Nebahat Tanrıverdi Yaşar

Biography

She has been focusing on Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, in particular Arab Spring and transformation processes. She completed his undergraduate degree in international relations at Hacettepe University and her master’s degree in The Middle East Studies at Middle East Technical University. Her master’s thesis was entitled “Reconsidering Durability of Authoritarian Regime and Possibilities of Democratization in Tunisia”. She is currently a doctoral student at the International Relations Department of the Middle East Technical University.

Efforts to Regulate the Militia Forces in Libya: An Evaluation of the UN Agreement

UN has been paying great efforts to formulate an agreement to reconcile the parties with a Libyan negotiation process which was initiated in...

Is the Balance Changing in Libya?

The negotiations led by UN since September, 2014 reached a concrete but a partial outcome with the signing of the political agreement on 11 July...

Souse Attacks and Security Issues in Tunisia

The meaning and  impact of triple terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, which were held on 26 June, Friday ,following ISIS spokesman Abu ...

Is Peace Possible in Libya?

The ongoing bloody and difficult struggle between two parliaments, two governments, and militia forces has been dragged towards a dramatic turning...

The Parties in Libya around the Same Table

The rival parties in Libya came together around the same table for the first time at the recent round of the peace talks initiated by UN, which was...

Egypt: Judiciary as a tool for mass intimidation

The tremendous impact of death sentences against more than 100 detainees including the ousted president Mohammed Mursi on 16 May still continues....

Tunisia's Test through Security Issues

Tunisia’s new draft law on security is heavily criticized by the unions, the media, the human right organizations and political parties in the c...

Convergence between the US and Egypt: An 'Apprehensive' Strategic Partnership

 The US had aired its demands for free and fair elections, an inclusive government, rule of law and democratization loudly, but these calls were laid ...

The New Government in Tunisia: Nidaa-Nahda Alliance

The government formation process in Tunisia, which had been carried out in quiet since October 2014, was ended with a vote of confidence by Tunisian...

Tunisia Elect New President

Tunisia completed its electoral marathon by holding the second round of presidential elections on 21 December 2014. Thus, the transitional period...

Unjudgeable Crimes in Egypt and Mubarak’s Trial

In Egypt, the court cleared all the charges over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak,...

Tunisia’s (S)election

As a successful example of the Arab Spring, Tunisia, following the parliamentary elections held in October, held presidential elections this time on...

Containment Policy towards Muslim Brotherhood

The coup of 3rd July, 2014 and policies targeted Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has become a regional issue that exceeds the border of Egyptian domestic...

Kerry's Visit to Egypt

US President Barack Obama, after being elected president in November 2008, paid his first diplomatic visit to the Middle East and gave a speech to...

Al-Qaeda Threat in North Africa

After the crisis that was caused by ISIS’s invasion of Mosul, ISIS and its activities, which are a very important factor in the civil war in Syria, h...

Final Status of Us-Egypt Relations

Due to the latest decisions about military aid for Egypt, the U.S.'s foreign policy toward Egypt has once again been under the spotlight in the...

Toward Presidential Elections in Egypt

In a period of less than three years, Egypt has seen seven governments, three constitutions, six voting processes and four presidents; yet the...

Oil and Politics: Understanding the recent political rift in Libya

The recent crisis between the ruling National Transitional Council in Tripoli and autonomous Barqa government pertaining to oil supplies lays bare...

What Does the Draft Egyptian Constitution Say?

The draft constitution submitted to Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour on Dec. 3 enhances the status of state institutions -he military, the...

Collective Gestures of Egypt: Counting Fingers

When the popular uprisings that began as December-January protests in Tunisia and spread to many Middle Eastern and North African countries knocked...

Declaration of Chaos in Libya: Militias and the State

The news that Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan had been abducted from his hotel room by armed gunmen on Oct.   10 drew attention to Libya. Shortly ...

Fresh Blood and New Safe Haven for Jihadists: Libya

The security of the oil supply and stability issues have come to the forefront regarding discussions on the future of post-Muammar Gaddafi...

Will Tunisia's Ennahda Tackle Political Obstacles Inside and Out?

Tunisia's political crisis deepened after the assassination of one of the leading opposition figures. These political assassinations continue to...

Egypt's Deadlock in a Zero-Sum Game

There are no signs that the parties of the conflict in Egypt will accept a quick political solution that can end the deadlock in the country.   After ...

Zero-Sum Game in Egypt

On July 24, Abdel Fettah el-Sisi, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces as well as Minister of Defence, urged Egyptians to take to the...

A General Outlook on the post-2011 Period: The Changing Position of the Egyptian Army

The Egyptian army has been in a wide transition since 11 February 2011. Contrary to the expectations and allegations put forward by optimistic...

The $1.5 billion Question: A Coup or Not?

Removal of President Mohamed Morsy from power and imposition of a road map by the Egyptian military trigger a wide discussion of that if it is coup...