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The KRG s Independence Bid Spells Trouble
The KRG’s Independence Bid Spells Trouble

An independent Iraqi Kurdistan would probably lead to yet another round of conflict in Iraq’s never-ending civil war. In...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Turkey s Balance of Power Politics in the Axis of
Turkey’s Balance of Power Politics in the Axis of Europe, US, and Russia

Today, the most prominent threats to Turkey’s security emerges from the current policies of the U.S. and German...

Friday, September 15, 2017

UK updates Turkey travel listing
UK updates Turkey travel listing

British Foreign Office tells citizens that groups which are not illegal in UK may be proscribed in Turkey

Friday, September 8, 2017

Russia s Grand Strategy Threats Risks and Obstacles
Russia’s Grand Strategy: Threats, Risks and Obstacles

The real challenge for Russia is tied to her ability in dealing with internal structural problems and its relationship...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Will the Trump Administration s Syria Policy Change after the
Will the Trump Administration’s Syria Policy Change after the Chemical Attack?

Turkey should be neither too pessimist nor too optimist especially after Rex Tillerson’s statements on Syria, which were...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Turkey is Consolidating its Power While Facing Newly Shaped Multidimensional
Turkey is Consolidating its Power While Facing Newly Shaped Multidimensional Threats in Syria

It seems that the US foreign policy priorities happen to line up with PYD which causes ramping up of divergence between...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Towards a New Strategic Partnership between Turkey and the Gulf
Towards a New Strategic Partnership between Turkey and the Gulf?

The close cooperation between Turkey and the Gulf countries on issues like Syria, DAESH, Iran and regional stability will...

Monday, March 6, 2017

The PKK s Child Soldiers
The PKK’s Child Soldiers

The PKK counts thousands of child soldiers among its ranks of fighters, and they are often forced or coerced into taking...

Monday, January 16, 2017

How Terror Organizations in Turkey Instrumentalize Social Media
How Terror Organizations in Turkey Instrumentalize Social Media

Defending everything in the name of freedom of press blindly and carelessly no matter what human and state security...

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Collapse of the HDP s Politics
The Collapse of the HDP’s Politics

Perhaps many of the Kurds have not yet spoken aloud, but the clear majority has deeply buried the PKK in the very trenches...

Monday, January 9, 2017

As Washington looks to divide the Middle East Turkey pins
As Washington looks to divide the Middle East, Turkey pins Hopes on Democracy

As Washington seeks to leave a fragmented Syria and Iraq, Turkey, facing grave security threats emanating from that very...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Vicious Cycle of Increasing PKK Terror and Hardening Security
The Vicious Cycle of Increasing PKK Terror and Hardening Security Policies in Turkey

The overwhelming idea in society is that the PKK is using the HDP for recruitment, propaganda and logistical support...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Strategic Goal and Operational Context of the Euphrates Shield
Strategic Goal and Operational Context of the Euphrates Shield

The Euphrates Shield is intended to create a terror-free zone cleared of Daesh and PYD/PKK terrorists by the setting of a...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Turkey's Double-Edged Strategy to Bring Regional Stability
Turkey's Double-Edged Strategy to Bring Regional Stability

Daesh militants in Jarablus were removed in a few hours and the city was recaptured within a day, a mission that other...

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Impact of the Syrian Civil War on Identity Groups
The Impact of the Syrian Civil War on Identity Groups in Turkey

People living in the cities bordering Syria and Iraq are experiencing this tension more intensely. If not skillfully...

Monday, July 11, 2016

Security Vulnerability and the Reorganization Dilemma What s Next after
Security Vulnerability and the Reorganization Dilemma: What’s Next after the Failed Coup Attempt?

Internationally, Turkey can also revise its relations with NATO for a stronger position in the alliance. Traditional NATO...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

PKK s Syria Branch PYD A Violent Non-State Actor and
PKK’s Syria Branch PYD: A Violent Non-State Actor and its Controversial Legitimacy

Founded by the PKK terrorist organization in 2003, PYD developed into a critical actor in Syria after 2011. Currently led...

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Geneva Talks and Syria in its Aftermath
The Geneva Talks and Syria in its Aftermath

The Geneva Talks held in order to find a diplomatic solution to the Syria problem failed as expected and attention is now...

Monday, March 14, 2016

Turkey s Settlement Process Back to the Original Positions
Turkey’s Settlement Process: Back to the Original Positions?

The post-2013 process of settlement created a plural political environment conducive to the elaboration of all political...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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