“When philosophy paints its grey in grey, a shape of life has grown old, and it cannot be rejuvenated, but only recognized, by the grey in grey of philosophy; the owl of Minevra begins its flight with the onset of dusk.” (Georg Hegel)  Immediately after Hamit Bozarslan published his “Political Sociology of the Middle East” […]Read more "Analysis vs. Prediction: Before and After the Arab Spring"
We are living at a time when the distinction between the domestic and foreign realms of politics has not merely blurred, but has abolished altogether. While Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s harsh critique of Israel on its existential Palestinian issue on a global platform led to an immediate rise in the domestic support base […]Read more "“Turkey as a Rising Power” Put to the Test"
In association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), the Association of Researchers on the Middle East and Africa (ORDAF) organized an international conference in Istanbul on June 23, 2012 on the African Nomads known as the Tuaregs. Although they are the ancient and principal inhabitants of the […]Read more "Uncharted Territory: Understanding the Tuaregs"