12 Ekim 2017

The modern international system has been shaped around a few basic principles including territorial integrity and sovereign equality of states, dating back to the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648. These were expanded in time with new concepts such as self-determination, which was first mentioned in the 1860s and was popularized…


Self-determination in the Middle East

05 Ekim 2017

Hardly a day passes without a new development that fuels the turmoil in the Middle East. Recently, regional and global powers have been focusing on the future of the Kurds in the region yet again, thanks to a referendum held on Sept. 25 in territories controlled by the Iraqi Kurdistan…


Tensions in the Asia-Pacific

03 Ağustos 2017

North Korea’s second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test on July 28, three weeks after its first test on July 4, raised tensions in the Asia-Pacific and strained relations between China and the United States. The U.S. President Donald Trump, while tweeting from his account that the U.S. “will no longer allow this…


Quo vadis Turkish foreign policy

27 Temmuz 2017

The Center for Turkish Studies (CTRS) at Kadir Has University has released the results of its annual Public Perceptions on Turkish Foreign Policy survey last week. It was conducted in 26 cities across Turkey with 1,000 people between June 6-30, and shows the public’s perceptions on foreign policy are generally…