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Beyond statism in security studies? Human agency and security in the Middle East
The omnipresence of statist assumptions in security studies renders the role played by human agency almost invisible. The aim of this article is to contest the statist commonsense still prevalent in security studies. The ...
Whose ‘Middle East’? Geopolitical inventions and practices of security
(Sage Publications Ltd., 2004)
Contesting those approaches that present the ‘Middle East’ as a region that ‘best fits the realist view of international politics’, this article submits that critical approaches are relevant to this part of the world as ...
What is the point about Sykes-Picot?
The Sykes–Picot Agreement (1916) became (in)famous once again following a tweet announcing a propaganda video by the group that call themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) declaring “the end of Sykes–Picot”. ...
Turkey's "new" foreign policy toward Eurasia
(Taylor & Francis, 2011)
Two geographers specializing in Turkey's international relations examine the reframing of foreign policy issues under the country's Justice and Development Party (JDP; also known by its Turkish acronym AKP), in power since ...
Alternative futures for the Middle East
(Pergamon Press, 2001)
This paper investigates alternative futures of security in the Middle East in an attempt to discover a path that could take the region from an insecure past to a more secure future. Looking at five scenarios about the ...