ODAK Suriye - IV : Rusya ve İran’ın Suriye Politikaları

11 Temmuz 2020

Panorama ile Güvenlik Portalı ortaklığında geliştirilen ve eş zamanlı yayınlanacak olan “Odak Suriye” programının dördüncüsü için sanal ortamda bir araya gelen Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aydın (Kadir Has Üniversitesi), Doç. Dr. Nihat Ali Özcan (TOBB-ETÜ) ve Dr. Kaan Kutlu Ataç (Mersin Üniversitesi), Suriye’deki son gelişmeleri ve Rusya’nın Suriye politikalarının neler olduğunu…


The Levant; Search for a Regional Order, 2018

14 Ocak 2019

The Levant; Search for a Regional Order, 2018   The rapid developments of recent years have drastically altered the political and economic landscapes of most countries in the Levant. Faced with a myriad of challenges, the (re)construction of a regional order in the region remains a highly complex and difficult…


‘Operation Olive Branch’

25 Ocak 2018

Turkey’s long-awaited operation to “eliminate all terrorist elements” in the Afrin district in Syria’s northwest, called “Operation Olive Branch,” started at around 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 with Turkish air forces striking targets across the region. This is Turkey’s fourth military operation in Syria since the start of a civil…


Putin’s gambit in Syria

30 Kasım 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Sochi, Russia, on Nov. 22. The trilateral summit was an important juncture in finding a viable political solution for Syria’s six-year civil war, which has claimed nearly half a million lives. Since the early…


Post-referendum tension in Iraq

02 Kasım 2017

Iraq has been in turmoil one way or another since Saddam Hussein, the former president of Iraq, decided to invade Iran in September 1980. The latest twist in the 37 years of turbulence came with the decision of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani to hold an…


What’s next against ISIL?

13 Temmuz 2017

Nearly nine months after the start of the offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to retake Mosul after three years, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory and government control of his country’s second largest city on July 9. But the city is devastated, thousands…


Terror threat in Europe

08 Haziran 2017

On the eve of the national elections, Britain was hit by another terrorist attack on June 3 when a group of attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed bystanders with knives. While the police stopped the assailants by shooting them, the attack left seven people…


European security in the Trump Era

01 Haziran 2017

The NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, three days after the Manchester suicide bomb attack, was an important gathering not only because it brought together the newly elected Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May with other leaders, but also because they decided to step up NATO’s role in the…


Whither Turkish-American relations

06 Nisan 2017

Turkey-U.S. relations have passed through many phases since the end of the Second World War, with many ups and downs. Every period has its own label and legal framework attached to it. One tag that caught the imaginations of decision-makers and pundits alike was the “strategic partnership” of the late 1990s,…


What’s happening in Ukraine?

16 Şubat 2017

It has been more than three years since Ukrainians gathered at Maidan Square in Kyiv on the night of Nov. 21, 2013, to demand closer integration with Europe and the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych. As the protests spread and Yanukovych refused to sign the Association Agreement with the EU,…


Good riddance, 2016

29 Aralık 2016

As the year comes to an end, looking back might provide insights for the challenges ahead. 2016 will be remembered as a watershed year in the future for the international system. The unpredictability of change, fear of the unknown and the horrors of unabated violence around the world have stamped…


Desperation in Syria

08 Aralık 2016

It has been six years since the so-called Arab Spring hit North Africa and the Middle East. The subsequent uprisings that began with popular anti-government protests in several countries for equality, representation, and better life conditions turned into a deadly civil war in Syria, after security forces used excessive force…


Trump stump in foreign policy

17 Kasım 2016

Following the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president on Nov. 8, debate on his foreign policy priorities have become the trending topic with their repercussions for the United States and beyond. Although he never explained the details of his policy choices throughout the election campaign, his off-the-cuff remarks about…


The challenges of peace

13 Ekim 2016

The international community took its breath 10 days ago when Colombians took to the polls in a nationwide referendum to have their say on a negotiated peace deal to end the longest-running insurgency in Latin America. The result, though, shattered expectations, as Colombian voters rejected it by a margin of…


Prof. Dr. Aydın; “İŞİD, Suriye ve Irak’ta sıkıştıkça terör saldırılarındaki yöntemini de değiştiriyor”

15 Temmuz 2016

Fransa’daki 14 Temmuz Ulusal Gün kutlamalarında meydana gelen terör saldırısından sonra gözler tekrar terör örgütü İŞİD’e çevrilirken,terör saldırısında kullandığı yöntemde yeni bir tartışma konusu oldu. İstanbul Kadir Has Üniversitesi Rektörü Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aydın, Fransa’daki terör saldırısıyla ve İŞİD’in saldırıda kullandığı yöntem ile ilgili dikkat çeken açıklamalarda bulundu. İŞİD’in son…


Restoring NATO’s deterrence

14 Temmuz 2016

The heads of state and government of the 28 NATO member countries gathered in Warsaw on July 8-9, along with Montenegro, whose membership is going to be ratified soon, and 26 partner countries and representatives from several international organizations. The Warsaw Summit was a landmark gathering for NATO due to…


Progress in fighting against ISIL

23 Haziran 2016

The most recent offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria has paved the way to retaking several sites held by ISIL for a long time. Last Friday, the Iraqi army and the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), made up of mainly Shia militias,…


Cyberspace: Privacy vs. security

25 Şubat 2016

Advances in information technologies and the increase in the use of the Internet have drastically changed human life. The biggest transformation has in fact occurred in cyberspace and a substantial amount of information has already been moved to online storage. These changes undoubtedly create various opportunities as well as challenges,…


