Podcast: Issues in Central Asia’s International Relations

This program is the first in a series of podcasts on Central Asian international relations that aims to discuss key events and developments in the region and in its engagement with the world.  The podcast is part of a project by Dr. Eric McGlinchey and Dr. Shairbek Dzhuraev on debating the region’s relationships.  The podcast…

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…

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…