Security Studies

2020: The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead focuses on twelve key events and flashpoints across the globe to watch out for as the year unfolds. 2020: The Year Ahead...

Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring and the Battle for a Free Syria

Popular support for Operation Peace Spring among Syrians has to do with Turkey being the only state supporting majority-rule in Syria, unlike Russia, Iran,...

Hard Times, Hard Choices: Turkey’s Next Fighter Jet Procurement

This policy outlook assesses Turkey’s options in its quest to purchase its next fighter aircraft. The decision to purchase its next fighter aircraft comes down...

‘We Heard It Coming’: US Lethal Operations in Somalia

TRT World Research Centre's investigation presents credible evidence that some 21 civilians were killed in the Lower Shebelle region in Somalia by manned and...

The Christchurch Attacks: Blight on New Zealand’s Secret Services

The report documents 11 New Zealand-based cases of ZSIS harassment, coercion and blackmail between 2008 and 2017. TRT World Research Centre’s investigation presents evidence that...

A Self-Defeating War: Regional Powers and Local Actors in Yemen

This report examines the historical background of the north-south hostility in Yemen, the activities of actors on the ground, and interventions of regional actors. This...

Turkey’s Procurement of the S-400 System: An Explainer

This info-pack aims to provide the necessary background information on Turkey’s procurement of the S-400 air defence system. It outlines the history of Turkey’s...

War on Terror 2.0: The Rise of White Supremacy Terrorism

This Policy Outlook calls for an impartial, adequate, and integrated response to this rising terrorist threat. The rise of the far-right and white supremacy pre-dates...

Libya’s Civil War: Is the End in Sight?

Today, Libya is fragmented and polarized, mired in instability and insecurity. As a result, Libya is lacking a unified, representative and legitimate government able...

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