Turkish perceptions on foreign policy

14 Ocak 2016

Turkey is a complicated country. It’s not just foreign observers – citizens also fail to make sense from time to time given the fast-changing agenda. Thus, regular public opinion surveys are welcome as they provide rare insights about the preferences of the Turkish public. One such survey, the Turkey Social…


Hybrid warfare and international security

24 Aralık 2015

The international security agenda and the theoretical ways to study it have expanded tremendously since the end of the Cold War. Once the strict control of the global east-west military ideological rivalry lifted, various new threats and ways to analyze them emerged. These were the issues discussed in a three-day…


European Lockdown

26 Kasım 2015

Europe has been struggling for some time to cope with its disgruntled Muslim minorities, increasing refugee flows, and homegrown terrorists who radicalize through global jihadist cells and gain experience on the ground around the world before returning to create trouble. Europe-wide tension has recently increased following the terrorist attacks in…


Ignore at your own peril

19 Kasım 2015

The series of coordinated gun attacks and suicide bombings in multiple targets in Paris and Beirut on Nov. 13, 2015, killed at least 170 people and severely wounded several hundred. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility of both attacks in France and Lebanon, once again…


A quagmire for everyone

12 Kasım 2015

As predicted, Russia started to feel the ugly face of the Syrian quandary. After a flashy entrance, Russian forces are settling in for a long haul and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) affiliates are biting them. The most direct attack, befitting a radical extremist group, came on…


Oops! We got it wrong

05 Kasım 2015

Major wars, along with scientific and technological inventions, have shaped the course of history. The world has witnessed two major wars within a generation and several small ones in the twentieth century, which has been the most destructive era so far. Despite the pain and suffering they cause, armed conflicts…


US ramblings in Syria

15 Ekim 2015

The Russian military build-up and bombing in Syria has added to the already existing tension between Russia and the West since the former’s occupation of Crimea, and has prompted a new confrontation area on NATO’s southeastern flank in addition to difficulties on the eastern flank. Russia’s deliberate violations of Turkish…


Mind games in Syria

08 Ekim 2015

The civil war in Syria has entered a new phase with the active involvement of Russia. In reality, Russia has been part of the conflict on the margins since the outbreak of the crisis through its support of President Bashar al-Assad, both with its arms supply and diplomatic clout in…


Ready, steady, go!

21 Mayıs 2015

Bu yazı 21.05.2015 tarihinde Hurriyet Daily News Gazetesi'nde yayımlanmıştır. Amid the heated debates about NATO’s collective defense capabilities’ relevance in new, evolving security challenges in its eastern and southern flanks, NATO Foreign Ministers’ Summit met in Antalya, Turkey between 13-14 May 2015. The two-day gathering was the first time since April…


Toward the end of the Syrian conundrum

19 Mart 2015

Bu yazı 19.03.2015 tarihinde Hurriyet Daily News Gazetesi'nde yayımlanmıştır. The fighting in Syria, which started with an uprising against the Bashar al-Assad regime and transformed into a deadly civil war, has entered its fifth year. As of January 2015, it has claimed over 220,000 lives, displaced 7.6 million people inside Syria,…


The challenge of non-state extremism

15 Ocak 2015

Bu yazı 15.01.2015 tarihinde Hurriyet Daily News Gazetesi'nde yayımlanmıştır. The massacre at the office of satire magazine Charlie Hebdo in France on Jan. 7, 2015 topped headlines all over the world throughout last week, and world leaders marched across Paris to pay tribute to the victims and protest senseless violence against…


Choosing the lesser evil

02 Ekim 2014

After being stopped in front of Kirkuk with the combination of the resistance from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and U.S. air strikes, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has carried the fighting into Syria and has been battling with Kurdish groups in Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobane/Kobani in…


Alarm sounds for multicultural Europe

05 Haziran 2014

Bu yazı 05.06.2014 tarihinde Hurriyet Daily News Gazetesi'nde yayımlanmıştır. The voters from the 28 member states of the European Union (EU) cast their ballots for the European Parliament for four days between May 22 and 25. The results were somewhat expected, but shocking for many nevertheless. The rise of the anti-establishment parties…


Public perceptions on Turkish foreign policy

05 Aralık 2013

Bu yazı 05.12.2013 tarihinde Hurriyet Daily News Gazetesi'nde yayımlanmıştır. The volatility of the neighboring countries and impulsive positions taken by the policy makers have profoundly disturbed Turkey’s foreign policy since the beginning of the Arab spring. Avoiding its ever-changing and easily consumed policy pronouncements, ranging from “zero-problem with neighbors” via “regional…


İslam Örneğinde Küreselleşen Dünyada Kimliğe Dayalı Güvenlik Tehditleri

01 Ağustos 2008

ULUSLARARASI İLİŞKİLER, CİLT 5, SAYI 18, YAZ 2008 Mustafa AYDIN* ve Sinem AÇIKMEŞE** Bu makale, grup kimliği temeli olarak İslam dini ile uluslararası güvenliğe tehdit olarak ortaya çıkan siyasal İslam arasındaki bağlantı özelinde kimliğe dayalı güvenlik tehditlerinin etnik, dinsel ve medeniyetlere ilişkin boyutları ve bu tehditlerin küreselleşmeyle ilişkisini incelemektedir. Çalışma,…


Regionalization of Great Power Security – Near Abroad, Broader Middle East, and European Neighbourhood

20 Mart 2007

GLOBALISATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES: RECONCEPTUALISING SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY, SPRINGER, 2007 Mustafa Aydın and Neslihan Kaptanoğlu The end of the Cold War and the 9/11 attacks had profound effects on international relations. Despite the interpretation of 9/11 by some as manifestation of the growing importance of globalization at the…