards the Sisi Regime in Egypt?

    OPINION

    There are two major reasons for the increasing discontent towards the Sisi regime. First, Egyptians and the international community believe that the Sisi regime is moving country to a more authoritarian stance. The second reason for this increasing...

  • Peace to Prosperity or Peace for Jared Kushner?

    OPINION

    Although the real motivation of the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop was presented to be a solution for the Palestine-Israel conflict, its main purpose was to prepare a political venue by which Israel’s occupation policies can be...

  • Election of Nechirvan Barzani as the President of KRG and its Implications

    POLICY BRIEF

    Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Vice President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Nechirvan Barzani took the vote of 68 out of 81 members of the 111-membered KRG parliament on 28 May, and ascended to the...

  • US-Iran Conflict and its Implications on Iraq

    OPINION

    US-Iran tension has recently become the main topic of international politics. US President Donald Trump pointed out to this phenomenon during the election campaign before he became president. He did not express much of his views on foreign policy...

  • Is there an Emirati agenda for Turkey?

    OPINION

    Espionage Case On 19th April, two intelligence operatives -who claimed to be working for the UAE- have been detained in Istanbul. The Turkish National Intelligence and the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office conducted the operation. The...

  • Qatar Crisis Enters Third Year: Dim Prospects for Dispute Resolution

    POLICY BRIEF

    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis that erupted in May/June 2017 is about to enter its third year. Realistically, an end to this emotional dispute appears nowhere in sight. There are no signs that the parties are anywhere closer to resolving...

  • A Difficult Test for The Iraqi Government: Discussions Over Federal Region in Basra

    OPINION

    Basra, which is one of the most controversial cities in Iraq lately, once again became the main topic of conversation with the Basra Provincial Council voting on April 2nd 2019 to demand the creation of a federal district and fuelling heated...

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Why is there an Ever-Growing Opposition Towards the Sisi Regime in Egypt?

There are two major reasons for the increasing discontent towards the Sisi regime. First, Egyptians and the international community believe that...

Peace to Prosperity or Peace for Jared Kushner?

Although the real motivation of the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop was presented to be a solution for the Palestine-Israel conflict,...

US-Iran Conflict and its Implications on Iraq

US-Iran tension has recently become the main topic of international politics. US President Donald Trump pointed out to this phenomenon during the...

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Election of Nechirvan Barzani as the President of KRG and its Implications

Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Vice President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Nechirvan Barzani took...

Qatar Crisis Enters Third Year: Dim Prospects for Dispute Resolution

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis that erupted in May/June 2017 is about to enter its third year. Realistically, an end to this emotional...

Christchurch Terror Attack, Brenton Tarrant’s Manifesto and the New Face of Terrorism

The terror attack carried out by Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand on March 15 has claimed the lives of 49 Muslims as of the time of writing at Al...

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The State of the Gulf Cooperatıon Council: From Loose Integration to Deep Fragmentation

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has shown certain signs of “loosening integration and deep...

Middle East Strategic Alliance and “Arab NATO” Discussions

Founded in 1945, the Arab League is considered to be one of the historical pioneers of the MESA structure. While the League of Arab States varies...

Khashoggi 's Death and its Repercussions on the Saudi Position With Turkey

The Saudi-Turkish relations have fluctuated between durability and deterioration, partnership and competition. As there are good relations in...