Publications

Tribe and Tribal Ideology in Arabian Gulf States Foreign Policy Making: a Case Study of the Qatar Crisis

Largely unacknowledged in the international media, the blockade against Qatar, led by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt has been in place since...

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...

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...

Iran-Saudi Arabia Tension Between Conflict of National Interests and Sectarian Polarization

The chain of events that has started with the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on 2 January 2016 by Saudi Arabia led Iran to cut its diplomatic...

Eu’s Water Framework Directive Implementation in Turkey: The Draft National Implemen

Turkey is conducting accession negotiations with the European Union (EU), since 2005. Environment constitutes one of the significant Chapters in...

Is the Qatar-Iraq-Turkey-Europe Natural Gas Pipeline Project Feasible?

The European Union (EU) is an important natural gas consumer, located far from the countries producing natural gas. With an increased dependence on...