Three Main Blocks For a Political Solution to the Syrian Crisis

Three Main Blocks For a Political Solution to the Syrian Crisis

Three Main Blocks For a Political Solution to the Syrian Crisis Abstract The Syrian crisis is often referred as a “proxy war” implying that domestic...

Turkey’s Geopolitical Dilemma: Dogma of ‘In the Middle’

Turkey’s Geopolitical Dilemma: Dogma of ‘In the Middle’

*Source: Carlos Delgado © Turkey’s Geopolitical Dilemma: Dogma of ‘In the Middle’ Abstract Many manoeuvres made within interior and foreign affairs axes throughout Turkey’s political history...

Turkish Security Models for South Caucasus Region

Turkish Security Models for South Caucasus Region

Turkish Security Models for South Caucasus Region Introduction The changes made in the political map of the world in the ‘90s of the 20th century...

A Close Look to EU’s 2014 Progress Report for Turkey: Another Winter Coming for EU-Turkey Relations?

A Close Look to EU’s 2014 Progress Report for Turkey: Another Winter Coming for EU-Turkey Relations?

A Close Look to EU’s 2014 Progress Report for Turkey: Another Winter Coming for EU-Turkey Relations? It was not long ago when the new European...

Bringing the War Home:  Paris Carnage as Islamic State’s 9/11

Bringing the War Home: Paris Carnage as Islamic State’s 9/11

*Source: AFP / Georges Gobet © Bringing the War Home:[1] Paris Carnage as Islamic State’s 9/11 Abstract The terrorist attacks between 7th and 9th of...

Visionary Failure: on Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Visionary Failure: on Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Visionary Failure: on Turkey’s Foreign Policy Following Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s election as Turkey’s president in August 2014, the governing Justice and Development Party announced that...

AKP’s Machiavellian Victory: How It Happened and What It Means for Turkey

AKP’s Machiavellian Victory: How It Happened and What It Means for Turkey

AKP’s Machiavellian Victory: How It Happened and What It Means for Turkey Abstract After five months in uncharted waters, Turkey’s future suddenly looks more predictable...

Presidentialism Debates in Turkey

Presidentialism Debates in Turkey

Presidentialism Debates in Turkey* Abstract With the adoption of the principle of popular presidential election in Turkey following the 2007 referendum, discussions on Turkey’s political...

Turkey: Nearing the End of its “Winter Sleep”

Turkey: Nearing the End of its “Winter Sleep”

Turkey: Nearing the End of its “Winter Sleep” Abstract AKP (Justice and Development Party), which came to power  in 2002, managed to get 43% of...

The Change Brought by the 2015 Elections:  From Elected Authoritarianism towards Democracy?

The Change Brought by the 2015 Elections: From Elected Authoritarianism towards Democracy?

The Change Brought by the 2015 Elections: rom Elected Authoritarianism towards Democracy? Abstract This article illustrates voters’ preferences in four different elections in order to...