Skip to main content

Current Issue

Table of Contents Spring 2023 VOLUME 46.3


Article One:

Regional Environmental Cooperation on Transboundary Air Pollution in the Middle East and North Africa
Inkyoung Kim


Article Two:

The Relations of Middle Eastern Countries with Myanmar: The Challenge of Increasing Influence through Strategic and/or Economic Ties Amid the Persecution of the Muslim
Michael B. Bishku


Article Three:

The Turks in the Land of Afghans: History, Politics, and Relationships.
Mohammed Alrmizan


Article Four:

The Diffusion of Malcolm X as a Political Symbol Among Turkish Islamists and the Rise of the AK Party, 1999-2019
Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul


Book Reviews:

The Prophet’s Heir: The Life of Ali ibn Abi Talib.
Reviewed by Melanie G. Raza

The End of Two Illusions: Islam After the West by Hamid Dabashi.
Reviewed by Joseph Evans

Inkyoung Kim PhD is Associate Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater State University.  She is a contributor to academic journals such as International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, and Analyses & Alternatives. She has also contributed to several edited volumes, including the most recent Air-PollutionGovernance in East Asia (2022).

Mohammed Alrmizan is a PhD student at the City, University of London, and a research associate at King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies.  I would like to thank the anonymous reviewers as well as Dr. Ciğdem Balım and Dr. Umar Karim for their valuable feedback and insightful comments that helped improve the quality of the article.

Michael B. Bishku is Professor of History at Augusta University in Georgia. He has published numerous articles on Middle Eastern diplomatic history, politics, and internationalrelations, especially regarding Turkey and Israel as well as minorities and relations with other areas of the Global South. He is the former President of both the Association of GlobalSouth Studies and of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies.

Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul is an editor and independent scholar based in New York City. A graduateof McGill (B.A. History, Political Science) and Boğazici University (M.A. International Relations: Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East), he presented on his scholarship at MESA’s 2021 conference, in a panel titled, “Contemporary Islamic Discourses: Jihad, the Self, andTravelling Symbols.” Bishku-Aykul has contributed to Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, and The Nation, and is fluent in Turkish.

Contact Us

421 St. Augustine Center
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4791