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    Think Again: Lawrence of Arabia

    John C. Hulsman   It has come full circle. It’s easy to assume that the Counterinsurgency Field Manual — the U.S. military’s new, post-Iraq-surge bible on unconventional warfare — is something of a revolution in military thought. Afghanistan itself is rewriting the rules of war every day, it seems. But history has a funny way of repeating itself….

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    Clear-Eyed Engagement

    The Honorable William S. Cohen, former secretary of defense. Interview with Middle East Bulletin.   You told The Washington Times in July that you’ve noticed that the leaders of the Gulf States are far more concerned about the Iranian nuclear program than about Israel. What are their concerns and what kind of way forward do they suggest?…

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    Geopolitics for Swindlers

    Yulia Latynina   President Dmitry Medvedev visited Ulan Bator on Aug. 25 and 26 and signed a commercial agreement with the Mongolian authorities. Hardly a month passes without Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin or, in rare cases, Medvedev visiting one exotic country after another and signing ground-breaking commercial agreements. This summer alone,…

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    Putin’s Golden Age

    Alexei Bayer   Rereading my recent Moscow Times columns, I find that their negative tone conveys a wrong impression. Actually, I believe that the decade since Vladimir Putin became prime minister has been Russia’s Golden Age. I’m eager to set the record straight — not only because it is August, often a calamitous month in…

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    Nobel Prize for Tatarstan’s Leader?

    A nongovernmental organization in Tatarstan has proposed the republic’s president, Mintimer Shaimiyev, for a Nobel Prize, Kommersant reported Wednesday.   The NGO, Sozvezdiye-Yoldyzlyk, published an open letter asking the Nobel Prize committee to nominate Shaimiyev because his “confident rule” of the republic shows that “the future belongs to educated people of high moral guidelines.” The…

  • Politics

    Western Optimism and Eastern Pessimism

    Boris Kagarlitsky  Germany and France announced their latest victory over the crisis last week. Both countries showed slight economic growth of 0.3 percent over the summer months. Enthusiasm that they had pulled out of recession revived stock markets, fueling their upward climb. In actuality, there is no reason to start talking about the end of…

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    US Senator Edward Kennedy, Heir of Powerful Family, Dies

    U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, the elder statesman of America’s most famous political family, is dead at the age of 77 (born 2/22/32) after a battle with brain cancer. He was the youngest brother of slain President John Kennedy. The life of the Massachusetts’ Democrat was marked by both achievement and controversy. Senator Kennedy was a…

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    Understanding the End of the Cold War

    Nicholas Kitchen     The end of the Cold War is arguably the most important event to hit the discipline of international relations since the first chair in the subject was created at Aberystwyth in 1919. Academics in the field almost universally failed to predict it and our theories didn’t appear to explain it, and…

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    The Clash of Cultures and American Hegemony

    Prof. Francis Fukuyama I have been asked for this panel to reflect on the question of how the core ideas of the early 1990s on what the post-Cold War world would look like have held up over time, and how they relate to contemporary American foreign policy. The End of History has been juxtaposed to The Clash of…

  • Politics

    The Kings and I

    Francis Fukuyama I don’t feel it is my job to give advice to anyone here, particularly the presidents who spoke before me, concerning the specifics of political and economic arrangements in this region. Rather, I want to put the discussion in the larger context of broader developments in world politics, and my starting point for…

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    The Eradication of American proto-feminism: The re- conceptualizing of gender in the Indian Captivity Narrative

    Matthew Tomiak   Clear-cut gender roles as depicted in the early “Indian Captivity Narratives,” a genre that represented “arguably the first American literary form dominated by women’s experiences as captives, story-tellers, writers, and readers,” could be seen as literary precursors to Richard White’s “Middle Ground” theory. Although White is not primarily concerned with the role…

  • Politics

    Nabucco’ya “Gaz Verenler”

    Mazhar Yasin Tüylüoğlu   Uluslararası İlişkiler ve Dünya Gündemi Analizleri‘ni kurduğum günden beri ilk kez bir konu hakkında arka arkaya iki ayrı yazı yayınlamış olacağım fakat Nabucco, bundan daha fazlasını hak eden bir proje. Önceki yazıda genel bilgiler ve yorumlara yer vermiş, derine inememiştik. Bu yazıda ise Nabucco Projesi’nde dikkati çekmeyen, üzerinde durulmayan ve basında fazlaca…

  • Politics

    Baku Becomes a Question Mark for Nabucco Project

    Jessica Powley Hayden   The Nabucco pipeline project took a major step forward when five transit countries recently signed an agreement after years of hesitation. But at least one wild card remains in the path of the project’s realization — Azerbaijan. Although Baku has voiced strong support for Nabucco, experts caution that the country’s recent gas…

CESRAN Blog

  • CESRAN Int. 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 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index ranked CESRAN International 75th among the World’s “Top Environment Policy Think Tanks” 153rd among the World’s “Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks” 81st among the World’s “Best Independent…

  • 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…

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