Istanbul Security Conference 2016

  • “Changing Nature of State: Borders of Security”
Istanbul Security Conference 2016, organized by TASAM Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies in co-operation with National Defence and Security Institute (MSGE), with the main theme “Changing Nature of State: Borders of Security“, aiming to re-evaluate the state and security perspective, which the current discussions focused on, will be held in Istanbul, on 02-04 November 2016. The sub-themes of the conference, which a wide range of participants from state representatives, academicians, politicians, policy makers, civil and military bureaucrats as well as think-tanks are expected to attend, are as follows:

Main Theme
“Change in State Nature: Borders of Security“

Sub Themes (PANELS)
Chance in State Nature, Expectation Management and Security
Security and Defence Reform
Changing Security Concepts: Theoretical and Conceptual Debates
Institutions and Institutional Approaches
Border Security
City Security
Human Security: Food, Environment, Health, Life
Special Security Firms
Regional Conflicts
Security Governance: Strategies and Players
New Security Technologies, Autonomous Weapons: Ethics and Legal Approaches
Space/Aviation, Security and Defence: Defence Management and Practices
Energy Security
Information Security Governance: Cyber Security
Hybrid Wars: Transformation of Armies

Russia backed separatists fighting against the Ukrainian army in the war that started in 2014 and annexed Crimea from Ukraine. On 24 February 2022, Russia escalated this war and invaded Ukraine. This was the most devastating attack on a European country since World War II. Türkiye as a neighbouring ...;

Although there is no clear definition of education security, China and Türkiye have explored this issue in the process of educational modernization consciously or unconsciously. Typically, in Türkiye, religious and moral education has become a compulsory subject after a long period of debate and adj...;

Türkiye's initiative called "Asia Anew," declared in 2019 to re-establish stronger ties with the Asian continent, which has ancient connections and has become the economic and geopolitical center of the world in the 21st century by hosting rising global powers, is a reflection of an entrepreneurial ...;

Despite a strong historical and cultural background, the relations between Türkiye and the Middle East, or more narrowly, Türkiye and the Gulf Countries, where strategic dialogue is still evolving, need to transform from a fragile axis into a cooperation axis that adapts to new balances, roles, and ...;

Concerns should be taken into account about how comprehensive international military strategies contribute to regional security crises on the continent of Africa. There are views suggesting that Africa's inability to properly strengthen its military capacity due to existing problems in both the indu...;

With the rapid advancement of technology and the widespread adoption of digital transformation processes, the importance and complexity of cyberspace are increasing. In this new technopolitical cyberspace, Turkey's role and strategic position are becoming increasingly prominent. Turkey is developing...;

Humanity lives on rising or falling land masses (lithosphere) in the middle of the water sphere that makes up 72% of the Earth's surface, shaped by various terrestrial dynamics. The land masses forming the natural habitat of humanity constitute only a small part of the Earth's surface. The fundament...;

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