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Now that the CAATSA’s Out of the Bag: Prospects for US-Turkey Ties Under the Biden Administration
Dr. Gönül Tol

After having held off sanctioning Turkey for the purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system for more than a year, President Donald Trump had a change of heart. On his way out of office, Trum... ...

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Importance of Risk Governance in Local Governments
İnan İzci

In this policy note, İnan İzci examines the concept of risk governance in the cities by setting a relation between disaster management and the responsibilities of municipalities. Based on the research... ...

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Agriculture and Rural Development in Turkey: The Need for a Roadmap
Sıla Sezge Çınar

Agriculture and rural development have always been significant issues in Turkey. However, these issues have drawn much more attention since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, whereby it is once a... ...

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An Overview of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Role and the Future of the Peace Plans
Karel Valansi

U.S. President Donald Trump claims his peace plan for Israel and Palestine conflict will prove to be the ultimate deal. In this policy note, Karel Valansi discusses the main arguments of Trump's Plan;... ...

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The New Order in Nagorno-Karabakh: Building an Inclusive Peace
Dr. Pınar Sayan

In this policy note, Dr. Pınar Sayan discusses the new regional order in Caucuses after the ceasefire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia brokered by Russia. (The policy note is available only in T... ...

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A Fresh Start On Migration? The New Pact And Its Implications For EU-Turkey Cooperation
Beatriz Godoy Rivas, Laura Batalla Adam

In 2015, as the Syrian Civil War carried on with its destruction of people’s livelihoods, thousands of Syrians who had fled the country into neighboring Turkey began their treacherous journey to... ...

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The Future of Democracy and Public Sphere After COVID-19
Dr. Gülfem Saydan Sanver

Governments around the world have used a variety of methods to prevent and control COVID-19 pandemic. The efficiency of those methods has created a public debate on the capacity of the states and... ...

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Policy Recommendations for Youth Unemployment in Turkey
Dr. M. Murat Kubilay

Turkey is struggling with surges in unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, youth unemployment has remained as one of the major challenges in the country for years. In this policy note, Dr. M. Mura... ...

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Policy Recommendations for Local Governments during and after the Pandemic
Assoc. Prof. Ulaş Bakraktar

Local governments have played a crucial role with their immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are in the frontline as the closest governing body to citizens and their needs. In this policy... ...

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Can COVID-19 Vaccination be Compulsory in Turkey?
Assoc. Prof. Olgun Akbulut

The COVID-19 pandemic that emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 continues to spread globally. Although certain “normalization” steps have been taken as of May 2020 in Turkey as well as... ...

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