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…

Egypt’s Economic Issues

Many people would not be suprised that the revolutionary events that have been defining Egypt over the last 2 years, have had a very significant impact on the Egpytian economy. This post attempts to highlight how the Egptian economy has been affected by the Revolution.   Tourism Egypt has been well-known as being a popular…

Book Review: Demystifying Syria

I just came across another book review that I have written earlier — in 2011, in fact, when I was doing an internship at USAK, in Ankara. It is a quite elaborate review, making it a bit longer than usual. Countries are more complex than they seem. Demystifying Syria (SOAS Middle East Issues Series) Fred…

Hungary, a paralysed country

I decided to translate a published op-ed which I wrote in Dutch on my Hungary. Take note that this article was written for a Dutch audience. Hungary, a paralysed country  After almost three years I’ve decided to leave Hungary. It’s the country my father fled from during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Before arriving in Hungary I had…