Middle East Studies

Türkiye as a Stabilizing Power in an Age of Turmoil

Author: 

Altun, Fahrettin, Professor

Credentials: 

Professor Fahrettin Altun has served as Turkey’s communications director since July 25, 2018. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1976, he holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Istanbul University and a master’s degree in sociology from Mimar Sinan University. Altun received his doctorate from Istanbul University in 2006 with the thesis “A Comparative Analysis of McLuhan and Baudrillard’s Media Theories.” Altun was a visiting researcher at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City in 2002-2003. He was a member of the founding academic board of Istanbul Şehir University and a founding coordinator of the School of Communication. He chaired the Department of Communication at Istanbul Şehir University between 2008 and 2014. Altun proceeded to teach sociology at Istanbul Medeniyet University between 2015 and 2017. Altun was the general coordinator of SETA Istanbul and deputy general coordinator of the SETA Foundation in 2014-2018, while also serving as dean of the School of Communication at Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul. In addition to serving as editor-in-chief of Kriter, a monthly magazine, Altun contributed as a commentator to TRT 1’s “Enine Boyuna” and “Dışa Bakış” on TRT Haber and wrote a column for the newspapers Sabah and Daily Sabah. Having previously hosted the show “Ayrıntı” on TRT 2 and TRT Haber, he worked as an editor with the publishers Yöneliş and Küre, as an editor-in-chief at the magazine Anlayış, and a columnist at the newspaper Akşam. Altun has authored the book The Theory of Modernization, and is a co-author of The Triumph of Turkish Democracy: The July 15 Coup Attempt and Its Aftermath, The Origins of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Strategy, Press Freedom in Turkey: Myths and Facts, and Media on July 15, which were published by SETA.

More than three decades after the Cold War, international institutions have yet to cope with pressing problems, emerging challenges, and regional and international conflicts. Against the backdrop of an unraveling international order, deepening humanitarian crises, and an uptick in violence, Turkey, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s leadership, has advocated international cooperation to find solutions. At the same time, the country has adopted a more proactive foreign policy with an eye toward ending long-standing international disputes while avoiding the trap of unilateralism.

Release Date: 
December 30, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680537581 Hardcover
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
158
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Russia, Chechnya, and the West, 2000–2006

Author: 

Zakaev, Akhmed, Former Prime Minister-in-Exile of Chechnya

Translator:
Arch Tait, Ph.D.

Market: 
International Relations, History, War Studies, Russia, Russian Politics, Chechnya, Terrorism, Caucasus Studies, Middle East Studies, War on Terror, Vladimir Putin
Release Date: 
March 1, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680532715 Hardcover
Price: 
$59.95
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Within Tweeting Distance: How States Use Twitter Diplomacy

Author: 

Suwwan, Noor

Credentials: 

She graduated from Jordan’s University of Science and Technology. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Wollongong, in Dubai, and a postgraduate degree in communications and marketing from the University of Middlesex in Dubai.

One of the most peculiar byproducts of media globalization is the creation of audiences close by but out of reach, and far away but within reach. Within Tweeting Distance is a study of one of the most compelling emerging subfields at the crossroads of the fields of international relations and communications: Twitter Diplomacy. Noor Suwwan’s groundbreaking new book proposes a new theoretical classification framework for Twitter Diplomacy and applies it to four Arab state-actors.

Market: 
International Relations, Middle East, Communications, Computer Science, Information Technology, Social Media, Twitter
Release Date: 
December 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532838 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
112
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Voices of Freedom: The Middle East and North Africa

Author: 

Dennis, Mark, Professor of East Asian Religions, Texas Christian University and Rima Abunasser, Instructor in English, Texas Christian University

Voices of Freedom: The Middle East and North Africa showcases essays from activists, journalists, novelists, and scholars whose areas of expertise include free speech, peace and reconciliation, alterity-otherness, and Middle Eastern and North African religions and literatures.

