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Japan The Super Nation Brand

Japan: The Super Nation Brand

This study explores Japan’s national brand evolution, analyzing the shift from its historical isolation to its current global recognition,...

Military Power and International Security

Military Power and International Security

In an article published by the author in Insight Turkey, the impact of economic power on international security was discussed with a detailed...

Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Jails Stories of Resistance

Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Jails: Stories of Resistance

The Palestinian cause was brought one more time to the agenda of global politics after the Gaza 2023 genocide. At the heart of the ongoing genocide...

The Historic Bond The South African Liberation Movement and the

The Historic Bond: The South African Liberation Movement and the Palestinian Struggle

In today’s world, we are witnessing one of the gravest crises humanity has faced: the ongoing genocide by Israel against the Palestinians. This...

Asia Anew Initiative Main Aspects of Türkiye s Asia Opening

Asia Anew Initiative: Main Aspects of Türkiye’s Asia Opening

The center of gravity in the world has shifted from the Atlantic to Asia over the last decade. The Asian continent has emerged as the geopolitical...

Operation al-Aqsa Flood A Rupture in the History of the

Operation al-Aqsa Flood: A Rupture in the History of the Palestinian Resistance and Its Implications

This paper argues that the al-Aqsa Flood operation launched by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades –the military wing of Hamas– on the morning of...

The Right of Return The Only Future for Palestine

The Right of Return: The Only Future for Palestine

Since the October 7, 2023, the world has been deeply affected by the ongoing conflict in Gaza, resulting in the tragic loss of countless innocent...

Shaping Eurasia s Future The Evolving Role and Impact of

Shaping Eurasia’s Future: The Evolving Role and Impact of the Organization of Turkic States

This commentary provides a comprehensive analysis of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), tracing its evolution from the dissolution of the...

Uzbek-Turkish Strategic Partnership in the Context of Geopolitical Turbulence in

Uzbek-Turkish Strategic Partnership in the Context of Geopolitical Turbulence in Central Asia

Central Asia has long captured the attention of global and regional powers due to its abundant natural resources, strategic location, potential for...

Kazakhstan s Strategic Priorities in the Turkic World

Kazakhstan’s Strategic Priorities in the Turkic World

With its unwavering focus on institutionalizing cooperation within the Turkic World, Kazakhstan has successfully achieved to improve institutional...

Azerbaijan and the Rise of Turkic Unity The Journey of

Azerbaijan and the Rise of Turkic Unity: The Journey of the Organization of Turkic States

This commentary delves into the evolution of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), highlighting its transformation from a consultative mechanism...

Turkish Foreign Policy at the Turn of the 'Century of

Turkish Foreign Policy at the Turn of the 'Century of Türkiye': Challenges, Vision, Objectives, and Transformation

Türkiye is embarking on the ‘Century of Türkiye’ at a time of rapidly changing geopolitical dynamics coupled with ever-increasing global...

Italian-Turkish Relations Before and After the War in Ukraine From

Italian-Turkish Relations Before and After the War in Ukraine: From NATO Membership to Food Diplomacy

This paper explores Italy-Türkiye relations and food diplomacy’s role in shaping international relations, drawing parallels between Harry S....

Türkiye-Africa Relations A Case Study of Somalia Nigeria and Libya

Türkiye-Africa Relations: A Case Study of Somalia, Nigeria and Libya from Humanitarian and Security Perspectives

This paper explores Türkiye’s relations with Africa, focusing on Somalia, Nigeria and Libya from both humanitarian and security perspectives. To do...

Post-Ottoman Legacy in the Middle East A Compendium of 100

Post-Ottoman Legacy in the Middle East: A Compendium of 100 Years of Turkish Foreign Policy

The dissolution of the Ottoman Empire set the stage for Türkiye’s evolving foreign policy in the Middle East, a region deeply intertwined with its...

Re-Defining Türkiye s International Relations Two Decades of 360

Re-Defining Türkiye’s International Relations: Two Decades of 360° Foreign Policies

Analyzing modern Türkiye’s foreign policy is the perfect case study of how, over time, a nation-state can completely restructure its approach to...

Mapping the Genesis of the Abraham Accords Elite Preferences Rising

Mapping the Genesis of the Abraham Accords Elite Preferences, Rising Nationalism, and the Quest for Political Stability

The Abraham Accords have presented themselves as one of the most significant geopolitical developments in the Middle East in this decade. They...

Turks Vote in Favor of Continuing the Erdoğan Era

Turks Vote in Favor of Continuing the Erdoğan Era

The political landscape in Türkiye has changed since the 2010s, setting the stage for the elections in 2023. The Nation Alliance and the People's...

Western Perception and Media Coverage of Türkiye s Elections

Western Perception and Media Coverage of Türkiye’s Elections

Media coverage of the recent elections in Türkiye, especially in the first round, has proven the profound distortion of image and misperception in...

NATO s Enlargement Policy and Türkiye s Position A Key

NATO’s Enlargement Policy and Türkiye’s Position: A Key NATO Ally

NATO’s enlargement policy indicates the admission of new members with full membership status within the framework of mutual mandates and...

Is a New Opening Possible in Türkiye-EU Relations

Is a New Opening Possible in Türkiye-EU Relations?

Türkiye’s positive relations with the European Union (EU) in the early 2000s and its enthusiasm for the membership process started to weaken after...

F-35 Crisis between the U S and Türkiye Is This

F-35 Crisis between the U.S. and Türkiye: Is This the End of American Nuclear Assurance for Türkiye?

This article analyzes the possible consequences of the F-35 fighter crisis between the U.S. and Türkiye, particularly in terms of its effect on the...

Türkiye's Middle Corridor and China's BRI Identification and Assessment

Türkiye's Middle Corridor and China's BRI: Identification and Assessment

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Türkiye’s Middle Corridor (MC) are two ambitious initiatives that foster trans-continental integration....

Insights into Türkiye s Technology Development Journey

Insights into Türkiye’s Technology Development Journey

Türkiye, an emerging economy, has been attempting to improve its socioeconomic strength through the promotion of research and development (R&D),...

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