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Serbia and the War in Ukraine

Serbia and the War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has created a situation in which the Republic of Serbia may see an opportunity to take up some unfinished business; for this...

Food Corridor Türkiye s Successful Role as Mediator

Food Corridor: Türkiye’s Successful Role as Mediator

Türkiye’s latest success, in bringing the warring sides of Ukraine and Russia to an agreement on the export of grain out of Ukraine’s ports, is due...

Earth Power in the New Geopolitics

Earth Power in the New Geopolitics

The best way to think about the climate emergency is to imagine humanity has just arrived at a new planet somewhere in a distant galaxy. After all,...

The 4th Industrial Revolution Military-Civil Fusion and the Next RMA

The 4th Industrial Revolution, Military-Civil Fusion, and the Next RMA

The technologies embedded in the emerging 4th industrial revolution (4IR) –and artificial intelligence (AI) in particular– promise to constitute a...

The Relationship between Cultural Power and Education in Light of

The Relationship between Cultural Power and Education in Light of the Development of Education in Türkiye over the Last Two Decades

Over the last 20 years, Türkiye’s education system has undergone a period of transformation. The process of universalization from primary to higher...

The 2021-2022 De-Escalation Moment in the Middle East A Net

The 2021-2022 “De-Escalation Moment” in the Middle East: A Net Assessment

Starting the end of 2020, the Middle East has witnessed an unprecedented de-escalation among its key regional rivals. Several major players,...

The Future of Eastern Mediterranean Energy and Climate Collaboration

The Future of Eastern Mediterranean Energy and Climate Collaboration

Over the last few years, the Eastern Mediterranean region has been struggling to capitalize on its natural gas resources due to several technical...

Climate Change and the Great Power Rivalry in the Arctic

Climate Change and the Great Power Rivalry in the Arctic

The world politics of the 2020s seems to consist of two realities: People are concerned about an ecological catastrophe, as pollution kills...

Hotting Up Geopolitical Rivalry and Environmental Security in the Arctic

Hotting Up? Geopolitical Rivalry and Environmental Security in the Arctic

Traditionally the Arctic has been on the margins of international political interest, either geopolitically or environmentally. Climate change,...

The New German Coalition and Its Impact on EU-Turkey Relations

The New German Coalition and Its Impact on EU-Turkey Relations

Turkish-German relations not only have a long tradition of close cooperation but are also based on mutual dependence. A structure that has become...

Global Developments in Climate Policy and Migration Policy Can the

Global Developments in Climate Policy and Migration Policy: Can the UN Be a Base to Create an Adequate Legal Framework?

This commentary discusses how the latest resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), recognizing “The Human Right to a Safe, Clean,...

Turkey s Buffer Zone in Northern Syria and Its Impact

Turkey’s Buffer Zone in Northern Syria and Its Impact on Irregular Migration

ABSTRACT This commentary examines Ankara’s ‘safe zones’ in Northern Syria, as well as elaborating on whether creating safe zones in response to the...

Unsustainable Systems Externalization as a Nonviable Form of Migration Management

Unsustainable Systems: Externalization as a Nonviable Form of Migration Management in the Face of Climate Change

Climate change has recently emerged as a major factor informing people’s decision to migrate and has increased the urgency of traditional reasons...

Illegal Migration to and from Libya the Nigerian Factor and

Illegal Migration to and from Libya, the Nigerian Factor and the EU: An Agenda for a Resolution

This paper takes a cursory and insightful examination of the socio-economic implications of the illegal migration to and from Libya. It aims to...

Footloose Workers in Times of Calamities A Case Study of

Footloose Workers in Times of Calamities: A Case Study of the 2018 Kerala Floods

Kerala, the southernmost state in India, much researched for its high standard of living and a model of development, largely dependent on...

The Evolutionary Feature of Turkey s Soft Power in the

The Evolutionary Feature of Turkey’s Soft Power in the Middle East, 2011-2020

Today, soft power plays an important role in advancing states’ foreign policy goals. As one of the world’s emerging economic powers, Turkey pays...

The Turkey-Africa Bromance Key Drivers Agency and Prospects

The Turkey-Africa Bromance: Key Drivers, Agency, and Prospects

Turkish-African relations have consistently exhibited strong growth since Ankara declared 2005 as ‘the year of Africa.’ Turkey’s growing economic,...

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations Domestic Divisions and

The Muslim Brotherhood Faultline in Saudi-Qatari Relations: Domestic Divisions and Regional Rivalry

The commentary argues the Saudi-Qatari tensions lie in conflicting perspectives about the role of political Islam within the fabric of both states...

How Algeria-Turkey Ambitious Strategic Rapprochement Will Affect France s Sahel

How Algeria-Turkey Ambitious Strategic Rapprochement Will Affect France’s Sahel Policy?

President Macron did decide to withdraw French troops from the Sahel last summer, leaving only special forces based in north Mali, he stated that...

Unveiling the Unseen The Role of the Gulf over the

Unveiling the Unseen: The Role of the Gulf over the Sudanese Transition Period

Sudan, an African-Arab country, has in recent years been witnessing the political transformation process of the revolution-coup spiral. The...

A Panoramic View of the UK Relations with the EU

A Panoramic View of the UK Relations with the EU and Turkey Post-Brexit

In the last century, the importance of foreign trade, particularly net exports of goods and services, in achieving balanced and high-quality...

Iran Under Raisi s Presidency

Iran Under Raisi’s Presidency

Following the Islamic Revolution, a number of leaders have served as the highest elected official of Iran, with the winner of the last presidential...

Israeli Persecution in Occupied Jerusalem Physical and Structural Violence Employed

Israeli Persecution in Occupied Jerusalem: Physical and Structural Violence Employed to Change Jerusalemites’ Identity

Israeli authorities have committed a wide range of human rights violations, including direct violence, land annexation and settlement building,...

Rethinking the Palestinian Problem and The Right Strategy for Palestinian

Rethinking the Palestinian Problem and ‘The Right Strategy’ for Palestinian Liberation

The Palestinian tragedy is not simply a matter of one nation-state suppressing another nation that has been deprived of its legitimate right to...

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