Category: Analysis

Raqqa vs Kobani – Terrorism vs Revolution

There is a thin stria between revolution and terrorism. If an uprising or a revolt results in a new social, political and economic order, it becomes a revolution superseding the previous order or power...

Erdogan’s Best Shot is still in the West

Turkish-American relations have witnessed several crises since the beginning of their partnership under the Truman Doctrine. Washington’s reluctance to provide economic help to the Menderes government in the late 1950s, Johnson’s letter of 1964,...

Is the ‘ASEAN Way’ the Way to ASEAN Security?

Established in 1967, the effectiveness of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)1 as a regional security institution in addressing traditional security issues has been  subject to continuing debate among policy makers, academics and...

The Role of Public Opinion in Foreign Policy

The issue of public opinion and its influence in foreign policy has been a matter of dispute between scholars of different schools of thought. The theoretical and empirical disagreement centres upon the ‘nature’ and...