Sadık Ünay

Sadık Ünay

Sadik Unay completed his B.A. in Politics and International Relations at Bogazici University. He continued with his M.A. and Ph.D. studies at Manchester University. He is currently a faculty member at Istanbul University, Economics department.
From hegemonic stability to chaotic power politics

From hegemonic stability to chaotic power politics

August 27, 2018
For years the realist school in international political economy argued that the state was the primary actor in the anarchical global system, that relative gains were more important than absolute gains and that the use of force was the ultimate instrument of statecraft in international affairs. Robert G.
Speculative attacks and foreign policy

Speculative attacks and foreign policy

August 12, 2018
In the world of intense financial integration inflows and outflows of short-term capital, or hot money to use the popular jargon, acquires tremendous importance as a determinant of macroeconomic stability. Especially for countries suffering from serious budget, trade and balance of payments deficits, the timely and sustained provision of sufficient financial sources in order to maintain economic growth momentum becomes a critical political issue.
New era of democratic governance and development

New era of democratic governance and development

July 1, 2018
Turkey is ready to move to another level in the transformation trajectory of its democracy and development narrative under presidentialism by restructuring the public administration, macroeconomic governance and state-business-society relations.
Taking Stock of Turkey's Historic Elections

Taking Stock of Turkey's Historic Elections

June 28, 2018
The June 24 elections were the first general elections that were held in the aftermath of the failed military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, and as such they represented the dawn of democratic normalization and a potential end to the state of emergency that was declared after the coup.
Managing the economy in the new era

Managing the economy in the new era

June 15, 2018
Institutional reforms in macroeconomic management are important both because Turkey is going through a rough patch alongside many emerging economies in the face of interest rate hikes in the U.S. and contracting global liquidity; and economic success constitutes one of the most important elements of sustained political legitimacy.
Restructuring Macroeconomic Governance in the Presidential System

Restructuring Macroeconomic Governance in the Presidential System

June 13, 2018
Turkey is heading for a systemic transformation towards the “Presidential Government System” under such difficult global conditions. But it is exactly these difficult conditions that make Turkey’s systemic transition more important and inevitable.
Turkey's elections and the potential implications

Turkey's elections and the potential implications

June 9, 2018
Major challenges require unconventional responses, and Turkey is preparing to produce an unconventional and comprehensive systemic response to the major and multifaceted challenges it faces in various areas.
Global hegemonic competition focuses on East Asia

Global hegemonic competition focuses on East Asia

June 3, 2018
As the new site of international hegemonic competition, East Asia perfectly reflects the multipolar character of the global system.
Turkish economy robust enough to weather storms

Turkish economy robust enough to weather storms

May 26, 2018
Turkey's economic governance architecture is robust enough to withstand domestic and international shocks and will weather many storms to come.
Don't cry for Al-Quds take a stand for justice

Don't cry for Al-Quds, take a stand for justice

May 19, 2018
The first mission for the leaders of the Islamic world would be to display unwavering solidarity with the Palestinian cause and oppose unilateral provocations to determine the international status of Al-Quds.