Market: 
Politics, Religion, Middle East, Arab Spring, Developing World, Literature
Release Date: 
October 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532548 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of International Oil Politics: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies (Paperback)

Author: 

Gassanly, Murad PhD, Cardiff University

Credentials: 

City Councillor, City of Westminster (London)

A History of International Oil Politics is both an argument for multi-theoretical pluralism and a proposal for a theory-synergetic approach in international relations. Murad Gassanly, a distinguished international relations scholar and rising British politician, explores how international relations paradigms could be utilized in approaching the vital field of international oil politics, specifically historical issues of international energy politics and comparative case studies of energy transmission networks – the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline and the Southern Gas Corridor.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, Energy Politics, Social Science Theory, International Relations Theory, Oil Politics, History
Release Date: 
December 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539448 Paperback
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
337
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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To Tell the Truth: Fifty Years of Politics in the Promised Land

Author: 

Kuhrt, David

Credentials: 

Author of "Wittgenstein the Tartar", and "The Trojan War Has Not Been Won"

This collection of essays reflect the prolific philosopher David Kuhrt’s prescient thesis that subjectivity can be bypassed, thereby exploding the myth of positivist philosophy. In bypassing intuition with abstract ideas, “science,” as we have described it, has informed the notion of Western imperialism in the Middle East, from the dogmatic Christianity of the medieval Papacy through transnational corporate investment today.

Market: 
Philosophy, Religion, Middle East, International Relations, East-West Relations, Middle East Politics, Positivism, Subjectivism, Israel, Arab-Israeli Conflict
Release Date: 
July 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532128 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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America, Russia, and the Birth of Modern Greece

Author: 

Michalopoulos, Dimitris, Ph.D.

Book CoverIn 1806 an anonymous Greek book called for a republican government, patterned upon that of the young United States, to be established in Greece, then long the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The “Americanization” of Greece presupposed independence.

Market: 
Political Science, American Studies, International Relations, Nationalism, Identity Studies, History, European History, Mediterranean Studies, Russia, Greece, Revolution, Ottoman Empire, Middle East
Release Date: 
September 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539424 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of International Oil Politics: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies

Author: 

Gassanly, Murad PhD, Cardiff University

Credentials: 

City Councillor, City of Westminster (London)

A History of International Oil Politics is both an argument for multi-theoretical pluralism and a proposal for a theory-synergetic approach in international relations. Murad Gassanly, a distinguished international relations scholar and rising British politician, explores how international relations paradigms could be utilized in approaching the vital field of international oil politics, specifically historical issues of international energy politics and comparative case studies of energy transmission networks – the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline and the Southern Gas Corridor.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, Energy Politics, Social Science Theory, International Relations Theory, Oil Politics, History
Release Date: 
June 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532319 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
337
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Next Stop, Tehran: The Neoconservative Campaign For War in Iran

Author: 

Davis, Rohan, Ph.D. RMIT University in Melbourne

Credentials: 

Author of Western Imaginings: The Intellectual Contest to Define Wahhabism

As the beating drums within the United States for a war with Iran grow louder, it is important, now more than ever, to understand precisely how and why neo-conservatives have chosen to orchestrate a sustained and coordinated campaign for a U.S. attack on Iran, or short of that, support an Israeli strike against the Islamic Republic's nuclear technology facilities. This campaign is aimed at convincing U.S.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Middle East Studies, Jewish Studies, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Iran, Islamic Studies, War Studies, Neo-Conservatism, American Politics, Interest Groups, Nuclear Policy
Release Date: 
February 20, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532296 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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R)evolution: Security Challenges Past and Present

Author: 

Kent, Neil, University of Cambridge; Irina du Quenoy, Georgetown University (Editors)

This collection of essays comprises a series of think-pieces about the security challenges of the present, both in the realm of cyberspace and otherwise, with a particular consideration of the promise and possible negative effects of new digital technologies. French military academy instructor Gérard de Boisboissel considers the contemporary digital transformation of his country’s military and proposes ways to ensure its maximum effectiveness.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, War Studies, Technology Studies, Military Policy, Middle East Studies, War Studies, Cyber Security, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign Policy, France, Israel, Internet Studies
Release Date: 
March 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531251 Hardcover
Price: 
$189.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
68
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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