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  • Defense & Security, Europe

    Shall the Court Subject Counter-Terrorism Law to Judicial Review? National Security vs Human Rights

    Introduction ‘Terrorist emergencies justify extensive and far-reaching security measures that may legitimately restrict the enjoyment of the fundamental rights: to expect the […] courts to adopt a restrictive approach to such emergency measures is to emphasise concern for abstract ideals over common sense.’[1] The article’s quotation goes into the heart of the British constitution (and…

  • Middle East

    The Era of Coercive Diplomacy in Iranian Nuclear Deal

    The Iranian nuclear programme started with the help of the US in the early 1960s-70s called “Atom for Peace program”. Iran, under the leadership of Shah, was a close US ally. The then Iranian government leadership anticipated that their oil reserves are insufficient to meet the population’s demand and to support economic development. Given this…

  • Defense & Security, Middle East

    International Solidarity and Burden-Sharing: The Case of Syrian Refugees

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    Syrian Refugee Crisis The world is currently witnessing a period of unprecedented human movement, which represents one of the most significant problems worldwide in recent times. According to a report by the United Nations (2019), the upsurge of international migrants worldwide has been phenomenal; exceeding 250 million currently, thus, having recorded over 45 million displaced…

  • Defense & Security, Russia and Eurasia

    Rural Afghan Women as Agents for Change and the Failure of Liberal Peacebuilding

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    This article will critique the liberal peacebuilding agenda and argue for an alternative, post-liberal approach to peacebuilding and conflict research by drawing upon James Scott’s theory of everyday resistance in conjunction with my own recent research with rural women in the Hirat and Balkh provinces of Afghanistan. The objective of this article is to amplify…

  • Turkey and Neighbourhood

    Reflections on the Turkey Syria Conundrum

    As a result of President Trump’s announcement that he would withdraw US troops from Northern Syria, and Turkey’s entering Syria in an operation Turkey calls “Operation Peace Spring”, to confront the Syrian Kurds who comprise the YPG (People’s Protection Units), the dam has burst and the criticism in the US of President Trump’s Syria policy,…

  • Book Reviews

    Book Review: Security: A New Framework for Analysis

    By Barry Buzan, Ole Weaver, and Jaap de Wilde (Lynne Rienner: Boulder, 1998, 239 pages, £ 13.00) By Esengul Ayaz | 14 April 2010 There are two opposing schools of thought in security studies which conceptualize security differently: wideners and traditionalists. While traditionalists define security by equating it with military issues and the use of force, wideners…

  • Book Reviews

    Kitap Analiz: Maddi Uygarlık (Gündelik Hayatın Yapıları, Mübadele Oyunları, Dünyanın Zamanı-3 Cilt)

    Fernand Braudel Çevirmen: Mehmet Ali Kılıçbay İmge, Ocak 2004 Ümit Çalık* BRAUDEL: Finans tarihi açısından incelediğim Maddi Uygarlık isimli üç ciltlik eserin yazarı Fernand Braudel 1902-1985 yılları arasında yaşamış bir Fransız tarihçidir. Yazarın tarih alanında verdiği en önemli eserlerden ilki; 1949 yılında yayımlanan İkinci Filip döneminde Akdeniz ve Akdeniz Dünyası isimli eseridir. Braudel’ in biyografisini anlatan…

  • Genel

    LOS ANGELES

    LOS ANGELES: “Either exist as you are or be as you look” Los Angeles (LA) is located in Southern California which takes place in the western part of the United States (US). With its 3,792,621 population, it is the second most crowded city in US. However, LA must be considered as a metropolitan area instead…

  • Genel

    PARIS

    PARIS “It is Paying the Price for Being a Global City” In this volume, Paris the capital city of France, which is also the fifth strongest economy of the world, has been examined in detail from a globalisation perspective. BY FATIH EREN | June 2012 Paris is located at the north of France. With its…

  • Genel

    BEIJING

    BEIJING: Humanistic City In this volume, Beijing which is the capital city of the most populous country of the world has been examined in detail from a globalisation perspective. BY Dr. FATIH EREN | APRIL 20, 2012 Beijing is located at the north of China. With its 19 million population, it is the second largest…

  • Genel

    BAKU

    BAKU “Baku’s Planning: for what and who?” Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, has been examined in this volume. BY FATİH EREN | DECEMBER 11, 2011 Azerbaijan stands at the crossing point of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is a resource-rich country and it is located on very important energy and transportation corridors; so…

  • Genel

    NAIROBI

    NAIROBI: “Needs to Feel the Positive Effects of Globalisation…” Written by FATİH EREN Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, who hosts the world’s biggest refugee camps, has been examined in this volume. Kenya is the most developed and the most influential country in East Africa; and, Nairobi is the most populous and one of the…

  • Genel

    CAIRO

    CAIRO “Ready to change its fortune…”* BY FATIH EREN** | 08.06.2011 Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, who is under strong global impact has been examined in this volume. Egypt is a transcontinental country which is located at the intersection of the North Africa and the Southwest Asia. The country has a 80 million population…

  • Genel

    BANGKOK

    BANGKOK  “A Wonderful City for Tourists, not for Bangkokians!” By Fatih Eren | 24.03.2011   A very interesting city, Bangkok, which was the capital city of Thailand, has been examined in this volume. Thailand is located at the heart of Southeast Asia. The country has a 68,2 million population and 6 millions of this population is living…

  • Genel

    SAO PAULO

    SAO PAULO  “It can not get any worse” By Fatih Eren | 29 December 2010   I am going on analysing localities under global concern. A very problematic city, ‘Sao Paulo’, is going to be examined in detail in this volume. Sao Paulo is located at the southern part of Brazil. With its population over 20…

  • Genel

    BUCHAREST

    BUCHAREST* “It is a city still figuring outwhat it wants to be” By Fatih EREN | 24 September 2010 Initially wanted to analyse Bucharest as a global city in this section because Bucharest is at a stage of economic, social and physical transition as a result of global concern which started especially after 2005. Bucharest is…

  • Genel

    Debate: Agni Makes China Insecure-1

    BY ANTONY OU | APRIL 19, 2012 Antony Ou (China Representative of CESRAN) speaks on Live Broadcast of The Times of India – The Newshour. In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists — Antony Ou, China Representative, Centre for strategic research & Analysis (CESRAN); Maj Gen (retd) G D Bakshi, Former Research Fellow,…

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  • 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),…

  • Outbidding in Times of Uncertainty – Post-conflict transitions and competitive violence.

    Large bombings, only days apart, in Bogota and Derry/Londonderry have put paid to any notions of a simple peace process in either country. These events show that the two very different conflicts display many of the same dynamics. Both countries have seen increasingly fragmented peace processes, with multiple non-state actors and intransient splinter groups vying…

  • The inherent dangers of secrecy in the US foreign policy

    Since the Vietnam War, officials of the United States have increasingly abused the essential democratic safeguards of accountability and an informed citizenry in apparent attempts to protect themselves from being held accountable for their actions. They use secrecy and disinformation to prevent the American people from obtaining the information they need to evaluate their government’s…

  • 18th Issue of Political Reflection Magazine is Out Now!

    Vol. V | No. I – January-February-March 2019 To Download the Magazine Click Here… CONTENTS 05-06…..World News by Furkan Sahin 09-14…..The Ideological Potential of Climate Change: (Post) Politics in the Age of Global Warming by Miguel Angel Zhan Dai 15-18…..Yemen Civil War: A Conflict That Has Never Ended by Dr. I. Aytac Kadioglu 21-25…..NATO: The Shifting Sands of an Alliance by…

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