Year 2019, Volume 19 , Issue 2, Pages 165 - 180 2019-12-15

INTERPRETATION OF THE RISE OF THE CROWN PRINCE MUHAMMAD BIN SALMAN AND SAUDI FOREIGN POLICY ACCORDING TO THE BARAKAH CIRCLE THEORY
Beytülmakdis Bereket Daireleri Teorisi bağlamında Veliaht Prens Muhammed Bin Selman ve Suudi Dış Politikası
تفسير صعود ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان والسياسة الخارجية السعودية وفقًا لنظرية دوائر البركة

Mehmet Akif KOÇ [1]


Saudi Arabia has begun to pursue an active and ambitious foreign policy in recent years, especially under the rule of the Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. The main parameters of this new era may be stated as: an increasing dependence on the US; the further demonisation of Iran and its regional allies; greater efforts to normalise political relations with Israel; the establishment of closer cooperation with the UAE and Egypt; and the promoting of Madkhali Salafism in the Middle East. Riyadh’s emergence as a new power centre significantly relies on regional and international power politics. In this respect, the geopolitical dimension of Middle Eastern politics plays a crucial role in examining the Saudi position. This article aims to explain Riyadh’s recent foreign policy moves within the context of the Barakah Circle Theory as a non-Western geopolitical framework

Suudi Arabistan, özellikle Veliaht Prens Muhammed Bin Selman’ın göreve gelmesinin ardından, son yıllarda aktif ve iddialı bir dış politika izlemeye başladı. Bu yeni dönemin ana dinamikleri şu hususları ihtiva etmektedir: ABD’ye bağımlılığın artması, İran’ın ve bölgedeki müttefiklerinin daha da şeytanlaştırılması/ötekileştirilmesi, İsrail’le siyasi ilişkileri normalleştirme girişimleri, BAE ve Mısır ile daha yakın işbirliği tesis etme çabaları ve Orta Doğu ölçeğinde Medhali Selefiliği teşvik etmeye dönük adımlar. Riyad’ın bölgesel bir güç merkezi olarak ortaya çıkması, büyük ölçüde bölgesel ve uluslararası güç dengelerinin bir sonucudur. Bu bağlamda, Suudi dış politikasının konumunun belirlenmesinde Orta Doğu siyasetinin jeopolitik boyutu önemli bir rol oynamaktadır. Bu çalışma, Riyad’ın son dönemde izlediği dış politikayı, Batı-dışı bir jeopolitik yaklaşım sunan, Beytülmakdis Bereket Daireleri Teorisi bağlamında açıklamayı hedeflemektedir.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-5179-6027
Author: Mehmet Akif KOÇ (Primary Author)
Institution: SOCIAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF ANKARA
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : December 15, 2019

APA Koç, M . (2019). INTERPRETATION OF THE RISE OF THE CROWN PRINCE MUHAMMAD BIN SALMAN AND SAUDI FOREIGN POLICY ACCORDING TO THE BARAKAH CIRCLE THEORY . Journal of Islamicjerusalem Studies , 19 (2) , 165-180 . DOI: 10.31456/beytulmakdis.518117