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Kosovo's Sneaky Fight against Moderate Islam: Belated Reflections on Turkey's Position

While the U.S.-led global coalition is running a fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, some states carry out a seemingly just, but in reality, a sneaky war against mainstream Islamic circles in domestic politics. ISIS's aggressive campaigns in Iraq and Syria …

The Urban Regeneration Experience of the United Kingdom: Lessons for Turkey

by Dr. Fatih EREN Introduction The United Kingdom (UK) is the most experienced country regarding the theories, policies, strategies and practices of urban regenerations in the world. This study firstly outlines UK’s urban regeneration experience and then discusses how Turkey can benefit from thi…

The South Caucasus: Obama's Russia 'Reset' And Putin's Doctrine

by Mahir Khalifazadeh, Ph.D,* ABSTRACT The article reviews the key priorities of President Obama's 'reset' policy with Russia. The author analyzes the impact of the 'reset' policy on the South Caucasus. The region's strategic importance is emphasized for U.S. policy towards the Great Middle East a…

After European Parliament Elections

Dr. Dilek YİGİT Elections to the European Parliament which is one of two wings of European Union legislative power, in other words, using European Union’s legislative competences with the Council of Ministers, were held on 22-25 May 2014. What makes these Parliament elections important is that this…

In Syria: Towards The Elections

Dr. Dilek YİGİT Being a result of both internal and external factors and these factors’s mutual interactions, a three-year-lasting civil war has come to a dead end in Syria. On one hand, contrary to what’s going on in Tunisia and Egypt, Assad’s regime fiercely resisting against so-called Arab Spri…

Who is Eurasia? The Advent of Politics into Geography

Assoc. Prof. Murat ÇEMREK One of the very first things I have learned after starting the school was “Turkey is a bridge between Europe and Asia.” This metaphor of “bridge” has been one of the basic official mottos of the Turkish Republic to help its citizens feel closer or even part Europe -so the …

Japanese Foreign Policy and Human Security in the Context of an Emerging New Global Order

After two periods of transition in the distribution of power in the international system - bipolarity after 1945 and unipolarity after the Cold War - today we are facing a new period of power transition and diffusion into an increasing multipolar order. Differences in values and in the political reg…

The Kalchakra Pooja at Bodh Gaya: Spiritualism and Nationalism

The Kalchakra Pooja is supposed to be the most advanced form of Vajrayana practice and is one of the most complex systems in Tantric Buddhism. The present Dalai Lama, the fourteenth is the most prominent Kalchakra lineage holder alive today and has given over thirty Kalchakra initiations all over th…

A Case Study of China’s Membership of the World Trade Organization: Implications on Sovereignty

Widely called mainland China, The Peoples Republic of China is the oldest civilization, and the largest country in the world in terms of population. Since 1980, China has become the fastest growing major power, and home to the World’s largest One-Party-State –run by the Chinese Communist Party (C…

Japan’s December 2012 General Election: Some Notes And Observations

Japan’s 47th General Election, held on 16 December 2012, was a landslide victory for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), triumphantly returned from three years in the political wilderness of Opposition, and the fourth worst defeat suffered by any ruling party, formerly the Democratic Party of Japan …

Book Reviews

Book Review: Armed Conflict and Displacement: The Protection…

28 March, 2014 | Admin

In 2010, Alexander Betts argued that it no longer makes sense to speak of the “refugee regime”. Instead, there is…a “refugee regime complex”, in which different institutions overlap exist in parallel to one another’. Melanie Jacques is the latest…

Book Review: Cultural Encounters in the Arab World:…

28 March, 2014 | Admin

Tarik Sabry’s Cultural Encounters in the Arab World: On Media, the Modern and the Everyday is, first and foremost, a fervent case made for the establishment of Arab cultural studies as a discipline. BY NAGIHAN HALILOGLU | OCTOBER 22, 2012 In the wake of…

Film Reviews

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

28 March, 2014 | Admin

Turning to a never-ending story because of the uncertainity about the director whether to be Guillermo Del Toro or or the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy Peter Jackson and delays due to legal actions, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jou…

REVOLUTION: A Power Cut and the End of…

28 March, 2014 | Admin

Watching a TVseries is a great time investment compared to enjoying a movie. That is why, I feel quite picky before taking the risk of being a follower of several seasons. After watching NBC's new TV drama Revolution's trailer and reading a…

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