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The 16th issue of PR (Political Reflection Magazine) is out now…

The 16th issue of PR (Political Reflection Magazine) is out now…

Vol. IV | No. IV – July-August-September 2018 To Download the Magazine Click Here… CONTENTS 04 – 05….……….World News by Furkan Sahin 06 – 09….……….Changing Dynamics of Democracy by Dr. Rahman Dag 10 – 13….………. The Proxy Warfare in Syria by Dr I. Aytac Kadioglu 16 – 20….………. The European Court of Human Rights and the Armed Conflict: The case of Nagorno-Karabakh by […]

An Imagined Unity, a Divided Reality: Identity, Perception and Coexistence Among Palestinian Youth Separated by the Green Line

An Imagined Unity, a Divided Reality: Identity, Perception and Coexistence Among Palestinian Youth Separated by the Green Line

How to Cite: O’BRIEN, C. D. (2018), An Imagined Unity, a Divided Reality: Identity, Perception and Coexistence Among Palestinian Youth Separated by the Green Line. Journal of Conlicft Transformation and Security, 6(2): 165–180. Abstract: This paper focuses on the often uneasy and under-explored relationships between Palestinian youth who grow up in contrasting cultural, social, and […]

Lifestyle of resistance: Palestinian Sumud in Israel as a form of transformative resistance

Lifestyle of resistance: Palestinian Sumud in Israel as a form of transformative resistance

How to Cite: NIJMEH, A. (2018), Lifestyle of resistance: Palestinian Sumud in Israel as a form of transformative resistance. Journal of Conlicft Transformation and Security, 6(2): 143–165. Abstract: Sumud, the concept most frequently employed to describe the daily reality experienced by Palestinians in Israel, translates as steadfastness and refers to a form of infrapolitics or everyday resistance. […]

Five generations after the Balfour Declaration:  How do Palestinians Resist and Engender Significant Social Change?

Five generations after the Balfour Declaration: How do Palestinians Resist and Engender Significant Social Change?

How to Cite: SELLICK, P. (2018), Five generations after the Balfour Declaration: How do Palestinians Resist and Engender Significant Social Change?. Journal of Conlicft Transformation and Security, 6(2): 139–142. The context of Israeli expansion and Palestinian dispossession Over the past year, a series of anniversaries has occurred which marks the progressive dispossession and displacement of the Palestinians. […]

The 15th issue of Journal of Global Analysis is out now…

The 15th issue of Journal of Global Analysis is out now…

The 15th issue of JGA (Journal of Global Analysis) is out now… Download the issue here… VOLUME 8 NO 1 – Winter Issue 2018 TABLE OF CONTENTS Research Articles Domestic Politics and the Design of International Institutions By Linda Allen Pages 9-44 Full Article PDF | 1.9 MB Explaining Bank Stability Using Bank Specific Factors […]

CESRAN International named the World’s #83 “Best Independent Think Tank”

CESRAN International named the World’s #83 “Best Independent Think Tank”

CESRAN International is pleased to announce that it has been named the world’s number 83 “Best Independent Think Tank”. The ranking was announced in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute. CESRAN International was also ranked 77th among the “Top Environment […]

The “New Normal” in Cyclical Recessions

The “New Normal” in Cyclical Recessions

There is a ‘new normal’ in cyclical recessions, namely, that the recovery cycle is itself recessionary for the vast majority of the population, not just in periphery countries that invariably suffer much more during contracting economic cycles, but in core countries as well. One of the biggest myths about the contracting cycles is the underlying […]

Europe’s illiberal states: why Hungary and Poland are turning away from constitutional democracy

Europe’s illiberal states: why Hungary and Poland are turning away from constitutional democracy

Western Europe has looked on with mounting bewilderment and exasperation over the past few years at the political trajectory of Hungary, Poland and several other former communist states. Countries that, since 1989, were committed to common European values, including liberal democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, are now implementing an altogether […]

The Current State of AI as We Begin 2018

The Current State of AI as We Begin 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) states one recent article is no smarter than a six-year-old. A study that appeared last summer compared the intelligence quotient (IQ) of Google, Apple, Baidu, and Bing AI to the average human 18, 12, and 6-year-olds. The 6-year-old’s IQ was rated at 55.5 while the 12 and 18-year-olds rated 84.5 and 97.0 respectively. The end result rated […]

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CESRAN International named the World’s #83 “Best Independent Think Tank”


CESRAN International
 is pleased to announce that it has been named the world’s number 83 “Best Independent Think Tank”. The ranking was announced in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute.

CESRAN International was also ranked 77th among the “Top Environment Policy Think Tanks”.