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Return of Syrian Refugees: International Debates and The Case of Lebanon
Dr. Derya Özkul

As the Syrian conflict enters its tenth year, the return of Syrian refugees has become one of the most important debates in the international arena, as well as in Turkey. In this analysis, Dr. Derya &... ...

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The ‘Pure’ Nation Against The ‘Corrupt’ Outsiders: The AKP’s Populist Foreign Policy
Prof. Dr. Evren Balta

To date, the AKP’s foreign policy framework has evolved through three distinct phases: the phase of liberal internationalism characterized by a commitment to the EU and multilateralism (2002&nda... ...

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Populism at the Intersection of Religion and Nationalism
Dr. Bilge Yabancı

(The analysis is available only in Turkish.)... ...

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Health Policies of Populists During COVID-19 Pandemic
Didem Seyis

Various claims have been made as to whether populist regimes will succeed in dealing with the pandemic. Particularly in the first period of the pandemic, all populists were ... ...

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The Middle East After Trump: A Reshuffling of the Cards?
Galip Dalay

The Middle East’s preparation for the Joe Biden presidency is in full gear. Saudi Arabia is patching up relations with Qatar to de-escalate tension in the Gulf. Israel, in seeking to shut the wi... ...

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Politics on Women under Populism and Autocratization
Dr. Bilge Yabancı

In this analysis, Dr. Bilge Yabancı investigates the relationship between right-wing populism and women through illustrative examples from Turkey and Poland. The paper examines the transformative impa... ...

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How Will Biden Strengthen the Transatlantic Alliance and How Will It Affect Turkish Foreign Policy?
Güney Yıldız

The valid expectation is that when Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States, he will undo most of the damage done by President Trump and will revitalise the institutions of the Wester... ...

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What does Biden’s victory mean for Turkey’s relations with Russia?
Dr. Dimitar Bechev

US President Donald Trump’s four years at the White House have been a blessing for Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan squeezed out one concession after the other from his counterpart... ...

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The Populist Challenge to American Democracy: Deciphering the US Election Outcome
Selin Nasi

Joe Biden's victory against President Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential race freshened the democratic faith that a populist can actually be defeated through the ballot box. Moreover, the existe... ...

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COVID-19 and the Call For Global Ceasefire
Dr. Pınar Sayan

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres called for a global ceasefire on March 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the pandemic poses a serious risk for conflict zones... ...

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Normalization Plans and Social Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Prof. Hayri Kozanoğlu

As many countries gradually inch towards normalization, COVID-19 continues to affect populations. In this analysis, Prof. Hayri Kozanoğlu discusses the impact of the pandemic on labour market, evaluat... ...

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