Latest Publications

The UAE's actions in Yemen will have the same effect their policies have had in the rest of the Arab world: spreading disorder.

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 pursuit of air defence systems, followed by a detailed look at the technical and operational specifications of the S-400 system. Finally, the US position towards Turkey’s purchase of S-400s and potential US sanctions against Turkey will be evaluated.

Perspectives

The UAE's actions in Yemen will have the same effect their policies have had in the rest of the Arab world: spreading disorder.

As Houthi confidence in its military arsenal evolves, the war is increasingly moving beyond Yemen's borders

Instead of taking on the role of fair mediator, Brussels has broken its own rules to accept the Republic of Cyprus into the EU and is now inflaming tensions with Turkey over natural resources.

Discussion Papers

Marking the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this discussion paper explores whether the strategy of naval blockade and conventional bombing of Japanese cities could have been used by the US as an alternative way to force Japan to surrender. It analyses Japan’s economy in the pre-War period, the role of the zaibatsu during the war, and the appearance of atomic bombs on the stage of history.

This paper aims to analyse the national armies' interventions in the Arab World's political arena with particular emphasis on the cases of Algeria and Sudan.

This paper discusses the economic theory and empirical evidence behind immigration being economically beneficial to the recipient economies as opposed to the narratives dominating the political discourse and media representations around the world

Info Packs

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 pursuit of air defence systems, followed by a detailed look at the technical and operational specifications of the S-400 system. Finally, the US position towards Turkey’s purchase of S-400s and potential US sanctions against Turkey will be evaluated.

This info pack will focus on Turkey’s perspective regarding developments related in energy and security in the East Mediterranean and will discuss the two contesting interpretations/approaches regarding the continental shelf in the Eastern Mediterranean, which form the core of the debate and the basis of the current tensions in the region.

The Judicial Reform Strategy Document adopts the development of a human-oriented approach to service, protection and strengthening of rights and freedoms, ensuring the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, facilitating access to justice services, observing the right to a fair trial and increasing trust in the judiciary.

Reports

Since 2013, France has enhanced its security cooperation with Egypt to unprecedented levels, including the sale of a wide range of military technologies, creating a financial windfall for French defence contractors while simultaneously serving the policy objectives of France’s strategic agenda.

The publication highlights the importance of the Afghan Peace Process along with how the Pakistani government could leverage their facilitation of successful US-Taliban talks to secure Aafia’s release, two independent events which, as this publication investigates, appear to be intertwined.

The report documents 11 New Zealand-based cases of ZSIS harassment, coercion and blackmail between 2008 and 2017.

Policy Briefs

This report examines gender-based violence against women in war, followed by discussions regarding the wider role they have played in combating this very issue in societies ravaged by war. In addition, the report explores policymaking that involved women, leading to their successful reintegration into society.

There has been a surge in Islamophobia, xenophobia, and hate speech in Germany, the largest economy in the European Union (EU). Muslims, who comprise an important part of the workforce in Germany, are being used as political tools by populist right-wing parties.

In light of one of the greatest humanitatian crisis the world has ever seen, TRT World Research Centre has published a report on the vital information and statistics about unaccompanied minors who have fled to the European Union as refugees.

World Talks

François Burgat on political Islam and the failures of the Arab Spring

David Patrikarakos is a British journalist and the author of War in 140 characters. In this episode of World Talks he will discuss the concept of 21st Century wars through the spread of propaganda, fake news and disinformation.

Bendetta Berti is an Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow. She spoke to TRT World Research Centre about achieving change through parliamentary democracy in post-revolutionary societies.

Conference Reports

His Excellency President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan participated as the guest of honour in the TRT World Forum 2017 to give the keynote speech at the Forum under the moderation of Fatih Er, Director of News and Programmes at TRT World. President Erdoğan’s remarks spanned from the failure of the current global order in sustaining the international peace to the humanitarian crisis around the world.

The TRT World Forum opened with a welcoming speech delivered by the Director General of TRT İbrahim Eren and followed by Opening Speeches by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ and Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. Throughout the speeches, speakers mostly emphasised the urgent need for objective and focused media, particularly in the current discourse.

The second day of the TRT World Forum 2017 opened with a joint keynote speech by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the former Prime Minister of Spain, and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. The main theme of their speech was the lack of international cooperation in addressing pressing global issues.

Videos

Books

TRT World Research Centre has recently published a book on the phenomenon of the July 15 and TRT World’s specific memory of it. Apart from gathering evidence linking the coup to the organization behind it, the book tells the story of the raid on the TRT World headquarters through the accounts of employees.

This book includes summaries and highlights of keynote speeches, eight public and eleven closed sessions of the TRT World Forum 2018.

TRT World Research Centre is pleased to present its first book publication “The Refugee’s Messenger: Lost Stories Retold”. The book includes 10 chapters each written by TRT World’s current and former journalists, putting forth their individual experiences while covering migrants’ journeys.