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  • Paris Bombing (13 November 2015) and Western “Terrorism” Policy

    The bombing that took place in Paris with many casualties was a human tragedy and a political disaster for Western anti-terrorism policy. A day before ISIS suicide bombers in Paris, the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon demonstrated the ease with which jihadists fighting against the Assad regime are able to operate. In both cases the jihadist

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  • Interview with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emre Iseri on Energy Security

    Considering Turkey’s 2023 vision and energy policy objectives, what are the potential challenges that Turkey faces?  Do you think that Turkey is pursuing a sustainable energy policy? As a country with growing imported energy demand, which is around 70-75% at the moment, Turkey aims to reach sustainable energy future by increasing the share of local

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  • Gendered (In)Securities: Refugee Camps in Southeastern Turkey

    By Dr. Selin Akyüz* and Dr. Bezen Balamir Coşkun** Abstract Academic literature on security and securitization has been criticized for neglecting the significance of gender as a dimension of security. Literature on security within international relations discipline, whether in the West or in Turkey, has been inadequately engaged in analyzing the pervasive insecurities of women

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  • Book Review: Building a People-oriented Security Community the ASEAN Way

    Alan Collins Building a People-oriented Security Community the ASEAN Way Abingdon: Routledge, 2013, ISBN 978 0415608688, 208 p. With the possible emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, Alan Collin’s book is a very timely, well argued and elegantly structured work on ASEAN’s nascent, people-oriented security community in Southeast Asia. The author argues

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  • Book Review: New Perspectives on Human Security

    Arguably, security is a contested concept. Conventionally, national security that is state-centred and military-oriented has been predominant in the discourse on security. BY JUICHIRO TANABE | APRIL 24, 2012 However, the concept of human security, which puts individual human agency at the centre, has raised its profile academically and practically. Following this emerging reformulation and

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  • Book Review: European Union Security Dynamics: In the New National Interest

     By Janne Haaland Matlary (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2009, ISBN 9780230521889, 248 pp., £55.00 hb.) By K. Kaan Renda | 11 October 2010   The notion of security has changed significantly in the post-Cold war era. Security is not anymore understood in the traditional sense as state-centric and military-oriented. In fact, the concept of security now encompasses different sectors such

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  • Book Review: European Security Culture: Language, Theory and Policy

    By Monica Gariup Farnham: Ashgate, 2009, ISBN 9780754675556, 350 pp., £ 60.00 (hb.)   By Kadri Kaan Renda | 15 April 2010 Monica Gariup’s European Security Culture: Language, Theory and Policy is one of thefew in-depth and systematic studies on European security culture. This book focuseson the emergence of a European security culture since the foundation of

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  • 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

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  • New Book | Peace in Turkey 2023: The Question of Human Security and Conflict Transformation

    By Prof. ALPASLAN OZERDEM & Dr. TIM JACOBY Publication Date: 27 Dec 2012 ISBN-10: 0739143417 ISBN-13: 978-0739143414 Hardcover: 196 pages Publisher: Lexington Books Peace in Turkey 2023: The Question of Human Security and Conflict Transformation, by Tim Jacoby and Alpaslan Ozerdem, explores how the Kurdish conflict could possibly be transformed towards positive peace. By drawing on peace, conflict transformation and

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