USAK hosted “Taiwan-Turkey Economic and Cultural Relations” Conference

Summary of conference on Turkey-Taiwan relations

This summary was first published on the Journal of Turkish Weekly 7 November 2013 As part of the the conference series “Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century and Diplomacy”, USAK had the honour to invite Dr. James C.H. CHEN, the Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Mission in Ankara, and his wife Maria Chen to speak to…

Think Again: European Decline

Think Again: European Decline Great article on the ‘myth’ of the imminence of the decline of EU. The EU is, comparatively speaking, doing OK. Though, internal coherence is necessary – keeping Greece in the EURO zone. 

Interview with USAK expert Ali Bakeer on the Geneva II talks

This interview was originally published on the website of the International Strategic Research Organisation (USAK), in Ankara. Interview: Tibor Hargitai, a visiting researcher at USAK . In light of the international efforts to convene the Geneva II meeting next month – aimed at getting all the political actors in Syria, including opposition elements and the Assad…

Mario Monti - former PM of Italy established a transitional government of technocrats

Academics may be relevant in the policy process

What is the relevance for policy makers of scholars theorising about how the world functions? There is wide consensus that the academic community and policy makers are now more detached than ever. But there are ways to bridge this gap. Hiski Haukkala – who has worked as a university teacher and research, as a policy analyst…