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Northern Sea Route: A Game Changer for Russia?

Throughout the twentieth century, we see the growing importance of oil to the growth of the global economy. In the unlikely event of the discovery of a major feasible alternative energy source, it will continue to be the most valuable commodity in the world. Countries that are born lucky with signif…

Iran vs the ISIS or Struggle for Influence in the Middle East

Tactics and methods of the terrorist group ISIL "Islamic State of Iraq and Levant" which are based on radical current “Takfirism” are not only poses threat for the Middle East region and the world in general, but also is a serious challenge to the national interests of Islamic Republic of Iran. This…

Methodological differences of the PKK, KCK and HDP

Since the PKK was established an illegal, armed organization, it has always been revolutionary in the way it obtained its results regardless of a transformation from separate state to democratic autonomy. There was no official alternative to supersede this methodology until the People's Labor Party …

The Clash of Powers or The Dawn of a New Era?

“As I have said before, our two nations are trying to do something that has never been done in history, which is to write a new answer to the question of what happens when an established power and a rising power meet.” Hillary Clinton | Former Secretary of State Power in international relations …

UNESCO as an Ethno-Political Entrepreneur: The Need for Emancipating LAVASH

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), more specifically the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, has recently decided that lavash is an intangible cultural heritage of Armenia or the Armenian nation. Having looked…

Anatomy of the PKK: Violence and Self-Interest

It might be quite bold to say, but the PKK does not care about anything but the existence of Kurdish cantons in Syria. It cares about this much more than the lives and the future of Kurds. The PKK and its institutional industry have still not taken lessons from the violence that resulted from call…

The Big Picture in Syria is Bigger Than Any One Group

The Middle East has been persevering not because the leaders of Middle Eastern countries are just and legitimate, but because the people who live there still have hope for the future and ask for a better one. It would be naive to think that the future is going to be shaped by local dynamics and th…

Nongovernmental Humanitarianism In Turkey: The Quest For Internationalist Virtue

The last decade has been a golden age in the history of Turkey`s international humanitarian initiatives. Today, Turkey`s humanitarian aid organizations, both state institutions and civil society organizations, operate in over 100 countries worldwide. Thanks to the opportunity spaces created throug…

Ebola and ISIS: Threats Derive from Fear

The threats posed by Ebola and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) might be perceived as enemies of humanity. One of them is a disease and the other is a terrorist organization. However, both kill people, irritate public opinion, terrify states and spark panic across the world. Outbrea…

Austerity, the Hardworking and the Feckless

About two years ago, the current UK finance minister George Osborne commented that ‘hard-working people’ left for work every morning while ‘behind the blinds’ of the house opposite people on benefits were sleeping in. The ‘hard-working’ person was paying for the feckless “to stay at home and not wor…

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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