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  • Interviews

    Interview with Prof. Gerd Nonneman

    BY RAHMAN DAG** | 08.06.2011 First of all, I think, the reason of Arab uprising should be questioned. From your point of view, what is the fundamental reason for Arab insurgency from Morocco to Bahrain? Is it only because of the worse social and economic condition of local people or is there something more? GN: There…

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    Interview with Dr. Alexander Bürgin on Turkey’s EU Accession

    BY CHANGING TURKEY | 21.04.2011 Dr Alexander Bürgin is Assistant Professor at the “Department of International Relations and EU” at Izmir University of Economics. His research interests are: European integration theories, EU-Turkey relations and migration/integration policies of EU countries.   CHANGINGTURKEY: Could you tell us a bit about your recent/forthcoming publications?

  • Interviews

    Interview With Khaled Elshami

    “Post Mubarak Egypt: Historic Changes and Challenges” By Salwa Al Khatib | 22.03.2011 On 25 January 2011—Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s rule. In a country where emergency law has been in place for 30 years along with the President such scenes were unprecedented. In what is…

  • Interviews

    Interview with Dr. Elkhan Nuriyev

    Director of Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan By Husrev Tabak and Ozgur Tufekci | 10 December 2010 In this exclusive interview with CESRAN’s Hüsrev Tabak and Özgür Tüfekçi, Dr. Elkhan Nuriyev, Director of Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, discusses Azerbaijan’s role in Caucasus and…

  • Interviews

    Interview with Ahmed Rashid: Changing Balances in South Asia and Turkey between East and West*

    By Aksel Ersoy | 01 April 2010   Ahmed Rashid is an award-winning journalist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Taliban. Christopher Hitchens described him as “Pakistan’s best and bravest reporter”. He has written four books “The Resurgence of Central Asia: Islam or Nationalism? (1994)”; “Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism…

  • Film Reviews

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    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 Journey is out at last! BY ESRA COLAK | APRIL 30, 2013 In 1997,…

  • Film Reviews

    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s last movie Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) is a story of a murder and the officers’ efforts to find the place where the victim was buried. The story was based on the 12 hours of the event happened in Keskin, a small town of Kirikkale, in Central Anatolia…

  • Film Reviews

    What is so Good about The Sopranos?

    By ENES ERBAY | 26.09.2011 The boundaries between television drama and cinema have blurred in recent years. Tim Van Patten, the director of The Sopranos, once said “This show [The Sopranos] is like making a feature in nine to twelve days”. This review looks at what is quality television and what makes The Sopranos so successful. “Quality Television”…

  • Genel

    Spirited Away: A Glance at Hayao Miyazaki

    BY ENES ERBAY** | 08.06.2011 “For the people who used to be 10 years old, and for the people who are going to be 10 years old” is the definition of the movie Spirited Away by its director Hayao Miyazaki. Spirited Away (the original title: Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) is Hayao Miyazaki’s animation which was made in…

  • Film Reviews

    “The War You Don’t See”

    By Salwa Al Khatib | 24.03.2011   At a time in history when war is all we seem to see on the news, from Palestine, to Iraq to Afghanistan to Sudan and beyond, it seems unlikely that there are any wars that ‘we do not see’ as award winning journalist John Pilger professes in his latest…

  • Film Reviews

    On Michael Haneke’s Funny Games US

    By Enes Erbay | 01 June 2010   As a masterpiece in Haneke’s filmography, Funny Games US (2007) is a remake of the Funny Games (1997). This anti-thriller, like the others that precede it, is a critical enquiry of brutality and spectatorship, and undoubtedly it takes a sui generis place among other examples of the aesthetics of violence. The plot…

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  • The 13th issue of JCTS (Journal of Conflict Transformation & Security) is out now…

    The 13th issue of JCTS (Journal of Conflict Transformation & Security) is out now… Vol. 8 | No. 1 | 2020 Click here to Download the Entire Issue   TABLE OF CONTENTS Editor’s Note By David Curran Introduction By Nergis Canefe Research Articles Statelessness as a Permanent State: Challenges to the Human Security Paradigm By…

  • The 19th Issue of The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development is Out Now!

    The 19th issue of the rest: journal of politics and development is out now. Download the issue here… TABLE OF CONTENTS Research Articles Turkish AK Parti’s Posture towards the 2003 War in Iraq: The Impact of Religion amid Security Concerns By Alberto Gasparetto Nigeria and the Great Powers: The Impacts of the Boko Haram Terrorism on…

  • CESRAN International Named again amongst the Top Think Tanks in the World

    CESRAN International is pleased to announce that it has been named again amongst the world’s best think tanks. The 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index ranked CESRAN International 141st among the World’s “Top Think Tanks in Western Europe” 75th among the World’s “Top Environment Policy Think Tanks” 153rd among the World’s “Top Foreign Policy…

  • THE 18TH ISSUE OF THE REST: JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND DEVELOPMENT IS OUT NOW.

    The 18th issue of the rest: journal of politics and development is out now. Download the issue here… TABLE OF CONTENTS Research Articles The Foreign Policy Decision Making Approaches and Their Applications Case Study: Bush, Obama and Trump’s Decision Making towards Afghanistan and the Region By Sharifullah Dorani Evaluating the Explanatory Power of Social Identity Theory,…

  • The IEPAS2019 (6th Annual Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society) has been completed successfully.

    The 6th International Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society was organised by CESRAN International and Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa on 4-5 July 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference hosted 11 scholarly panel sessions, one roundtable session and one book discussion session. IEPAS2019 started with the welcome addresses of Professor Jose Amado Da Silva (Rector, UAL), Professor Luis Tome (Scientific coordinator, OBSERVARE-UAL),…