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  • Americas, Interviews

    Interview with Professor Katharyne Mitchell

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    Dr Ozgur Tufekci & Dr Rahman Dag oztufekci@cesran.org & rahman.dag@cesran.org Published in Political Reflection Magazine | Vol. 6 | No 4 | Issue 25 Question: Before moving on to substantive questions, we would like to ask you a personal question. It might seem to be a cliché, but we still wonder that what made you…

  • Russia and Eurasia

    Assessing the Risk of Renewed Hostilities in the South Caucasus

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    Richard Giragosian* director@regional-studies.org Published in Political Reflection Magazine | Vol. 6 | No 5 | Issue 25 Despite the challenges of managing a serious public health crisis and a sweeping economic downturn from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; the South Caucasus has once again become embroiled in renewed conflict.  Since July, when an Azerbaijani…

  • CESRAN Blog, Russia and Eurasia

    25th Issue is Online Now!

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    Vol. VI | No. IV – October-November-December 2020 To Download the Magazine Click Here… CONTENTS 05-13….. World News by Ebru Birinci 15-20….. The Jungle Grows Back How can We Redefine the Future World Order in the Tension of Power and Ideas? by Marco Marsili 22-29….. Interview With Professor Katharyne Mitchell by Ozgur Tufekci & Rahman…

  • Europe

    Serbia, BiH optimistic about new chapter in ties

    By E. Izmirli, I. Jovanovic, A. Prlenda | 30 April 2010   A new page was turned in relations between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) last week as leaders agreed to mend strained ties. Serbian President Boris Tadic and BiH Presidency Chairman Haris Silajdzic’s meeting in Istanbul yielded a joint declaration underlining “a joint vision for…

  • Europe

    Why Turks Hate Each Other So Much

    By Mustafa Akyol | 13 April 2010   In such a divided country, people tend to think in terms of ‘us’ against ‘them.’ The latter includes not just people with whom you disagree politically, but also clash existentially   Two days ago, Ahmet Türk, the former leader of the former Democratic Society Party, or DTP, suffered a…

  • Europe

    De Kermabon: Status Quo Unsustainable in Northern Kosovo

    By Linda Karadaku | 12/04/10 The EU has decided to increase its presence in northern Kosovo with the March 26th opening of the EU House office in Mitrovica. Attending the opening was EU facilitator for the north Italian diplomat Michael Giffoni, European Commission Liaison Office in Kosovo officer Kjartan Bjornsson and EULEX chief Yves de Kermabon.  …

  • Europe

    Serbia’s Parliament Apologizes for Srebrenica Massacre

    By Stefan Bos | 31 March 2010 Serbia’s parliament has apologized for the massacre of 8,000 Muslims by Bosnian-Serb forces in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995.  But, the declaration does not directly call the crime “genocide”, as survivors had demanded. After 13 hours of debate Serbia’s parliament adopted a resolution condemning Europe’s worst massacre since…

  • Europe

    Europe Watch: French Warships to Russia

    Scott Lucas | 05 March 2010   On Wednesday Russia, fulfilling an agreement in principle reached four weeks ago, announced that it plans to buy four Mistral-class warships from France.   French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that, with the first deal between a NATO member and a former Soviet state, he wanted to turn the page…

  • Europe

    Greek Disease

    Inside the New Sick Man of Europe.   Nicole Itano 19 February 2010   The first time I tried to apply for my Greek residence permit, there was no one there to take my application. To the bemusement of the lawyer who accompanied me, the office was shut in honor of — no joke —…

  • Europe

    Lessons from Ukraine: Recent elections mark a sharp decline in the US influence in the region

    Prof. Bulent Gokay   17 February 2010   The recent election results, humiliating defeat of pro-Western Victor Yushchenko, in the Ukraine were a repudiation of the ‘Orange Revolution’ of 2004. Winning just over 5 percent of the vote, the Ukrainian people issues a clear rejection of Yushchenko and his pro-Western policies.  The ‘Orange Revolution’ was…

  • Europe

    Yanukovych Won. Get Over It.

    Christian Caryl 08 February 2010   So Ukraine has elected a new president. The winner is Viktor Yanukovych. Remember him? He was the bad guy in the Orange Revolution, back at the end of 2004. The voting masses rose up in protest against dirty tricks at the ballot box committed by Yanukovych and his pro-Moscow…

  • Europe

    EU chooses unknowns for new top jobs

    Honor Mahony   EU leaders have chosen Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy to be the first president of the European Council, while UK trade commissioner Catherine Ashton will become the bloc’s foreign policy chief.   Welcoming the decision on Thursday evening (19 November), Swedish leader Fredrik Reinfeldt said: “What we were seeking were people…

  • Europe

    EU Selects New President

    Lisa Bryant   The European Union has chosen its first full-time president – Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy. Leaders of the 27-member bloc also chose a woman for the second top job – British commissioner Catherine Ashton, who will be the EU’s new foreign policy chief  At a press conference in Brussels, the European…

  • Europe

    US Supports BiH, Montenegro for NATO MAP

    Antonio Prlenda   Seven Southeast European countries’ defence ministers and the US Department of Defence met in Sarajevo on Wednesday (November 18th) to discuss further regional co-operation and the NATO enlargement process.   The meeting — the 5th involving the US-Adriatic Charter defence ministers — was attended by Albanian Deputy Minister Arian Starova, Bosnia and…

  • Europe

    Europe after the Berlin Wall: 4 Surprises

    Moisés Naím   The fall of the Berlin Wall was bad news for sovietologists. Thousands of spies, military officers, diplomats, professors, journalists and assorted experts made a living studying the Soviet Union. None predicted its collapse.   But if the sudden and peaceful end of the Soviet empire was a surprise, the effects of the…

  • Europe

    Berlin Wall Remembrances Vary

    Judith Latham    The demise of the Berlin Wall and all it stood for hold different memories for different people. Overt joy was the emotion felt by many in the West, seeing it as a symbol for the end of the tyranny of communist control. For others, there were mixed emotions. In the former Soviet…

  • Europe

    EU military chiefs nervous about Lisbon Treaty implications

    Valentina Pop   EU military chiefs are nervous that their advice will not carry the same weight once the new Lisbon Treaty is in place and that the planned diplomatic service will not contain enough experienced military personnel.   Europe’s chiefs of defence gathered in Brussels on Wednesday (4 November) to review all military operations…

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  • 25th Issue is Online Now!

    Vol. VI | No. IV – October-November-December 2020 To Download the Magazine Click Here… CONTENTS 05-13….. World News by Ebru Birinci 15-20….. The Jungle Grows Back How can We Redefine the Future World Order in the Tension of Power and Ideas? by Marco Marsili 22-29….. Interview With Professor Katharyne Mitchell by Ozgur Tufekci & Rahman…

  • 24th Issue is Online Now!

    Vol. VI | No. III – July-August-September 2020 To Download the Magazine Click Here… CONTENTS 05-14….. World News by Ebru Birinci 17-24….. Preparedness for an Uncertain Future “The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself” by Professor Mark Meirowitz 25-39….. EU LAW vs UK LAW The Primacy of EU Law over National Law:…

  • IEPAS2020 is Going Virtual!

    Dear Friends and Colleagues, IEPAS2020 is Going Virtual! Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are holding our entire conference virtually by streaming all of the live sessions. You may participate in all of our virtual networking events. In case of missing a session, you may get full access to the replays of every session since all…

  • 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…

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