The rise of political movements centered around Islamic identity has proven to be one of the most complex challenges analytically and in terms of policymaking.
With the current popular revolutions in the Arab world the discourse of post-Islamism has attained a new momentum. Presented as a trailblazer of ‘post-Islamism,’ the AK Party in Turkey has been proffered as a model for Islamist movements in the region.
Co-Sponsored by SETA Foundation at Washington D.C., The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS), Ali Vural Ak Global Islamic Studies Center at George Mason University.
The headscarf ban in institutions of higher education in Turkey remains a highly debated and politicized issue.
Recent upheavals in the Middle East have already achieved significant changes in the “status quo.”
The June 12, 2011 election results will have implications for the drafting of a new civilian constitution as well as for Turkey’s democratization efforts.
On May 17, 2010, Iran, Turkey and Brazil signed a joint declaration referred to as the “Tehran Declaration” in an effort to achieve a breakthrough in nuclear negotiations with Iran.
The Middle East is experiencing political turmoil of historic significance. The recent events will likely prove to be the most significant moment of fundamental change since decolonization.
More than a year after the first flotilla, a second humanitarian aid flotilla is scheduled to set sail for Gaza on June 25, 2011.
Following the leak of the Palmer Report to the New York Times, Turkey declared that it considered the report null and reduced its diplomatic relations with Israel to the Second Secretary level.
The Foundation for Political, Economic, and Social Research (SETA) at Washington D.C. is proud to host His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a policy speech titled, “New Turkey and the New Middle East.”
US-Turkey bilateral trade relations have been somewhat imbalanced as most of the bilateral trade has been based on defense related purchases on Turkey’s part.
With modern Turkey approaching its 100th anniversary in 2023, Turkey appears headed in neither an Islamist nor a Kemalist direction.
The political turmoil and violence in Syria seems virtually irreversible. The Assad regime has failed to respond to international calls to end the violence. Prospects for a peaceful transition seem bleaker every passing day.
The twin vetoes by Russia and China on the UNSC draft resolution on Syria, described as having “no teeth,” have analysts pondering what the next stage of the conflict might be.
The role of social media during the Arab Revolutions is often debated with strong emphasis on the particular techniques and technologies available to dissidents and the general public.
Turkey’s actions have long been interpreted through the lens of Western perceptions as a result of Turkey’s NATO membership and EU integration process.
Just a few days ahead of the presidential elections, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the Parliament must be dissolved.
There is a broad range of expectations from President Obama’s second term. Those who expect a dramatically different Middle East policy in his second term cite the unsustainability of the cautious involvement of the first term. Others argue that the US involvement will continue to be highly risk-averse.
Young Scholars on Turkey Conference 2013 was held at the National Press on February 5, 2013.
Turkey’s democratization process over the past decade has been the subject of much debate. Many studies identify external dynamics such as Turkey’s EU membership negotiations as main drivers of democratic progress.
This event examined the multidimensional relations between Turkey, the United States, and the European Union.
The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C. is proud to host His Excellency Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for a policy speech titled, “Change in the Middle East and Search for a New Global Order.”
Turkey has experienced various population movements in history. It has been a country of immigration and emigration and a host country for asylum seekers as well.
The Syrian conflict continues to pose one of the most formidable challenges to the United States, Turkey, regional powers and the broader international community.
The SETA Foundation at Washington DC hosted a private roundtable discussion with H. E. Bülent Arınç, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey.
Turkey is gearing up for local elections in March 2014 and presidential elections in the summer. While the government continues to pursue a “settlement process” in the decades old Kurdish question, it has been shaken by corruption allegations in December.
Young Scholars on Turkey Conference 2014 was held at the Holeman Lounge, The National Press Club.
Nearly three years after the start of the uprising against the Assad regime, the Syrian crisis appears nowhere near an end. Having produced enormous human costs as well as humanitarian and security challenges, the conflict continues to destabilize the region.
Turkey is entering an election cycle with three upcoming races. Municipal elections on March 30th and the presidential election in August will be followed by parliamentary elections in 2015.