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The Stability of the November 10 Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

In July 2020, Armenia and Azerbaijan attacked each other in the shadow of their Nagorno-Karabakh dispute. The military casualties reached 7,630 on the Azerbaijani side[1], and 2,317 on the Armenian side[2] – which makes this recent conflict a war according to academic standards.[3] Reports also suggest that about 70,000 civilians in the Nagorno-Karabakh region wereContinue reading “The Stability of the November 10 Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh”

Understanding Turkish Foreign Policy: The Role of Qatar

Many experts have thus far labeled President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign policy direction as Neo-Ottomanism. They did so by observing the Erdogan administration’s pursuit of influence in the former Ottoman regions in the Middle East and North Africa (i.e. MENA) through soft power[1], coercive diplomacy and brute force. Nevertheless, Turkey’s partnership with Qatar casts doubtContinue reading “Understanding Turkish Foreign Policy: The Role of Qatar”

Rethinking About Trump’s Foreign Policy Agenda, 2016-2020

As D.J. Trump’s presidency approaches its end, a good mental exercise is to evaluate his foreign policy agenda. In this piece, I will concentrate on laying out the consequences of Trump’s foreign policy choices. In doing so, I will base my arguments on logically-driven and empirically corroborated foreign policy theories. I will do my bestContinue reading “Rethinking About Trump’s Foreign Policy Agenda, 2016-2020”

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