Charting the New Media Landscape

The way we receive information—whether it is the news, data about our surroundings, commercial information, or simply personal communication—has drastically changed with the permeation of internet and digital technologies into our daily lives. The rise of social media platforms has radically altered how we consume information and news throughout the world, for better or worse….

Megakentler

Birleşmiş Milletler Dünya Kentleşme Beklentileri 2018 raporu, nüfusu 10 milyondan fazla olan şehirleri ‘megakent’ olarak tanımlıyor. Bu tanıma göre, dünya üzerindeki megakent sayısı 1990’da 10 iken, 2030 yılında tahminen 43 olacak ve megakentler dünya nüfusunun yaklaşık yüzde 9’una ev sahipliği yapacak. Beş kıtaya yayılan megakentler, kapsamı farklı olabilen ancak özünde herkesi ilgilendiren sayısız ekonomik, demografik…

Food Security During COVID-19

The worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused various problems in the production of and access to food in Turkey. While the vacant supermarket shelves became the symbol of the panic created by the pandemic, food businesses and restaurants became the sector that felt the most negative economic effects of the epidemic.In the medium…

COVID-19 Döneminde Gıda Güvencesi

Covid-19 pandemisi nedeniyle dünya genelinde ve Türkiye’de gıda üretimi ve gıdaya erişim konusunda çeşitli sıkıntılar yaşandı. Boşalan süpermarket rafları pandeminin yarattığı paniğin adeta simgesi haline gelirken, gıda işletmeleri ve restaurantlar, salgının ekonomiye olumsuz etkilerini en fazla hisseden sektör oldu. Orta ve uzun vadede devam edecek bir pandemi söz konusu iken, Türkiye’de ve dünyada bir gıda…

Sino-Maghreb Relations: Past, Present, and Future

Over the past years, China has been increasing its presence and engagement with the Arab world. Presenting itself as a more reliable partner than the US and Europe, Chinese officials have been working diligently to further develop political ties with various Arab capitals, as well as expand commercial opportunities. North Africa has been another key…

YPIR Series: Beyond Energy – Turkey and the New Geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean

Tensions are high in the Eastern Mediterranean. Against the backdrop of natural gas discoveries and the persistent disputes over drilling rights, the geopolitical landscape of the Mediterranean has been shifting for a decade now. As regional states with shared interests rebalance, and alliances are reshuffled, Turkey’s political and military footprint grows more visible across the…

COVID-19 Response in LDCs and Conflict Zones

Why are least developed countries (LDCs) and conflict zones particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic? Has there been adequate attention given to the needs of war-affected populations and LDCs during this crisis? Why is helping LDCs and war-affected communities particularly important in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic? To answer these questions and to…

Afghanistan-Pakistan Hydro-Climatic Modeling Workshop

A two-day training on hydro-climatic modelling for engineers from Afghanistan and Pakistan was held in Dubai, U.A.E. in October 2019 as part of Afghanistan Pakistan Partnership Summit project supported by the U.S. Embassy Kabul. The training was a joint project created by one Pakistani and one Afghan participant from the second year of the Summit….

Körfez İş Birliği Konseyi Ekonomilerinde Çeşitlilik

Tüm Körfez İş Birliği Konseyi (KİK)[1] ülkelerinde, hükümet gelirlerinin büyük bir kısmı hidrokarbonlardan gelmektedir. Petrol fiyatlarındaki son artışa rağmen, KİK’deki bazı ülkeler işsizlik, yüksek borç seviyeleri ve gergin finansal piyasalar nedeniyle sert bir ekonomik görünümle karşı karşıyadır. Sosyoekonomik zorluklara ek olarak KİK ülkelerinin, iklim değişikliğinin önümüzdeki on yıllar boyunca artan etkisini, aynı zamanda jeopolitik ve…