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SOFT POWER IN MIDDLE EAST: THE INVISIBLE SKIRMISH

SOFT POWER IN MIDDLE EAST: THE INVISIBLE SKIRMISH

upa-admin Ağustos 9, 2016 0

The Middle East remains of a major geostrategic importance. Global powers found in the recent developments an opportunity to chart their way into the region; sending troops and reinforcements, rebuilding alliances and restoring old

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OMAN: A PEACEFUL OASIS IN A FLAMING REGION

OMAN: A PEACEFUL OASIS IN A FLAMING REGION

upa-admin Mayıs 21, 2016 0

In a fractious, unstable region rife with conflicts, one country appears to be unscathed. It is telling that Oman emerged not only intact from the ramifications of the Arab Spring, but also shied away

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Was the Turkish Model replaced by an Iranian Role?

Was the Turkish Model replaced by an Iranian Role?

upa-admin Mart 8, 2016 1

Since 2003, Turkey has appeared as a valuable asset for global powers to invest in and as a leading actor in a region long described as sluggish towards democratic transformations. However, with the advent

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DIVISIONS IN ISLAM AND CURRENT SECTARIAN TENSIONS

DIVISIONS IN ISLAM AND CURRENT SECTARIAN TENSIONS

upa-admin Ocak 19, 2016 0

Following the execution of Shiite Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia, sectarian conflicts and tensions in Islam are now more widely spoken. Recent Saudi Arabia-Islamic Republic of Iran rivalry and the power struggles between

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THE MIDDLE EAST: RISING AND FALLING STARS

THE MIDDLE EAST: RISING AND FALLING STARS

upa-admin Ekim 29, 2015 2

In 2011, Turkey was seen as an unstoppable regional power and a rising star led by its Justice and Development Party (AKP). But the arrival of the Arab Spring heralded a deep change in

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MIDDLE EAST: NEW CONFLICT LOOMING?

MIDDLE EAST: NEW CONFLICT LOOMING?

upa-admin Aralık 14, 2014 0

Complexity of geopolitics all across the world are frequently emphasized by the experts. Emergence of strife of different nature in various parts of the world is increasing the tensions globally. In recent days, experts

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PERSPECTIVE OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN NATURAL GAS FOR THE EU: CHALLENGES FOR THE FIFTH CORRIDOR

PERSPECTIVE OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN NATURAL GAS FOR THE EU: CHALLENGES FOR THE FIFTH CORRIDOR

upa-admin Kasım 20, 2014 0

Amid the Ukraine crisis, importance of diversification and lessening Russian gas monopoly over the EU gas market became one of utmost crucial missions for Union. In this context, Southern Gas Corridor’s role, which is

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BATTLE OF GAZA: FIRED BOMBS AND CLANDESTINE GEOPOLITICAL MOTIVES

BATTLE OF GAZA: FIRED BOMBS AND CLANDESTINE GEOPOLITICAL MOTIVES

upa-admin Temmuz 25, 2014 0

Palestine is engulfed by fire again. Israel launched aerial strikes on Gaza in retaliation for killing of 3 Israeli teenagers. More than 200 people are dead by now. Hamas fired over one thousand rockets

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YRD. DOÇ. DR. OZAN ÖRMECİ’DEN YENİ KONFERANS

YRD. DOÇ. DR. OZAN ÖRMECİ’DEN YENİ KONFERANS

upa-admin Mart 3, 2014 0

Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi (GAÜ) Siyaset Bilimi ve Kamu Yönetimi bölümü Başkanı ve Uluslararası Politika Akademisi (UPA) Genel Koordinatörü Yrd. Doç. Dr. Ozan Örmeci, 3 Mart 2014 tarihinde Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi’nde düzenlenen bir konferansa katıldı

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“STRATEGIC ABSURD”: DANGEROUS HEIGHT OF SUNNI-SHIA STRIFE

“STRATEGIC ABSURD”: DANGEROUS HEIGHT OF SUNNI-SHIA STRIFE

upa-admin Şubat 1, 2014 0

Speculations emerge that countries in the Middle East are grouping amongst themselves lately, based on denominational difference. Sunnis and Shias are said to be fighting each other in Iraq. How founded are these allegations

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