Discussion Papers

Humanitarian Responsibility Knows No Limits: AFAD and Türkiye’s Global Outreach

This paper seeks to examine how institutionalised practices of disaster and risk management are carried out by AFAD as a single official body of...

The Ideational Pillars of China’s Rise

This paper explores how China seeks to ideologically build regional and international hegemony through a set of historical and cultural elements as a way...

Reforming the United Nations Security Council: Accountability, Effectiveness, and Representation

This Discussion Paper concludes that reforms regulating the use of veto as well as reforms increasing the number of non-permanent UNSC members must be...

European Politics between Technocracy and Populism

The European Union is caught between right-wing populism on the one hand, and technocratic neoliberalism – with its own identity politics – on the...

The Global Impact of the War in Ukraine on Food Prices: Deprivation, Discontent and Unrest

This discussion paper will explore how the ripple effects of the Russia–Ukraine war have the potential to cause global unrest directly contributing to the...

No Birds with No Stones: Israel’s Policy in the Russia-Ukraine War

This paper argues that Israel's efforts to mediate between Russia and Ukraine should not be seen as active involvement in peace-making, but rather as...

Sanctions on Russia: How Effective are They?

This discussion paper will assess the likelihood of sanctions’ effectiveness separately for each objective by considering the desired outcomes of the sanctions and whether...

Türkiye’s Helping Hand: The Turkish Red Crescent

This paper seeks to examine how the Turkish Red Crescent reflects Türkiye’s humanitarian concerns in different geographies around the world, contrary to the conventional...

Turkey as a Donor Country: Aid Allocation Patterns

This paper seeks to examine changes and transformations of Turkish foreign policy and its repercussions on the country's foreign aid allocation patterns through the...

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