Abdul Basit Adeel

Category: Academic Articles

The Basic Requirements for Grad School Admissions

It is my second blog in the series on graduate education in the USA. I previously wrote an introductory post…

Applying to Grad Schools (MA/PhD programs) in the USA?

Admission season has already kicked off, and my friends have started asking me questions about the graduate programs in the…

Exloring alterntaives in IR analysis: Postcolonialism

There exist multiple parallel realities that render a single deterministic approach to the analysis of power, politics and society futile….

Oil, Rentierism and the current Political Order in the Middle East

Every economic activity is based on two components: effort and reward. However, rent is the income derived from possessions. Rentier is…

Jewish Minority in the context of Turkification Policies during the Single Party Period

 “One, who regards himself as a member of the Turkish nation, should first of all and in every case, speak…

Policy Paper: Reconsidering Turkey’s Egypt Policy

This (no so-good) policy paper was written as a requirement for POLS 328 – Theories of International Relations course offered by…

5 issue areas confronted by the Republic of Turkey during Atatürk years

Some of the few major issue areas are discussed below. National Identity:             Ottoman Empire contained a diverse population with…

The legacy of the Ottoman Empire on Turkish Foreign Policy

Legacy is the selective cluster of events, incidents, memories, structures that have profound impact on the contemporary behavior of an…

The night of an unsuccessful coup

None of us knew what was upon us! My friend was in an unusual melancholy like something unpleasant was about…

Pierre Bourdieu in brief

The French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu approaches power within the context of a comprehensive ‘theory of society’ which – like that…

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