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The Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN) was founded by a group of academics in 2008. CESRAN is a non-partisan, non-profit international think-tank committed itself to advancing academic research in the field of political science and international relations and providing expertise to decision-makers at public and private sectors. CESRAN not only contributes to the spread of different ideas and values around the globe but also aims to become a forum where various views are freely debated regardless of any race and religion, and where new ideas are born collectively. Inspired by its motto ‘Advancing Diversity’, CESRAN believes in the uniqueness of every individual, and thus regards differences as a starting point for cooperation. Ultimately, CESRAN promotes all collective efforts aiming to sustain more peaceful, developed, enlightened world which is free of all prejudices.

The underlying motive behind the foundation of CESRAN is the very need to bridge the gap between the students of international relations and practitioners of international politics. In this regard, the main ideal is gathering academics, experts, policy analysts who differ in their backgrounds and perspectives around CESRAN in order to yield fresh and illuminating insights as to how international relations is carried out in a globalizing world. CESRAN’s organizational structure, which is comprised of the Executive Office, the Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors.

In a globalizing world where anything can have dramatic effects on world politics it is no wonder that clear and broad policy recommendations are to be produced by institutions that maintain close contacts with academia as well as policy-making world. It is for this reason that CESRAN aims to establish close contacts with and between politicians, bureaucrats, business people, and academics alike.

Given that international relations entails multidisciplinary endeavours, CESRAN espouses the belief that better insights into world politics can be provided as a result of collaborative research of different experts who are specialized in diverse areas such as international relations theories, security studies, geopolitics, international political economy, international organizations, and public policy. Even though the research interests of our staff range widely, international politics, international political economy and security studies remain the primary research focus of CESRAN.

CESRAN puts particular emphasis on the education of political science and international relations. Moreover, CESRAN has established partnerships with various institutions and research centres and is keen to have collaboration with other institutions, organizations or universities which have similar interests. These partnerships will help CESRAN to become an international research organization, and eventually they will produce authoritative, up-to-date knowledge in the field of international relations.

Our mission is to become a leading think-tank on strategic and diplomatic studies, a source of influential ideas in international relations, and a forum of discussions on various topics ranging from foreign policy analysis to the theories of international relations to international political economy. As part of its academic goals, CESRAN issues three peer-reviewed international journals:

In addition to these scholarly journals, CESRAN publishes a semi-academic quarterly called Political Reflection Magazine (PR), and two research papers called CESRAN papers, Turkey Focus Policy Brief, and CESRAN Policy Brief.

CESRAN welcomes contributions from other experts and academics, advanced doctoral research students, and those with a professional or academic interest in political and science and international relations.

CESRAN’s activities are funded by individual memberships and voluntary contributions. CESRAN has no allegiance to any government, or to any political or other organization.

CESRAN Blog

  • 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…

  • 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 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index ranked CESRAN International 141st among the World’s “Top Think Tanks in Western Europe” 76th among the World’s “Top Environment Policy Think Tanks” 152nd among the World’s “Top Foreign Policy…

  • New Issue is Out Now!

    Vol. IV | No. V – October-November-December 2018 To Download the Magazine Click Here… CONTENTS 04-06…..World News by Furkan Sahin  08-20…..Terrorism in Syria and Beyond: An Interview with Prof. Alain Gabon by Dr. Rahman Dag 22-24…..Erdogan’s Best Shot is Still in the West by Dr. Murat Ulgul 26-30…..Raqqa vs Kobani – Terrorism vs Revolution by Dr. Rahman Dag 32-34…..Future of…

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