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Can Turkey become a problem solver in Qatar crisis?

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

The terms “conflict” and “dispute” are often used interchangeably. A more scholarly and academic approach, however, argues that there is a difference between the two. Australian diplomat and academic John Burton has contributed to a better understanding of this difference by developing “conflict resolution” as an academic discipline

Comment(s) 7/25/2017

Only few bridges are left unburned

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

Over the weekend, Turkey was hit by a wave of nationalism pumped on the occasion of the first anniversary of the thwarted coup attempt of July 15, 2016

Comment(s) 7/18/2017

The role of the opposition in democratic systems

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

In a democratic country, opposition counts. Democratic systems function with checks and balances. They also rely on transparency, accountability and responsibility.

Comment(s) 7/11/2017

Turkey in the Middle East: From honest broker to spoiler?

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

In international relations, perception matters. The foreign policy conduct of a country is not only a mirror of its domestic order and harmony but also its image maker in the international community. The image of a country is very much in line with the way it is perceived. Therefore, perception matters.

Comment(s) 7/4/2017

Donald Trump and the new great game

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

On June 23, President Vladimir Putin of Russia called President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the two leaders had a telephone conversation mainly focusing on the prospects for bilateral cooperation on energy

Comment(s) 6/27/2017

On diplomatic relations

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

During the Cold War, international relations was built on the bipolarity between the liberal value system of the West, based on fundamental human rights and freedoms, and the value system believed to be the opposite of it prevailing in Communist countries

Comment(s) 6/20/2017

The European public and politics in Europe

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

Politics in Europe continues to surprise. Two important elections showed results which were not predicted by public opinion polls. In the United Kingdom, the Conservative Party has lost its majority and Prime Minister Theresa May has now been forced to form a minority government

Comment(s) 6/13/2017

What is the motive behind Trump’s withdrawal from climate change accord?

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

When the U.S. president declared he would withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, he triggered a worldwide discussion on the issue. For Europe it was a “major disappointment,” while similar assessments came from the U.N. secretary general, China, India and others.

Comment(s) 6/6/2017

Values, not just interests…

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

Brussels, the capital of the European Union, has been under the spotlight last week because of the NATO Heads of State meeting.

Comment(s) 5/30/2017

Donald Trump and the new Middle Eastern paradigm

ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ writes:

Donald Trump’s first visit abroad is to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. This will be followed by Israel and the Palestinian territories. Then, he will go to the Vatican and onward to Brussels to meet NATO leaders

Comment(s) 5/23/2017

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