The 19th Issue of The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development is Out Now!

The 19th issue of the rest: journal of politics and development is out now. Download the issue here… TABLE OF CONTENTS Research Articles Turkish AK Parti’s Posture towards the 2003 War in Iraq: The Impact of Religion amid Security Concerns By Alberto Gasparetto Nigeria and the Great Powers: The Impacts of…

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Book Review: America in Afghanistan: Foreign Policy and Decision Making from Bush to Obama to Trump

Sharifullah Dorani America in Afghanistan: Foreign Policy and Decision Making from Bush to Obama to Trump (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2019, ISBN: 978-7845-3998-6, 317 pp., £85) As mostly compared to the Vietnam War, America’s Afghanistan War has been profound both regarding the foreign policy of America in general…

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Book Review: Small Wars, Big Data

Eli Berman, Joseph H. Felter, and Jacob N. Shapiro Small Wars, Big Data (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-691-17707-6, 386 pp., $ 29.95) In the intentions of the authors, Small Wars, Big Data, is aimed to address the complex issue of civil or intrastate wars and their…

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Book Review: A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy

Joel Mokyr (ed.) A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-691-18096-0, 417 pp., $22.95) This book’s primary aim is to discover the reasons why early modern Europe, as it was at that period, became very receptive to novel ideas, theories…

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Intellectual Capital in Islamic Banking Sector: Evidence from Turkey

Hakan Uslu, PhD*  * Lecturer at Adiyaman University & Area Editor of Applied Economics at CESRAN International, UK, huslu@adiyaman.edu.tr, hakan.uslu@cesran.org.  the rest | volume 10 | number 1 | winter 2020 ABSTRACT  The Islamic banking sector has experienced a rapid development both in Muslim and non-Muslim geographies. In this study,…

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Rethinking Key Drivers of Turkey’s Immigration Policies in the Wake of the 2016 Turkey -European Union Immigration Deal

Israel Nyaburi Nyadera* & Billy Agwanda** * PhD student at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, inyadera@gmail.com ** Graduate student at Istanbul Commerce University. the rest | volume 10 | number 1 | winter 2020 ABSTRACT Turkey’s immigration policies have experienced several changes over the last century. The 2016 agreement between Turkey…

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Nigeria and the Great Powers: The Impacts of the Boko Haram Terrorism on Nigeria’s Foreign Relations

Sunday Omotuyi, PhD* & Modesola Vic. Omotuyi** * Lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, omotuyis@oauife.edu.ng ** Doctoral student at Obafemi Awolowo University. the rest | volume 10 | number 1 | winter 2020 ABSTRACT This paper argues that two incidents in the terrorism of Boko Haram primarily attracted the attention of…

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Turkish AK Parti’s Posture towards the 2003 War in Iraq – The Impact of Religion amid Security Concerns

Alberto Gasparetto, PhD* * The Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, University of Padua. alberto.gasparetto@gmail.com the rest | volume 10 | number 1 | winter 2020 ABSTRACT This paper focuses on Turkey’s foreign policymakers’ attitudes in the context of the 2003 US decision to wage war against Iraq….

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The 18th Issue of The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development is Out Now!

The 18th issue of the rest: journal of politics and development is out now. Download the issue here… TABLE OF CONTENTS Research Articles The Foreign Policy Decision Making Approaches and Their Applications Case Study: Bush, Obama and Trump’s Decision Making towards Afghanistan and the Region By Sharifullah Dorani Evaluating the Explanatory…

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Book Review: The Invention of Religion: Faith and Covenant in the Book of Exodus

Jan Assman The Invention of Religion: Faith and Covenant in the Book of Exodus (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780-691-15708-5, 392 pp., £ 29.95) Of all the stories told in the Hebrew Bible, the story of Exodus has had the greatest impact in terms of both the message it…

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