Serhan Afacan

Serhan Afacan

Serhan Afacan holds a BA in history and international relations. He also has a PhD in Iranian history. His research focuses on the social history of Iran in the early twentieth century. Dr. Afacan is the Executive Editor at the Center for Iranian Studies in Ankara.
Is Trump s Maximum Pressure Policy against Iran working

Is Trump’s Maximum Pressure Policy against Iran working?

August 9, 2019
Trump’s maximum pressure policy is working but apparently not to the advantage of regional and global peace and stability. Although sustainable regional peace is a distant dream under the present circumstances, the de-escalation of the current crises can serve as a promising starting point.
The Politics of Uncertainty in Iran

The Politics of Uncertainty in Iran

March 14, 2019
Zarif’s resignation showed that there is a complex balance between Iran’s conservatives and the reformist-moderate camp and a government crisis is what Iran needs the least.    
The Geopolitical Crisis in the Caucasus Ukraine and the Middle

The Geopolitical Crisis in the Caucasus, Ukraine, and the Middle East

September 21, 2016
The New Turkey interviewed Professor Şener Aktürk and talked about the present international developments with regard to the geopolitical crisis in the Caucasus, Ukraine, and the Middle East.
How Did Iranians Approach the Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

How Did Iranians Approach the Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey?

August 17, 2016
Fortunately, many Iranians inside the country see any coup attempt as categorically damnable, as they welcome the popular resistance in Turkey that heroically crushed the putschists on July 15.
The 2016 Elections in Iran

The 2016 Elections in Iran

May 10, 2016
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent a clear message to friends and foes alike that Turkey is strictly against sectarian policies and denounced any attempts at deepening the divide between Sunnis and Shiites.
On Nationalism Ethnicity and Ethnicity Regimes

On Nationalism, Ethnicity and Ethnicity Regimes

March 25, 2016
What is ethnicity? And what is a nation? How do states' ethnicity policies are constructed? Why and how do they change?