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The January 2006 legislative elections in Palestine changed the balance of power in the country and dealt a new hands of cards in the Arab-Israeli conflict…The new balance of power in Palestine has triggered new debates in the scholarly circles of the West…Although they approach Hamas from different perspectives, Hamas in Politics: Democracy, Religion, Violence by Jeroen Gunning; Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement by Zaki Chehab; and Hamas: Political Thought and Practice by Khaled Hroub are considerable attempts to understand Hamas correctly. Even though these studies diverge from one another on the lenses that they use to explain Hamas, they complement each other by bringing different aspects of the movement to the foreground...
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Kıvanç Özcan
Kıvanç Özcan
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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