Reports

This article analyses the Gulf crisis and explores the historical, strategic, and geopolitical dynamics that led to the crisis and looks closely at the rivalries taking place in the region. Against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and cyber threats, the paper also reviews some of the most notorious cyber-attacks that occurred in the Gulf region, while shedding the light on recent manifestations of the blockade imposed on Qatar and the ensuing political and media warfare.

This study explores the connection between relevant media variables and Turkish citizens’ negative perception of Syrian refugees’ economic impact. It concludes that media is an important consideration for protecting social harmony and can be used as an instrument to promote integration efforts between the two communities.

This report explores the historical background of the disunity of the Korean peninsula, proposes alternatives to the failing policies of the US and its allies, as well as discussing the advantages and disadvantages of a possible Korean unification.

Main stream media narratives misconstrue Turkey’s political system and the leadership of the country by denigrating the Turkish democracy, painting an image of an authoritarian state that stands in contradiction with Western norms. There are also other narratives, which denigrated Turkey’s economic success story by building an image of a country in crisis, and instilling fear and panic among investors and the business community.

This report examines the development of the electoral system in Russia, with particular emphasis on the election culture since the establishment of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic to the recent 2018 elections. It analyses changes during six administrations (Lenin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin) and explores the role each have played in moulding the constitutional and legal system in order to gain power and become the leader of their time.

Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch together with the internationally recognised opposition group in Syria, Free Syrian Army, to clear terrorist groups from its borders, namely the PYD/YPG.

Syria has always been among the top stories for TRT World. The Research Centre brings more depth to the Syrian War by this recent work. The report aims to highlight the central aspects of the ongoing war in Syria which has been laying waste to the country.