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  • Africa, Cesran News, Turkey and Neighbourhood

    The 20th Issue of The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development is Out Now!

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    The 20th issue of the rest: journal of politics and development is out now. Download the issue here… TABLE OF CONTENTS Research Articles Three Ways to Explore the BRICS (Possible) Impact on the Future Global Order By Francesco Petrone The State at a Traffic Jam: Resource Endowment and the Challenges of National Development in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic…

  • CESRAN Blog, Europe

    24th Issue is Online Now!

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    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:…

  • Interviews, Middle East

    Interview With Professor Adeeb Khalid

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    by Dr Ozgur Tufekci & Dr Rahman Dag Question: Your academic researches and career on Islam in Central Asia well deserve great respect. In the early 1990s, researching Islam in Soviet territories was not something expected to study, especially considering the strict secular stance of communist ideology against religion, Islam. Thus, we wonder that if…

  • Russia and Eurasia

    COVID-19 Crisis Deepening in Azerbaijan

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    by Javadbay Khalilzada* Unexpectedly, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world severely and most countries were unprepared. Like major powers, small states were also stumbling to take necessary measures. Azerbaijan, located in the South Caucasus, is one of the countries that failed to manage the crisis deepening in the country. Although the country has comparatively more…

  • Film Reviews

    The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey

    Turnıng to a never-endıng 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! In 1997, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s “The Lord of…

  • Film Reviews

    Revolution

    Watching a TV series is a great time investment compared to enjoying a movie. That is why, I feel quite picky before taking the risk of being a follower of several seasons. After watching NBC’s new TV drama Revolution’s trailer and reading about its plot a bit, I decided to take the risk. I watch…

  • Film Reviews

    Khuda Kay Liye – In the Name of God

    The Pakistani Urdu Language Drama Film “Khuda Kay Liye (In the Name of God)”, literal translation “For God’s Sake”, is the story of misinterpretation of Islam and its backlash on the lives of people. The basic theme of this emotional 170 minutes long film revolves around the line that how much symbols of Islam are…

  • 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…

  • Film Reviews

    Shadows and Faces: The little sparks of the upcoming war

    This is a movie which can prove that a war scene between two brigades would probably not be more influential than seeing the beginning of war between two next-door neighbours. Shadows and Faces (2010) Original Title: Gölgeler ve Suretler Director: Dervis Zaim Starring: Osman Alkas, Popi Avraam, Mustafa Bolukbasi, Hazar Erguclu, Settar Tanriogen, Konstantionos Gavriel,…

  • Film Reviews

    What is so Good About The Sopranos?

    This review looks at what is quality television and what makes The Sopranos so successful. ―Quality Television‖ term has started to be used by critics and scholars after 1990s to describe a genre which contains the style, content and its subject. They use this term to qualify the television show to higher than others. But…

  • Film Reviews

    Spirited Away: A Glance at Hayao Miyazaki

    Spirited Away (the original title: Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) is Hayao Miyazaki’s animation which was made in Japan in 2001. The movie made a huge success all over the world and became the most watched movie ever in Japan. The success brought several awards such as the Golden Bear in the 52nd Berlin Film…

  • 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”…

  • 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…

CESRAN Blog

  • 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…

  • 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,…

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