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Jul 19, 2022, 1:03 PM
Peaceful and Armed: Axis of Abraham as New Markets for Israeli Arms
As predictably, I chose the title in reference to the movie "Fast and Furious". When we scrape the veneer of the "new Middle East" narrative, which points to the emergence of a peaceful order with the Abraham Accords, a...
Jan 21, 2022, 8:07 AM
Good for America, Bad for Turkey: Intellectual Paradoxes of Russia Policies
Turkish-Russian relations have experienced quite problematic times throughout history. The leading role of the Russian Empire, especially in the disintegration process of the Ottoman Empire, heavily determines the decision-making processes of the founding leaders of the republic and even...
Sep 29, 2021, 1:16 PM
Last Call for “a Coffee”: Reviving the Turco-Israeli Order
Under the changing conditions of the international and regional systems, new partnerships naturally would fruit. With the slow but noisy withdrawal of the US, regional order became a hot topic to discuss. In its latest move, the Afghanistan case...
Sep 25, 2021, 9:57 AM
The Middle Easternization of Greece is Potential Threat to European Values
In the previous decade, we have witnessed the engagement attempts of Greece to the Middle East. In numerous topics, mostly the political, military and energy sectors, Greece has emerged as a new player in the region. Up to these...
May 24, 2020, 10:30 AM
No Israeli Gains in Partnership with the Greeks
Israel and the Greeks have close cooperation for a while. The scope of their friendship varies from the pipeline projects in the Eastern Mediterranean to military exercises along the region. However, Israel’s gains are too constricted from such kind...
Feb 22, 2020, 9:33 PM
Rereading geopolitics of Israel: Iran-Oman-Libya triangle
Major changes in the region have made it necessary to re-evaluate the geopolitics of Israel. The murder of Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, the death of Oman’s longtime ruler Qaboos bin Said al Said and Turkey gaining patronage...
Oct 24, 2017, 4:36 AM
Israel: a regional hegemon?
Answer will be short: Sure. Let me explain how. First, what does it mean to be a hegemon? Grants a classy position for a state? Something to show the degree of power? In short, if you succeed to sell out your ideas...
Jun 9, 2016, 4:08 PM
Turkey-Israel relations are ok, but what about Palestine? Will it be normalized?
There are developments regarding Turkey-Israel relations as the steps have been taken towards normalization. After the Mavi Marmara attack in 2010,relations between the two countries were lowered to the second secretary level which is the lowest diplomatic level. However,...
Apr 28, 2016, 3:36 PM
Axis between Israel-Greece-Southern Cyprus (?)
Sudden changes in the regional conjuncture lead to new alliances and position taking. States try to balance their deteriorating relations with new ones and somehow maintain regional cooperation. Within this context, rupture in Turkey-Israel relations contributes to the visibility...
Dec 22, 2015, 5:22 AM
Current Opportunities in Turkey-Israel Relations
Turkey-Israel relations are about to go through a new phase with several recent developments. Expectations have significantly increased within the last couple of days that the relations, which deteriorated with the strident monologue at Davos and especially Mavi Marmara...
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