Despite there being much speculation on how the events during the July 15, 2016 military uprising and the resultant mass purges and military reforms disrupted the operational effectiveness of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF), no analytical piece assessing the TAF’s effectiveness and relying on field-related facts and insights derived from primary sources has appeared
Certain issues such as how can Turkey rapidly solve his economic problems and develop new approaches that will prevent it from wasting decades; how it will make its inspiring social ethics revolution; and its possible contributions to the global economy in a transformation process; as well as the ways and means of reaching
Africa’s security problems, Democracy and Human Rights, Economic Development, Terrorism, Transparency and Corruption.
For a researcher of international relations, the African continent is only a very rich laboratory where it will be possible to analyze all the problems facing, at the present, the international community.
Since the September 11 attacks, counter-terrorism (CT) has gained prominence and become a central issue throughout the world. Given the growing transnational character of terrorism, counter-measures also entailed a collective nature. At this point, the role of global and regional organizations to bring the efforts of the individual countries into a meaningful action become much more important.
Border security ensures sustainable development of a state. Pakistan has the longest border with Afghanistan known as “Durand Line.“ The borderland is rugged, mountainous and porous unable to control the transition of people across the frontier. Both countries are having a history of strained relations but in the past forty years, there were two mass migrations of Afghan people to Pakistan.
NATO’s ability to accord and shape security environment can be considered in four folds of which all are mutually integrated: Alliance’s solidarity, coherent common vision, consolidated security architecture and the capacity for rational prioritisation, and effective operational conduct.
Ladies and gentlemen it is nice to see you. Unfortunately, Covid 19 prevents us from getting together in real. Fortunately, we have the high communications technology at our disposal to continue to do business as usual.
The world has witnessed unprecedented polarisation and disintegration acts driven by the most recent wave of globalization emerged in the 1980s. This is most noticeable, in the "core countries" or the “center of capitalism“
Istanbul Security Conference, which took place for the first time in Turkey in 2015, was held by TASAM’s National Defence and Security Institute on 05-06 November 2020, under the main theme “Security Institutions of the Future and Strategic Transformation After Covid-19; Army, Police, Gendarmerie, Intelligence, Diplomacy and Socio-economy“, and as a hybrid format event, due to the recent rise in the pandemic emergency, following the concerns raised by public authorities.
First of all, I sincerely welcome all our participants. I wish that the 6th Istanbul Security Conference and its sub-events, which we had to do online in 5 separate halls due to the pandemic this year, will produce strategic and historical results for our countries and the world.
Introduction: The Conceptualisation of Terrorism The concept of security historically based on the emergence of human society is also an ambiguity concept both in International Relations discipline and in daily usage. On the one hand while discussions about defining and specifying of the scope of the concept is continuing, on the other hand it is frequently
Today’s media is no longer limited to newspaper, television or radio but modern media, in written or audio-video form, has become fast, effective and accessible as it can share information worldwide in no time. Everything can be saved electronically in computers, mobiles or other digital devices. Digital media has great impact on states and societies with some good and bad sides.
The rapid advancement of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) since the mid-1980s has revolutionized the Information Infrastructure (II), which comprises communications networks and associated software and facilitates interaction among people and organizations. The prevalence of information at all levels of a society-individual,
NATO Allies on the both sides of the Atlantic have been witnessing various ongoing crises: from mass refugee influx to rising concerns over emboldening Russian maneuvers in Ukraine and Syria, and nowadays the strategic consequences of Brexit for Euro-Atlantic relations. Evidently, these interrelated challenges are of transnational and hybrid nature involving state and nonstate actors alike. These threats of hybrid nature posed by
This is hard to materialize the perpetual peace by Kantian dream. It needs a lot of transparency, a whole gamut of committed political leadership and a collective will for a lasting peace. The problem with ethnic conflicts, especially centered on self-determination, is that they last for decades. Moreover,
The ‘Border Security and Control’ is an important function of ‘State Sovereignty’. “Sovereignty of state is one of the key feature of the Westphalian order.”1 It is also accepted as the supreme legitimate authority within the territorial boundaries of the state.2
Soft power has become an increasingly important part of effective foreign policy strategies as the 21. Century is distinguished by transnational interactions and dispersion of power at local, national and international levels. The rise of networks
In contemporary armed conflicts, science and technology increasingly plays a determining role and decisively shape outcomes. This techno-scientific discourse has led to development of cutting edge weapon systems, with armed drone as its prime example.
• Is Donald Trump trying to move the focus away to something else from the pandemic?
• What are the discourses of US and Chinese politics that feed the pandemic accusations?
• What policy does the WHO implement between US and China?
In the relations that have reached the” strategic partnership " stage, it is important for Turkey to observe the activities of actors such as the USA and EU, especially China, in the continent with sensitivity and to develop its strategic policies with an open reflex to multilateral negotiations. The third of Turkey - Africa Defence Security and Aerospace Forum
The fourth of the Turkey - Gulf Defence and Security Forum, which holds simultaneously with the Istanbul Security Conference, which has been institutionalized as a global brand, aims to make a strategic contribution towards the healthy management of the parameters of strategic interdependence and trust building and the creation of common consciousness.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a critical milestone for production, consumption, growth and the change of conventional power standards, including security and defense. Scenarios and preparations have been the top priority for the reinterpretation of the national and international immune system and for strategic transformation. In this context, “Security Institutions of the Future and Strategic Transformation” has become the locomotive priority for every country.
The Covid-19 outbreak is a critical milestone for the change in production, consumption, growth, and conventional power standards, including security and defense. Scenarios and preparations have become the top priority for the reinterpretation of the international immune system / infrastructure and for strategic transformation. In this context, developing “System Models for New World Regulation” has become an imperative, not a choice.