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    ‘Turkey should change bridge rhetoric’

    Prof. Mustafa Aydın   Turkey is not a bridge and I think we should forget using this rhetoric. We should drop this rhetoric from Turkish foreign policy. We are a kind of melting pot, a hub, a political, cultural, strategic hub, whatever you would like to call it. A center where people can meet together, talk…

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    The Sources of an Obama Doctrine

    Nicholas Kitchen   Three pieces I’ve read this week caught my attention: the first on Barack Obama’s response to being asked to describe the ‘Obama Doctrine’ in foreign policy; the second on the rise of progressivism in American domestic politics and the third about the ‘insane’ reaction of the American right to all things Obama.

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    The 2009 Failed States Index

        It is a sobering time for the world’s most fragile countries—virulent economic crisis, countless natural disasters, and government collapse. This year, we delve deeper than ever into just what went wrong—and who is to blame.   Yemen may not yet be front-page news, but it’s being watched intently these days in capitals worldwide….

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    Historical Revisionism and George W. Bush

    Nick Kitchen   Reading today Mark Tractenberg’s typically thorough piece on Preventative War and US Foreign Policy, (Security Studies 16. 1) I was struck by just how much scholarship there now is that revises the initial assessments of the Bush Doctrine – that it was a radical (and unwelcome) departure from the American Foreign Policy tradition.  

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    Afghanistan Civilian Deaths: US Military Un-Apologises

    Scott Lucas     l Jazeera’s headline this morning cleverly uses scare quotes: “US Military ‘Confirms’ Afghan Deaths”. The raised eyebrows over “confirm” are justified, however. While “a senior military official” told the press, in advance of a formal briefing on Friday, that, yes, US airstrikes had killed civilians, he was quick to shift responsibility. According…

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    Türkiye ve Irak İlişkileri: Güneş Operasyonu’ ndan Cumhurbaşkanı Abdullah Gül`ün Ziyaretine

    Kadri Kaan Renda   ankara`nın Irak politikasının iki temel parametresi Irak`ın bütünlüğünün korunması ve PKK ile mücadeledir.[1] Bu bağlamda Ankara 2003 yılından beri Irak`ın toprak bütünlüğünün korunması için uluslararası arenada sürekli girişimlerde bulunmaktadır.  Türk diplomasisinin inisifiyatiyle yapılan Irak’ın komşularının ve diğer bölge ülkelerin katıldığı toplantılar, Türkiye’nin konuyu çeşitli platformlarda gündeme getirmesi bu girişimlerden sadece bazılarıdır. Bunun yanında…

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    The Axis of Upheaval

    Niall Ferguson   Forget Iran, Iraq, and North Korea—Bush’s “Axis of Evil.” As economic calamity meets political and social turmoil, the world’s worst problems may come from countries like Somalia, Russia, and Mexico. And they’re just the beginning.   Seven years ago, in his State of the Union address on Jan. 29, 2002, U.S. President…

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    Political Warfare Old and New: The State and Private Groups in the Formation of the National Endowment for Democracy

    Robert Pee       On 8 June 1982, Ronald Reagan gave a speech to the British Parliament calling for a global crusade for democracy. The practical outcome of this was the creation, in December 1983, of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The NED was an autonomous non-governmental organisation (NGO) consisting of four foundations:…

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    Smart Power and US Leadership: A Critique of Joseph Nye

    Paul Cammack     Joseph Nye’s much reiterated insistence on the importance of ‘soft power’ is invariably deployed to support the argument that in the absence of a credible alternative the United States can and must lead in global affairs in the twenty-first century world. He has argued consistently over two decades, and continues to…

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    Turkey’s EU accession and democratization process

    Dr. Murat Tümay*   The European Union is undoubtedly one of the major success stories to emerge from a violent century that saw millions of Europeans lose their lives in hostilities and conflict.   The European Union could be described as a liberal, democratic and voluntary empire expanding continuously outward as some other countries seek…

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    Think-Tankler ve Dış Politika: Türkiye Ve ABD Örneği

                         Alper Tolga Bulut**                                                                                        Fatma Akkan Güngör***     GİRİŞ   Siyasal liderler, önde gelen bürokratlar ve her iki gruba da tavsiyelerde bulunan uzman kuruluşlar arasındaki ilişki, siyasal karar alma süreci üzerine çalışan akademisyenler için son derece önemlidir. Politik danışmanlık yapan kişi ve kurumlar, uzman görüşlerini, siyasal…

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    System or Unit: Why do Dyadic Relations Differ?

    Kadri Kaan Renda   Most of the students of international relations are steeped in the debates on the concept of anarchy. Not only neorealist school builds its arguments on the assumption that the international system is anarchic and consequently states are compelled to conduct their foreign policies with respect to the anarchic nature of international…

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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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