Clemens Hoffmann

(2021) ‘Introduction: Beyond Anarchy and Capital? The Geopolitics of the Rojava Revolution in Syria, (written with Martin Kamran) Geopolitics (forthcoming) 

(2019) ‘Neo-Ottomanism, Eurasianism or securing the region? A longer view on Turkey’s interventionism‘, Conflict, Security & Development 19 (3): 301-307.

(2018) ‘Beyond the Resource Curse and Pipeline Conspiracies: Energy as a Social Relation in the Middle East‘, Energy Research and Social Science, 41: 39-47.

(2018) ‘Environmental Determinism as Orientalism: The Geo-Political Ecology of Crisis in the Middle East‘, Journal of Historical Sociology, 31 (1): 94-104.

(2018) ‘Introduction: War, revolt and rupture: The historical sociology of the current crisis in the Middle East‘ (written with Martin Kamran), Journal of Historical Sociology, 31 (1): 3-5.

(2017) ‘From Small Streams to Pipe Dreams -The Hydro-Engineering of the Cyprus Conflict‘, Mediterranean Politics, 23 (2): 265-285.

(2017) ‘Anti-Colonial Empires and the Creation of Afroasian Spaces of Resistance’, in: Bilgin, Pinar and Ling, L.H.M. (eds.): Decolonizing ‘Asia’? Unlearning Colonial/Imperial Power Relations, London: Routledge.

(2016) ‘The ‘Rojava Revolution’ in Syrian Kurdistan: A Model of Development for the Middle East?‘ (written with Can Cemgil), IDS Bulletin 47(3): 53–76.

(2016) ‘The (un)making of the Pax Turca in the Middle East: Understanding the social-historical roots of foreign policy‘ (written with Can Cemgil), Cambridge Review of International Affairs 29(4): 1279-1302.

(2015) ‘Imagining a Middle Eastern ‘International Society’?: A Reply to Ayla Göl‘, Global Discourse, 5(3): 395-397.

(2014) ‘Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security‘ (Introduction to the Special Issue written with Jan Selby), Geopolitics 19(4): 747-756.

(2014) ‘Beyond Scarcity: Rethinking Water, Climate Change and Conflict in the Sudans‘ (written with Jan Selby), Global Environmental Change 29: 360–370.

(2012) ‘Water Scarcity, Conflict and Migration: A Comparative Analysis and Reappraisal‘ (written with Jan Selby), Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 30(6): 997-1014.

(2012) ‘The contradictions of development: primitive accumulation and geopolitics in the two Sudans’, in: Allan JA; Keulertz, M; Sojamo, S; Warner, J (eds): Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa -Foreign direct investment and food and water security, London: Routledge, 57-70.

(2008) ‘The Balkanization of Ottoman Rule Premodern Origins of the Modern International System in Southeastern Europe‘, Cooperation and Conflict, 43(4): 373-396.


(2016) ‘Die geopolitischen Ursprünge der Baghdad Bahn: Inter-Imperialistische Rivalitäten im Osmanischen Reich des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts’ in: Hertsch, F. and M. Er: Die Baghdad Bahn: Umrisse deutsch-türkischer Beziehungen, Hamburg: Kovač Verlag (The geopolitical origins of the Bagdad Railway: Inter-Imperial Rivalries in the early 20th century Ottoman Empire, in: Hertsch, F. and M. Er (eds): The Bagdad Railway as Frame for German-Turkish relations’)


(2017) ‘Diş Politikanın ve Uluslararası Ilişkilerin Tarihsel Sosyolojisi: Eleştirilere Cevaplar’,  Ceren Ergenç ve Derya G. Akder (Der.) ‘Uluslararası’ Kavramını Yeniden Düşünmek – Kuramsal ve Yöntemsel Tartışmalar, Ankara: Heretik (‘Foreign Policy and the Historical Sociology of International Relations: A Reply to the Critics’, in: Ceren Ergenç Derya G. Akder (eds): In: Rethinking the Concept of “International”, Theoretical and Methodological Discussions; Ankara: Heretik)

Other Publications & Articles

(2020) ‘Turkey-Greece conflict in Eastern Mediterranean is less about gas and more about vacuum left by Trump‘, The Conversation, Aug 18, 2020.

(2018) ‘Turkey’s hommeade currency crisis has truly global implications‘ (with Can Cemgil), The Conversation, Aug 16, 2018.

(2018) ‘Scramble for gas in the eastern Mediterranean is stoking old tensions in the region’, The Conversation, Feb 28, 2018.

(2018) ‘The Social Dimension of Energy Transition‘, Transnational Institute of Social Ecology, Nov 7, 2018.

(2017) ‘Syria’s Kurds have ended up at the heart of Middle Eastern geopolitics – here’s why” (with Can Cemgil and Kamran Martin), The Conversation, March 9, 2017. 

(2017) ‘Turkey, Power and its Eastern Others’, The Disorder of Things, March 9, 2017. 


(2015) “Marksizm ve Uluslararası İlişkiler: Kimin Yapımı bir Dünya?” (Marxism and International Relations: A World of Whose Making?), Ayrıntı Dergi, No. 12, Vol. October-November 2015