The Tragedy of the Middle East



The failure of peace processes in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: the clash of Arab nationalism and Zionism
Demirel, İpek; Boztemur, Recep; Department of Middle East Studies (2006)
This thesis aims at analyzing the reasons for the insoluble nature of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The reasons behind the continuation of the conflict are various. However, this thesis mainly concentrated on the ones stemmed from the clash of Arab nationalism and Zionism. This clash basically represents the failure of both sides in making any concession from their territorial attachments which resulted from Arab nationalism and Zionism. Though both nationalisms were constructed on the same founding fac...
The sustainability crisis of Alevis
Tol, Uğraş Ulaş; Özçoban Üstüner, Fahriye; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2009)
One of the important agendas of Turkey in the 2000s has been the “Alevi Revival”. The subject of this thesis, which claims that Alevis are in a search of identity rather than in a period of revival, is the sustainability crisis of the Alevis. Aleviness which has not been mentioned in the political sphere before has now turned into frequently spoken phenomenon. In this “Open Aleviness” period Alevis felt themselves more free and relieved and with this sense they started to claim more rights and freedoms. The...
The Dark Side of European Integration. Social Foundations and Cultural Determinants of the Rise of Radical Right Movements in Contemporary Europe
Torun, Zerrin (2017-01-01)
The emergence and rise of Isis
Helvalı, Nuran; Göçer Akder, Derya; Department of Middle East Studies (2020)
This thesis research will investigate an in-depth study of the ISIS. The purpose of this study is to provide a general literature review of ISIS’s history, ideology, politics and military movements in local, regional and international dimensions. It was also aimed to locate it in other Islamist movements and find out the interaction of its movements with the international interventions. The main research question of the thesis was the how ISIS emerged and rose other in the region. The analysis of this study...
The myth of profit-shifting trade policies
Koska, Ahmet Onur; Staehler, Frank (2016-03-01)
Since Dixit (1984), it is well accepted that a home country's best policy is to ban imports in an oligopolistic market if the resulting monopoly has a cost advantage over imports. This note (i) provides a formal proof and (ii) extends this result to symmetric firms. When domestic instruments are available, the optimal policy in a non-cooperative game is to subsidize local production such that it completely replaces imports. This policy is also globally first-best. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
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O. F. Tanrısever, “The Tragedy of the Middle East,” COMPARATIVE SOCIOLOGY, pp. 497–498, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: