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State and Government in Ibn Khaldun’s Thought

Ibn Khaldun is the North African thinker and statesman who lived in the 14th century and laid the foundations of historiosophy, sociology and economics. Even though the term “sociology” is firstly used by the 19th century thinker Auguste Comte -who is accepted as the founder of sociology by Western sources-, Ibn Khaldun has initiated sociology

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Lebanon Needs a New Start

BY JAVIER SOLANA Lebanon is mired in its most serious crisis since the 1975-90 civil war, and the recent explosion in Beirut is just the tip of the iceberg. Any hope the country might have of rising from its ashes will lie, as in Tunisia, in allowing local voices to ring loud and dynamic social

Iran

Israel and the UAE Just Made Peace. Is It About Iran—Or Turkey?

Turkey, Qatar, and U.S. domestic politics loom just as large as the Islamic Republic in the Middle Eastern powers’ decision to normalize relations. by Matthew Petti   Israel will establish diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates and hold off on the U.S.-backed plan to annex part of the Palestinian territories, all three countries announced

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Conflict With Small Powers Derails U.S. Foreign Policy

The Case for Strategic Discipline By Michael Singh Over the past decade, U.S. policymakers have argued for a renewed focus on great-power competition. The primary threats facing the United States, they suggest, are powerful states with global reach that seek to counter both American interests and the international order that safeguards them. But American foreign

Iraq

Turkey’s Cross-Border Raids Cannot Defeat PKK But May Turn Up Heat On Uncooperative Iraq

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 19th June, 2020) Turkey launched another cross-border offensive on Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq this week despite protests from Baghdad, which fears that Ankara will continue expanding its military footprint in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region. The stated goal of the air-and-land raids is to roll back the outlawed Kurdistan

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When the CIA Interferes in Foreign Elections

A Modern-Day History of American Covert Action By David Shimer This article taken from www.foreignaffairs.com Russian President Vladimir Putin tends to respond to questions about his government’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election with a mix of denials and countercharges. It is the United States, he alleged in June 2017, that “all over the world

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DEEP SEA RIVALS: EUROPE, TURKEY, AND NEW EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CONFLICT LINES

The eastern Mediterranean is becoming ever more perilous as geopolitical fault lines steadily enmesh the region. These rifts emerge from the Cyprus ‘frozen conflict’, competition for valuable gas fields, and the increasingly entangled wars in Libya and Syria. Overview: Fear and loathing in the Eastern Mediterranean Asli Aydıntaşbaş Julien Barnes-Dacey Cinzia Bianco Hugh Lovatt Tarek

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TURKEY AND COVID-19: DON’T FORGET REFUGEES

Find below an Article written by Kemal Kirişçi and Murat Erdoğan and published at brookings.edu;   It has been more than a month since the first COVID-19 case was detected in Turkey. Since then, the number of cases has shot up significantly, placing Turkey among the top 10 countries worldwide in terms of cases. Government efforts have