First, it is important to emphasize that there are different definitions, some of which are so broad that they’re almost meaningless. Let me tell you how I understand political Islam. Political Islam are movements that believe that Islam must be reinstated as the all-encompassing framework of all aspects of life, including the political. And that the means to achieve this objective are through politics.
On Sunday 21st January 2018, armed forces of the Turkish Republic invaded Affrin Province in Northern Syria. This invasion, codenamed somewhat paradoxically as Operation Olive Branch, involved tanks, artillery, infantry and aircraft. It is a very significant event and begs a number of strategic questions for the region, for Turkey’s future, and for Turkey’s allies.
The Kurdish Referendum for Independence in Northern Iraq Air Cdre (Ret) Andrew Lambert Director, ERPIC Security Program Before we start,
The Qatar Crisis Brig Gen (Retd) Dr. Ephraim Sneh Chairman, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue Netanya Academic College
Marcus Alexander Templar Former U.S. Army Cryptologic Linguist and All-Source Intelligence Analyst of the Defense Intelligence Agency “Considering everything Erdogan
Lt. General HAF (Retd) Ioannis E. Anastasakis EMF Conference 5-7 December 2016 Larnaca, Cyprus The establishment of exclusive economic zones
Brigadier General (Retd.) Christos Minagias EMF Conference 5-7 December 2016 Larnaca, Cyprus Since the Justice and Development Party was brought