İstanbul Think House organized Islamism 2014 Conference on October 24 and 26 in İstanbul. The two-day long conference hosted prominent scholars and experts to discuss Islamism in the Middle East under the light of the new developments emerging in the region.
Bülent Aras and Halil İbrahim Yenigün contributed to the conference both with presenting their papers and leading panel sessions. Yenigün, who was also the co- chair of the conference, led the panel which Aras presented his paper "Post-Arab Spring Geopolitics and the Rise of Non-State Actors". At the same session William Quandt presented his paper named "U.S. policy towards the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring".