Abdul Basit Adeel

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Mapping religiously motivated violence in India

Working Paper: Corrective behavior among mainstream parties as a vote winning strategic response to niche challengers

This paper analyzes how mainstream parties respond to their niche challengers. We know that vote seeking behavior among mainstream parties…

MPSA Draft: Constituency Ties and the Rebel Group Behavior Amidst Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are increasingly overlapping with ongoing conflicts creating what scholars call dual disasters. However, these disasters also create’windows of…

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…

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