6 Jan, 2021

Youthful Anger and the Crisis of Legitimacy in Iraqi Kurdistan

Kamaran M. Palani | 06 January 2021 | AR

Youth disillusionment with the heavily politicised system of governance in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is not new. What is new is that young people’s anger and frustration now present a serious challenge to the KRI’s internal legitimacy
Youthful Anger and the Crisis of Legitimacy in Iraqi Kurdistan2021-01-07T15:03:42+03:00
7 Dec, 2020

The Dynamic of Syria’s Return to the Arab League

Omer Aslan | 07 December 2020 | TR

For the last two years, several members of the League of Arab States (LAS) have taken incremental steps to bring Syria back under the LAS tent. Oman never cut diplomatic ties with Syria, and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain reopened their embassies in Damascus. Several other Arab states such as Algeria, Iraq, Tunisia, and Lebanon have been calling for Syria’s return to the League
The Dynamic of Syria’s Return to the Arab League2020-12-18T16:58:30+03:00
5 Nov, 2020

“Frozen” Federalism: Territorial Remake and Civil War in Yemen

Leonid M. Issaev Andrei Zakharov | 05 November 2020

The Republic of Yemen, the current borders of which were carved in 1990, was the embodiment of the aspiration of two formerly existing Yemeni states, the Northern and the Southern, for political unity with the preservation of regional specificity. Nevertheless, the Civil War in 1994
“Frozen” Federalism: Territorial Remake and Civil War in Yemen2020-11-20T15:15:06+03:00
2 Nov, 2020

The Turkish Navy in Context: Military Modernization and Geopolitical Transformation

Can Kasapoglu | 02 November 2020 | TR | AR

Amidst the Mediterranean turmoil, the Turkish Navy stands in the middle of current political-military affairs. In league with Turkey's burgeoning technological and industrial defense base, the navy has been acquiring new capabilities. Furthermore, Turkey's sea-power deterrent has been gaining a new geopolitical horizon through the widely-debated Blue Homeland concept. This brief focuses on the main pillars and trajectory of the Turkish Navy's transformation through a strategic lens
The Turkish Navy in Context: Military Modernization and Geopolitical Transformation2020-11-23T16:42:53+03:00
21 Oct, 2020

What New Political Pact is there for Lebanon?

Rawan Hamoud | 21 October 2020 | AR | TR

While talks about a Third Republic in Lebanon continue, this brief will outline different ideas circulating in the Lebanese public sphere with regard to the need for the following political pacts: abolishing the sectarian system, instituting administrative decentralization, (con)federalism, active neutrality, the tripartite power-sharing model, up to the partitioning of Lebanon. The brief will also address the political context and the communal reactions to these demands. It argues that these propositions remain a political rhetoric
What New Political Pact is there for Lebanon?2020-11-06T16:27:41+03:00
10 Sep, 2020

How COVID-19 Affects Complex Conflicts: War and Postwar Implications in Yemen

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 10 September 2020

The civil war in Yemen has now been raging for a full five years with the complicated, multi actor conflict taking place across multiple geographical regions of the nation
How COVID-19 Affects Complex Conflicts: War and Postwar Implications in Yemen2020-11-06T16:26:45+03:00
20 Jul, 2020

Government Responses Toward the Coronavirus Crisis: A Comparative Analysis of Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Mohsen | 20 July 2020 | TR | AR

The role of governments in managing the COVID-19 pandemic crisis is what determines the outcomes in each country, among other significant factors
Government Responses Toward the Coronavirus Crisis: A Comparative Analysis of Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia2020-08-17T13:24:23+03:00
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