Sadık Ünay

Sadik Unay completed his B.A. in Politics and International Relations at Bogazici University. He continued with his M.A. and Ph.D. studies at Manchester University. He is currently a faculty member at Istanbul University, Economics department.

US unilateralism hits the wall in al-Quds

It seems the recent antics of U.S. President Donald Trump and Co. in the Middle East around the critical issue of Jerusalem will bring down the new wave of American unilateralism earlier than many expected.

OIC Istanbul summit and standing up for al-Quds

The OIC Istanbul declaration, “Freedom for al-Quds,” recognizes the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, and calls on the world to recognize East Jerusalem as the occupied capital of Palestine.

Hegemonic stability no more

“Putting aside the discriminatory and xenophobic rhetoric of Trump displaying the worst examples of far-right populism, the current tendencies of the U.S. to escalate political crises, mingle with violent conflicts and trigger economic protectionism confirms that the age of benevolent global hegemons is well and truly over.”

After Kirkuk, what’s next?

As rightly foreseen and warned about by prominent Middle Eastern politics experts, the recent Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) referendum in …