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This blog piece is an attempt to analyze Syrian civil war ( or crisis ) from the perspective of humanitarian intervention debate. Like my previous piece, this piece has a format of an essay paper that aims to provide some terminology before the short analysis. *Terminology:Definition of Humanitarian Intervention: Such intervention refers to actions undertaken… » read more

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The UN is an international organization founded with the aim to promote peace and stability in international platform along with providing cooperation in the area of economy and culture among the states. The UN was founded in 1945 after the Second World War. In the Charter of the United Nations signed in San Francisco (… » read more

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Realism still matters…

  Article Review: “Realism” by Jack Donnelly in Burchill et. al., eds. , Theories of International Relations New York: Palgrave, 2005), pp: 29-54 In my blog piece, I will try to analyze J. Donnelly’s article. In this article, the author is trying to find the answer of the question of “what are realism’s characteristic forms,… » read more

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With the end of the Cold War, new techniques and approaches have emerged in the international system in the fight against global terrorism. In order to maintain international peace and security, conventional methods and tools like the military forces have become insufficient to combat terrorism and new threats like cyber crimes.   As a consequence… » read more

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  The reactions against the terrorist attack in New Zealand are going on around the world. I think everyone Muslim or not or even disbeliever should raise her voice against this horrible attack. 50 people passed away in New Zealand during prayer. This is not the first terrorist attack against Muslims but it is quite… » read more

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The guarantee of civil liberties is one of the crucial elements of democracy. Democracy can only flourish in a free environment. In other words it can be said that, freedom is possible only in democratic political environments where governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association,… » read more

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  Leftwingers in Germany commemorate the 100th anniversary of murder of the communist writer and thinker Rosa Luxemburg. Two days ago, it was the death anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919). Rosa Luxemburg is known as a Marxist thinker and a revolutionist. After getting married and moving to Germany, Luxemburg’s ideas had got a major impact… » read more

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    Today, the whole world and my country also go through a legitimacy crisis in the political sphere. As long as the ballot box is seen as the only parameter of democracy, such legitimacy crisis will always find some way to emerge. According to the German socioogist Ulrich Beck, one of the causes behind… » read more

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In this article, I will apply one of the important sociological theoretical frameworks namely “center-periphery” to Turkish political life. The concept of “center-periphery” was firstly coined by Edward Shils.Shils regarded Center as the center of the order of symbols, of values and beliefs. The Center is also a phenomenon of the realm of action. It… » read more

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