COULD TURKISH ELECTIONS BE POSTPONED?
Introduction Türkiye (Turkey) as a nation has been suffering since 6 February 2023, when two devastating earthquakes hit the country’s southeastern cities. Centered in Kahramanmaraş, the disasters demolished 10 Turkish cities including Kahramanmaraş, HatayRead More »
HOW TO REDUCE TURKISH-GREEN TENSION IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN?
Introduction and Recent History Turkish-Greek relations have been passing from a period of crisis once again after almost two decades. Tension between two neighboring Mediterranean states was high again in 1996 due to Kardak/ImiaRead More »
INTERVIEW WITH FRENCH HISTORIAN DR. MAXIME GAUIN
Dr. Maxime Gauin is working as Visiting Professor and continues to make research since August 2012 for Turkish think-tank AVİM (Avrasya İncelemeleri Merkezi). Gauin took his BA degree from the department of History atRead More »
ENERGY GEOPOLITICS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: COOPERATION, COMPETITION, AND THE CHALLENGES THE NEW DEALS FACED
Two recent deals signed by the states in the Eastern Mediterranean have taken our attention once again to ask “what is happenning in the energy geopolitics of the region?” Who cooperates with whom? WhoRead More »
THE RISE AND FALL OF ISIS: REGIONAL DYNAMICS AND GLOBAL AMBITIONS
Is it the end of DAESH (ISIS)? It is difficult to see how the group could return after the recapturing of Raqqa and Mosul, but the quick rise and apparent fall of ISIS hasRead More »
QATAR CRISIS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
More than a month after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt imposed an embargo on Qatar over its support for terrorism, the tiny Gulf state is lonelier, but just as wealthyRead More »
THE PRICE: THE END OF IRAQI WAR AND THE VANISHING OF ISIS
When entangled elements make it hard to reach sound analyses, conspiracy theories appear to be a good tool to explain the unexplained. This applies perfectly to the situation in the Middle East. Many observersRead More »