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An evolutionary game analysis of balancing and bandwagoning in unipolar systems
(Scientific & Academic Publishing Co., 2017)
This article proposes a simple evolutionary game to analyze the stability of states’ balancing and bandwagoning behavior towards the sole superpower called the unipole. The trajectories leading to evolutionarily stable ...
Arguing against security communitarianism
Anthony Burke’s ‘security cosmopolitanism’ is a fresh and thought-provoking contribution to critical theorizing about security. In this discussion piece, I would like to join Burke’s call for ‘security cosmopolitanism’ by ...
Codification of the inviolability of frontiers principle in the Helsinki Final Act: Its purpose and implications for conflict resolution
(Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014)
This article tests the proposition that there is inherent conflict between the principles of the Helsinki Final Act, specifically those related to equal rights and the self-determination of peoples, territorial integrity ...
Beyond scarcity: rethinking water, climate change and conflict in the Sudans
(Pergamon Press, 2014-11)
This article develops a new framework for understanding environment-conflict relations, on both theoretical grounds and through a qualitative historical analysis of the links between water and conflict in the states of ...
The myth of ‘Europeanization’ of Turkish foreign policy: the Cyprus debacle as a litmus test
This article examines Turkish–EU relations and the Cyprus issue within the Europeanization framework. It seeks to underline how and to what extent EU conditionality was performed in Turkey’s Cyprus policy in the post-Helsinki ...
How (not) to disappear completely: pedagogical potential of research methods in international relations
(Sage Publications Ltd., 2015)
The question of research methods, and their role in the field, is a major source of contention for IR scholars. We can, however, discuss method, methodology, and innovation without revising or revisiting old debates. Methods ...
The Syrian conflict: driving forces of balances and imbalances
(The Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs, 2017-09-25)
Time to quantify Turkey’s foreign affairs: setting quality standards for a maturing international relations discipline
(Oxford University Press, 2016-01)
The first part of this article discusses the current state of International Relations (IR) in Turkey, and begins with the argument that the local disciplinary community shows limited scholarly engagement. The article ...
Religion, government coalitions, and terrorism
When ethnic minority parties are excluded from government coalitions, are group attributes such as religion related to the groups' use of political violence? We argue that extremist factions within minority groups make use ...