• A Difficult Test for The Iraqi Government: Discussions Over Federal Region in Basra

    POLİCY BRİEF

    Basra, which is one of the most controversial cities in Iraq lately, once again became the main topic of conversation with the Basra Provincial Council voting on April 2nd 2019 to demand the creation of a federal district and fuelling heated...

  • The State of the Gulf Cooperatıon Council: From Loose Integration to Deep Fragmentation

    POLİCY BRİEF

    In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has shown certain signs of “loosening integration and deep fragmentation”. Analyzing a number of developments related to these signs through “alliance...

  • Options for Turkey in Manbij and the east of the Euphrates River

    POLİCY BRİEF

    One of the most important messages given by President Erdoğan in his speech after the 31 March local elections was about foreign policy. Erdoğan stated that there will be no elections in the following 4,5 years in Turkey and the priority in foreign p...

  • The New Name of The Crisis in Iraq: Mosul

    POLİCY BRİEF

    A major ferry accident has taken place in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city after the capital Baghdad, on 21 March 2019. More than 100 people lost their lives and dozens of people were injured. This grim accident put Mosul on the...

  • Christchurch Terror Attack, Brenton Tarrant’s Manifesto and the New Face of Terrorism

    POLİCY BRİEF

    The terror attack carried out by Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand on March 15 has claimed the lives of 49 Muslims as of the time of writing at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Avenue Mosque in Christchurch. Following the attack, New Zealand police also...

  • A New Phase in the USA–Iran Conflict in Iraq

    POLİCY BRİEF

    Developments in both domestic and international policies in Iraq, which seeks stability, order and security after four years of conflict with ISIS, keep tensions in the country constantly high. After the elections on 12 May 2018, the result of which...

  • Khashoggi 's Death and its Repercussions on the Saudi Position With Turkey

    POLİCY BRİEF

    The Saudi-Turkish relations have fluctuated between durability and deterioration, partnership and competition. As there are good relations in economic and strategic partnerships and agreements on political issues, such as the common positions of the...

  • Dynamics of the Delicate Process in Iraq

    POLİCY BRİEF

    Iraq entered 2019 with a new government. However, some of the ministries within the cabinet have yet to be identified. After the parliamentary elections held following May 2018, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, who was designated as the prime minister candidate of...

  • 2018 Parliamentary Elections and The Future of the KRG

    POLİCY BRİEF

    Following long-lasting debates and a oneyear delay in the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), regional parliamentary elections were held on September 30, 2018. KRG’s dynamics in the last 5 years seem to influence the consequences that...

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A Difficult Test for The Iraqi Government: Discussions Over Federal Region in Basra

Basra, which is one of the most controversial cities in Iraq lately, once again became the main topic of conversation with the Basra Provincial...

Options for Turkey in Manbij and the east of the Euphrates River

One of the most important messages given by President Erdoğan in his speech after the 31 March local elections was about foreign policy. Erdoğan s...

The New Name of The Crisis in Iraq: Mosul

A major ferry accident has taken place in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city after the capital Baghdad, on 21 March 2019. More than 100...

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Christchurch Terror Attack, Brenton Tarrant’s Manifesto and the New Face of Terrorism

The terror attack carried out by Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand on March 15 has claimed the lives of 49 Muslims as of the time of writing at Al...

2018 Parliamentary Elections and The Future of the KRG

Following long-lasting debates and a oneyear delay in the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), regional parliamentary elections were held on...

Iran-Iraq Transboundary Water Relations and Turkey

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The State of the Gulf Cooperatıon Council: From Loose Integration to Deep Fragmentation

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has shown certain signs of “loosening integration and deep...

Khashoggi 's Death and its Repercussions on the Saudi Position With Turkey

The Saudi-Turkish relations have fluctuated between durability and deterioration, partnership and competition. As there are good relations in...

Trump-European Union and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The division of opinion between the US and the EU (European Union) on issues such as commercial relations and nuclear settlement with Iran as a...