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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

Posted by Begum Burak

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

Posted by Begum Burak

          In the last couple of weeks, Turkey has been witnessing quite bizarre developments in the political scene.   As known, the İstanbul polls will be re-held tomorrow and the tension between the two camps has risen. The voters of İmamoğlu and Yıldırım have got engaged in conflictual dialogues in social… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

        Today is father’s day…. Happy Father’s Day!   On this very day, I want to publish a blog piece about paternalism and the historical roots of father’s day.   Every special day has its own history and so does the father’s day. On July 5, 1908, a church located in the… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

    The decision of the Supreme Electoral Board (YSK) to repeat only Istanbul metropolitan mayoral election is of a political nature according to many people. The declarations of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan along with the leader of Nationalist Action Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli and the pro-government media put a considerable degree of pressure upon… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

It is very unfortunate to observe a physical attack against the leader of the main opposition party Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. We all know that one thing is certain. This attack has made it crystal clear that the long-standing political polarization in the country can bring rather dangerous outcomes. The harsh rhetoric adopted by the political figures… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

As the local elections are drawing near, the election campaigns are being run for the last corner. On March 30, the election campaigns will all be prohibited. Leaders and candidates, therefore, put their best foot forward in the final days before the election.   Although this is a municipal poll (local election), the atmosphere is… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

I think, almost every political scientist agrees that, differences are seen as a threat to state authority. Even in Western democracies, different ethnic or religious groups ( minorities) are not treated equally. For instance, in Austria, a considerable degree of Islamophobia is evident.   On the other hand, in terms of Turkish context, the establishment… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

The “Post Modern Coup”

The coup known as “post modern coup” is a milestone in Turkish democracy history, as it divided the political islamist actors (National Outlook) into two different camps and one of them has turned into a party now known as the AK Party.… In 1997, a soft coup broke out in Turkey known as the February… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

      The Hugo Chaves adiministration had been the golden years of Venezuela. Iti s known that, the rule of Hugo Chaves had been subjected to many military coup attempts because Chaves did not welcome foreign companies and he made the natural resources gain national identity. Chaves had the support of poor majority and… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak