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The September 11 attacks have changed the world’s security environment. The tremendous developments in the wake of this event have resulted in two major wars. The sustained struggle against terror has yielded significant results, but not a foreseeable end to terrorist networks. Although operating in a less conducive environment after the intervention in Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda has quickly adapted to new circumstances, mobilizing affiliated organizations to carry out attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq and against its allies, highlighting the new agenda and tactics employed by the Network. This article examines the development of Al-Qaeda, its strategic goals and its global agenda in light of the global war on terrorism...Please click here to read the text in full.

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Arben Qirezi
Arben Qirezi
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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