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THE RISE AND FALL OF ISIS: REGIONAL DYNAMICS AND GLOBAL AMBITIONS

THE RISE AND FALL OF ISIS: REGIONAL DYNAMICS AND GLOBAL AMBITIONS

upa-admin Mart 7, 2018 1

Is it the end of DAESH (ISIS)? It is difficult to see how the group could return after the recapturing of Raqqa and Mosul, but the quick rise and apparent fall of ISIS has

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QATAR CRISIS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

QATAR CRISIS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

upa-admin Temmuz 23, 2017 0

More than a month after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt imposed an embargo on Qatar over its support for terrorism, the tiny Gulf state is lonelier, but just as wealthy

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CHANGING GEOPOLITICAL CONDITIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: IRAN ELECTION AND TRUMP’S VISIT

CHANGING GEOPOLITICAL CONDITIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: IRAN ELECTION AND TRUMP’S VISIT

upa-admin Haziran 18, 2017 0

Experts are analyzing the outcome of the Presidential election in Iran, with main emphasis made on possible geopolitical repercussions of Hassan Rouhani’s re-election. Some of them say Rouhani’s assuming the second term means Iran

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VEILING IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

VEILING IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

upa-admin Ekim 20, 2016 0

Veiling and its legal status in the constitutional order has always been an important political issue in the Islamic world. While in pro-secular countries like Turkey, Islamic veiling was prevented by the state via

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TURKISH SOLDIER IN SYRIA: INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT TO HEAVY OFFENSIVE AGAINST TERRORISM

TURKISH SOLDIER IN SYRIA: INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT TO HEAVY OFFENSIVE AGAINST TERRORISM

upa-admin Eylül 21, 2016 0

The Syrian crisis is full of surprises. Big nations of the world and the region actively interfere with the situation in that country. Truth be told, today Syria resembles a quagmire. This country has

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SOFT POWER IN MIDDLE EAST: THE INVISIBLE SKIRMISH

SOFT POWER IN MIDDLE EAST: THE INVISIBLE SKIRMISH

upa-admin Ağustos 9, 2016 0

The Middle East remains of a major geostrategic importance. Global powers found in the recent developments an opportunity to chart their way into the region; sending troops and reinforcements, rebuilding alliances and restoring old

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OMAN: A PEACEFUL OASIS IN A FLAMING REGION

OMAN: A PEACEFUL OASIS IN A FLAMING REGION

upa-admin Mayıs 21, 2016 0

In a fractious, unstable region rife with conflicts, one country appears to be unscathed. It is telling that Oman emerged not only intact from the ramifications of the Arab Spring, but also shied away

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Was the Turkish Model replaced by an Iranian Role?

Was the Turkish Model replaced by an Iranian Role?

upa-admin Mart 8, 2016 1

Since 2003, Turkey has appeared as a valuable asset for global powers to invest in and as a leading actor in a region long described as sluggish towards democratic transformations. However, with the advent

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DIVISIONS IN ISLAM AND CURRENT SECTARIAN TENSIONS

DIVISIONS IN ISLAM AND CURRENT SECTARIAN TENSIONS

upa-admin Ocak 19, 2016 0

Following the execution of Shiite Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia, sectarian conflicts and tensions in Islam are now more widely spoken. Recent Saudi Arabia-Islamic Republic of Iran rivalry and the power struggles between

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PUTIN: “WE DO NOT CLAIM THE ROLE OF A SUPERPOWER”

PUTIN: “WE DO NOT CLAIM THE ROLE OF A SUPERPOWER”

upa-admin Ocak 19, 2016 0

BILD: Mr President, 25 years ago, we celebrated the end of the Cold War. Now we have just had a year of more crises and wars than ever before. What went so horribly wrong

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