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Vol 1. No. 1 Vol 1. No. 1

The first issue is published on 17th July, 2021.

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A Critical Approach about Democratic Peace Theory: Cultural or Systemic Democratization?


This article suggests that the democratic peace theory made a mistake in its Kant readings. To argue this suggestion, this paper is organized as follows. Firstly, an unheeded dimension of Kantian philosophy about the democratization process of states and societies will be introduced. Secondly, the connections between the democratic peace theory and Kant will be revisited in terms of this unheeded dimension. The aim of this section is to prepare the discussion on the failure of Democratic Peace Theory on Kant. Thirdly, the empirical analysis based on three difference and wide datasets which are World Governance Indicators 2016, the Uppsala Conflict Database Program 2016 (UCDP), and Polity IV. The concluding remarks will summarize how the democratic peace theory misread Kant.

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A Critical Approach on International Military Coalitions: The Case of Israel's Inclusion to CENTCOM

By Hursit DINGIL

This paper develops a critical approach on the relative significance of regionalism as an explanatory framework and examines what kind of developments have occurred harming this relative significance. For this purpose, it closely looks at the relationship between international military coalitions and their regional partners. The main argument of this paper is this relationship will harm the regional alliances, and indirectly the regional peace stability. Even though the international military coalitions say their main goal is to make the peaceful environment stabilized, this paper suggests that the actual result may be an increase in the lack of confidence between regional countries. This lack of confidence will also harm the regional peace stability in reverse to the aim of international military coalitions. This result can be called the crowding-out effect of non-regional coalitions.

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Ibn Khaldun and Political Islam in Turkey: A Re-reading Attempt

By Mucahit BEKTAS

Despite the deep analytical legacy on political Islam movements in Turkey, this paper agrees in the absence of the impact of civil society on the journey of political Islam movements in the literature. This paper examines the political Islam movement in Turkey from the perspective of Ibn Khaldun on changes in the political system of a community. The Bedouin-Hadara struggle is at the core of this examination in the first section, and this article first explains how the bedouin-hadara struggle shapes the political system of that community and the cycling effect of the political system on this struggle. The second section tries to integrate civil society into the journey of political parties. This effort opens a new perspective on political Islam studies such as the connectedness between political Islam and non-political daily life. The third section reveals the re-reading of the journey of political Islam by integrating civil society with the help of Ibn Khaldun’s Cyclical Theory. Lastly, the article concludes.

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The Re-evaluation of Russia's Strategic Presence in the Middle East

By Shoaib KHAN

This paper focuses on Moscow’s activity in the Middle East. The main aim is to study that after the re-emergence of Russia it has sent a message that it is a power to be recognized in the region. It also studies on the growing competition the west will face from Russia other than China in that area politically and economically. It concludes on the Russia confidence of its success in the Middle Eastern strategy based on the principle of balancing between the different regional players.

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The Origins of Salafism in Islam

By Cagri KOSAK

This article tries to understand the occurrence conditions of Salafism to partially reveal a framework for Salafi mentality. To do this, comprehension of Salafi mind is a requirement and fulfilling this requirement is only possible by re-visiting the dilemma between its means of rules and traditions. This article analyzes the extent and the motivation sources of Salafist stance against traditions, innovations, and other denominations of Islam. In this analysis, this article asks in a historical context the extent to which Salafism stands against the other sects of Islam. Therefore, attitudes and interpretations of founding fathers of Salafism against similar issues to traditions and innovations are on the origin of this analysis because of the impossibility of recognition of Salafi mentality without seeking the roots of the faith (aqida) of Salafism.

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"The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy": Book by Stephen Walt

By Cagri KOSAK

Vol 1. No. 2 Vol 1. No. 2

The second issue is expecting to be publishes in December, 2021. If you want to submit a manuscript, please visit the Submission System. The issue is titled "From Political Islam to Islamic Politics" to collect theoretical papers and empirical studies on Islam's contributions in JISPOL's eight disciplines. To reach Call for Paper to this Issue, please click here.