Editorial

2021-01-12T20:45:28+02:00February 10, 1986|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 12|

The Iran-Iraq war is the bloodiest and most brutal of all armed conflicts between minor powers since the second world war.

War of the Rentier States – Eqbal Ahmad

2020-11-15T13:37:21+02:00February 10, 1986|Categories: Documents, Khamsin 12|Tags: |

This is not an anti imperialist war. This is a war of local ambitions: President Saddam Hussein's opportunism and regional reaction to Iran's revolutionary promise were responsible for Iraq's initial aggression in 1980. And Ayatollah Khomeini has a great deal to do with prolonging the agony.

Arab Nationalism, the Palestinian Struggle and an Economic Scenario for a Potential Arab Unity – ‘Adel Samara

2020-12-05T14:32:06+02:00February 10, 1986|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 12|Tags: |

The bourgeois Arab nationalism failed to achieve its avowed aims: economic independence and the liberation of occupied Arab territory. Despite its failures, the Arab bourgeoisie still holds power throughout the Arab homeland, and has intentionally amplified the unevenness of economic development between the Arab countries.

Editorial

2020-10-31T10:14:53+02:00December 10, 1984|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 11|

A group of leftist Turkish intellectuals and activists agreed to impart to us in Khamsin some of their knowledge concerning their country. At our request, they later agreed to put together this special issue of Khamsin, wholly devoted to Turkey.

Capital and the State in Contemporary Turkey – Turgut Taylan

2020-10-31T10:10:56+02:00December 10, 1984|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 11|Tags: |

After having strived, since the foundation of the republic in 1923, to become a fully integrated member of the Western world, the Turkish state is once again turning its face to the Middle East. In short, the coup of 12 September 1980 represents a radical rupture with the earlier tendencies of capitalist development in Turkey.

Turkish Foreign Relations – Ron Ayres

2020-10-13T11:33:06+03:00December 10, 1984|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 11|Tags: |

Since the end of the Second World War Turkey has been firmly in the orbit of the Western alliance though in the past decade a number of events have occurred which have strained the relationship with the West. At present Turkey is surrounded by actual or potential conflicts with Greece, Cyprus, Syria, the Soviet Union, and to the east Iran and Iraq – both with dissatisfied Kurdish minorities.