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Saturday, September 19, 2020

ANALYSIS – Joe Biden and American imperialism

*Ali Gunes is professor of English Literature at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University. He can be reached at ali.gunes@izu.edu.tr. ANKARA  While reading the book, Why Do People Hate America? (2003) by Ziauddin...

ANALYSIS – Unilateralist agreements endanger peace and stability in Eastern Mediterranean

ISTANBUL Last Thursday, Greece and Egypt signed an unfeasible maritime deal, creating more frictions and deepening internationalized conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean. This agreement is full of ramifications endangering regional peace...

Armenian threat to Turkey-Azerbaijan energy corridor

The writer works at the Baku-based think-tank Center for International Relations Analysis.  ISTANBUL Clashes along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border on July 12-14 not only triggered widespread international condemnation but also highlighted Yerevan’s...

ANALYSIS – Could Yemen drift back towards secession?

The writer is a researcher and journalist focusing on conflict and geopolitics in the Middle East and North Africa, primarily related to the Gulf region. ISTANBUL Yemen’s fragile Riyadh Agreement effectively...

Turkey’s defense outlook for 2020s very promising

Dr. Can Kasapoglu The writer is the director of the Security and Defense Research Program at the Istanbul-based think-tank EDAM. ISTANBUL There was never a dull moment for Ankara in its military...

Turkey’s Strategy of Multiple Priority in its war on terror

Nur Gunay has a B.A. degree in International Relations from Dokuz Eylul University. Umit Tetik is PhD student in International Security at the Turkish National Police Academy. He is...

Eastern Mediterranean policy of UAE-Saudi axis creates tensions

ISTANBUL Deployment of Saudi military elements to the largest oil field in Syria, al-Omar, with an excuse of protecting the Saudi oil experts in the field last week, and news...

Turkey-Israel relations following Libya deal

ISTANBUL Turkey was at the center of some head-spinning developments in the Eastern Mediterranean in the last few days.  In fact, the world and especially the riparian states are closely following...

ANALYSIS – Haftar's militia crippled by obstacles in Tripoli

TRIPOLI  More than eight months have passed since commander Khalifa Haftar, leading the power in the eastern Libya, launched an extensive military campaign to capture the capital from the UN-recognized...

Comparing junctures in Turkey-US relations: August 1946 and October 2019

By Dr. Adam McConnel - The writer teaches Turkish history at Sabanci University in Istanbul. He holds an MA and PhD in history from the same university. ISTANBUL “… I venture recall...

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