Hasan Yücel

Hasan Yücel

Hasan Yücel completed his undergraduate studies in law the Ankara University (2014), and holds an LLM from College of Europe in Belgium (2015). He interned at the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Netherlands for 8 months. He worked as a researcher at Beijing Normal University in China for 6 months. He joined the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands as an external PhD candidate in 2016. He is currently working as a non-resident visiting researcher at SETA DC.
Trump s Executive Order to Institute Sanctions Against Iran Are

Trump’s Executive Order to Institute Sanctions Against Iran: Are They Back on the Rails?

August 31, 2018
It is fair to state that the Trump administration is desirous of punishing the Iranian regime. However, the administration’s tough stance is, in fact, twofold. By framing a ‘zero’ policy, the U.S. administration not only intends to strain the financial capacity of the Iranian regime, but also demands other countries to reduce their exports from Iran to zero.
Trump's Sanctions Strategy and the Andrew Brunson Case

Trump's Sanctions Strategy and the Andrew Brunson Case

August 3, 2018
It is reported that the scope of sanctions against Turkish officials may broaden, including many more individuals and entities. It is fair to conclude that these legal tools were used to gain a leverage in U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
How Can an Evangelical Pastor Influence Turkey US Relations

How Can an Evangelical Pastor Influence Turkey–US Relations?

July 30, 2018
A 50-year-old evangelical pastor of the Izmir Resurrection Church has been living in Turkey since 1993. He has now become a source of controversy in the bilateral relationship between Turkey and the U.
Will the EU Keep the JCPOA Alive

Will the EU Keep the JCPOA Alive?

July 10, 2018
While the EU’s grand effort to keep the JCPOA alive seems to fail in the future, unlike the U.S., the participant countries have shown that they still maintain the channel of communication with the government of Iran.
What are the Legal Implications of Withdrawing from the Iran

What are the Legal Implications of Withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal?

May 24, 2018
While the Trump administration’s decision may cause increased conflict with Europe, the disregard for the international community’s interests and laws was not a complete surprise for the international community, and neither was the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal.
US Support to YPG Violation of US National Law

US Support to YPG: Violation of US National Law

February 15, 2018
The support the U.S. administration provides to the offshoots of the PKK constitutes serious contradictions and casts doubts on the rule of law principle.