Security & Conflict
Unfortunately, conflict and insecurity remain a structural concern to populations throughout Eurasia. From interstate war to regional sectarian tensions, matters of conflict and security are highly complex and layered instances. The effects of enduring conflict radiate out, combining humanitarian concern, with macro-level political discord. Beyond combat and humanitarian crises, the preservation of peace itself is often contingent on constant, pro-active dialogue. For durable resolution of both local and continental insecurity, third-party engagement is often indispensable. However, contextual expertise is critical to achieve any measure of success.
In the face of these complex issues, ISDP combines practical skill of mediation with contextual and theoretical expertise needed to make engagement meaningful. Many of ISDP‘s programs are directly committed to conflict-torn constituencies and regions at risk of escalating security situations, including both traditional and non-traditional security threats. Through a combination of both endogenous and exogenous expert research ISDP enables policymakers to base their decisions on the right information, under the right conditions.
Turkey is Expecting a Restart with the U.S.
The Kurdish question has, once again, complicated Turkish-American relations. The rhetoric of anti-Americanism remains useful to whip up and mobilize nationalist opinion. Yet, Erdoğan’s Islamists are not any aspiring anti-imperialists. […]
China’s March West: Pitfalls and Challenges in Greater Central Asia
Central Asia constitutes a lynchpin for China’s Belt and Road ambitions. However, as Niklas Swanström and Pär Nyrén argue, Beijing also faces a number of challenges and pitfalls if Greater Central Asia […]
Assassination in Ankara: Russia, NATO, and Turkey’s Violent Politics
On December 19, Mevlut Mert Altintas, a Turkish police officer, assassinated Andrei Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey. His action was apparently meant as retribution for Russian bombings in eastern Aleppo, […]
Nuclear Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Implications from EURATOM
Northeast Asia is currently facing several nuclear issues, such as the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and a potential arms race between the countries in the region. These issues […]
Turkey’s Proposed Constitutional Changes and Erdoğan’s Forever War
The package of proposed amendments to the Turkish constitution that were announced on December 10 foresee the gradual concentration of even more power in the hands of President Recep Tayyip […]
Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict: 2015-Present
Summary The Suruç bombing in July 2016 flared up Turkey’s most significant intra-state conflict. Since July 2015, more than 2,300 people have been killed in violent clashes. Western Turkish cities […]