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The Making, Working and Ending of the INF Treaty
Yılmaz, Buse; Türkeş, Mustafa; Department of International Relations (2021-9)
On 2 February 2019, the USA announced the suspension of its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which is the 1987 nuclear disarmament and arms control agreement signed by the USA and the US...
AN ANALYSIS OF THE LIBYAN CEASEFIRES AS PART OF A PEACE PROCESS
Gündüz, Yeliz; Dağı, İhsan D.; Department of International Relations (2021-8-16)
This thesis is revolved around three main inquiries. Firstly, the types of the three Libyan ceasefires, the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), the Palermo Conference Conclusions and the Permanent Ceasefire of Libya, are exa...
A FOUCAULDIAN ANALYSIS OF BARACK OBAMA’S NATIONAL SECURITY AND COUNTER-TERRORISM DISCOURSE
Ileri, Kasim; Bahçecik, Şerif Onur; Department of International Relations (2021-8-13)
This study is on a qualitative analysis of Barack Obama’s discourse of counterterrorism strategy. With a theoretical subscription to Michel Foucault’s approach to discourse it tries to make an understanding of how Barack O...
THE CONCEPT OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY IN THE TRADITIONAL IR THEORY
Gürsoy, Mustafa Bozkurt; Yurdusev, Ahmet Nuri; Department of International Relations (2021-7-28)
This study focuses on the concept of international society within the IR theories of Realism, Liberalism and the English School. In regards to Realism, it conceptually explores how international society is considered to be...
Internatıonal polıtıcal economy of neolıberal structuratıon of turkısh electrıcıty market
Ünal, Serhan; Tayfur, Mehmet Fatih; Department of International Relations (2021-7)
This thesis focuses on neoliberal structuration of the Turkish electricity sector from the combined perspective of international political economy and structural power; analyses the relationship between external and intern...
Turkey’s fluctuating relations with iran, 2002-2019: the regionalist perspective
Savaş Yalçınkaya, Zehra Funda; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of International Relations (2021-4-8)
This thesis examines Turkey’s fluctuatingforeign policy attitudes toward Iran between 2002-2019based on the regionalist perspective. While there was a significant improvement in Turkey’s relations with Iran ...
Generative mechanisms of Turkish - American defense relations: 1973-1980 a critical realist analysis
Taner, Mustafa; Ünlü Bilgiç, Tuba; Department of International Relations (2021-2-24)
The Turkish-American relations hit a hard bottom in 1974 and then enjoyed a high level of cooperation with the DECA of 1980. This thesis explores how bilateral relations evolved from a conflictual level to a high level of ...
Hamas and the United States: conflicting visions and policies in Palestine from 1987 to 2020
Karakaya, Mustafa; Dağı, İhsan Duran; Department of International Relations (2021-2-17)
As the First Intifada broke out in 1987, Hamas and the US appeared as two powerful actors in the Palestinian politics, while the former emerged domestically in opposition to the PLO the latter reasserted itself forcefully ...
Global defense industrialization and cooperative behaviors of major powers
Akbay, Özde Aslı; Tayfur, Mehmet Fatih; Department of International Relations (2021-2-12)
This thesis analyzes global defense industrialization and the cooperative behaviors of major powers in this process. In order to explain the patterns of cooperation in the globalization period, a comparative historical ana...
The formation and transformation of trade relationsin the European Union (1958-2018)
Akoğlu Şişman, Melda; Türkeş, Mustafa; Department of International Relations (2021-2-5)
This thesis explores the formation and transformation of the European Union’s (EU) trade relations in its integration process, mainly considering the enlargements it has completed so far. Therefore, it seeks to answer how ...
An application of exclusion theory to world politics: core-periphery relations in Middle East history
Oğultarhan, Adem; Yalvaç, Faruk; Department of International Relations (2021-1-18)
The central claim of the thesis is that when world political relations are assessed from a systems perspective, the main template of relations can be established along core-periphery dichotomy, instead of a state-centric a...
An application of exclusion theory to world politics: core-periphery relations in Middle East history
Oğultarhan, Adem; Yalvaç, Faruk; Department of International Relations (2021-1-4)
The central claim of the thesis is that when world political relations are assessed from a systems perspective, the main template of relations can be established along core-periphery dichotomy, instead of a state-centric a...
A GRAMSCIAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE ROLE OF THINK TANKS IN FOREIGN POLICY MAKING
Günel, Özgür; Ünlü Bilgiç, Tuba; Department of International Relations (2021-1)
This thesis aims to analyze the role of the think tanks in the foreign policy making processin Turkey. Also, thisthesis aimsto provide an overview of how think tanks are used in Turkey reflecting on a new perspective for t...
An analysis of the August War: A constructivist perspective
Sürek, Çağrı; Kuşçu Bonnenfant, Işık; Department of International Relations (2020-10)
The objective of the thesis is to present an alternative analytical framework on the reasons for the 2008 Russia-Georgia War. Throughout the scholarly literature, the conflict has been construed through extensive referen...
Securitization of fake news
Ergül, Mehmet Mert; Bahçecik, Şerif Onur; Department of International Relations (2020-9)
This study argues that fake news is being transformed into a security issue. This transformation has or has the potential to have significant consequences in terms of human rights in Europe and beyond. This study also ar...
International politics and the wawering global arms trade (1950-2019)
Soykan, Arda; Türkeş, Mustafa; Department of International Relations (2020-9)
The volume of international arms trade fluctuates in time due to various reasons. The legal international arms trade remarkably increased in the last two decades of the Cold War. After a considerable decline in the 1990s, ...
Turkish Foreign Policy Toward Israel Through the Lens of Neoclassical Realism, 1949-2010
Emmert, Andrew James; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of International Relations (2020-9)
This thesis analyzes Turkish foreign policy toward Israel through the lens of Neoclassical Realist theory from 1949-2010. It specifically attempts to discern the various international, regional, and domestic factors that...
World Trade Organization reformation and Turkey
Aydeniz, Aykut; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Department of International Relations (2020-9)
The WTO is very crucial international organization since it is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade. The WTO agreements are legal texts covering agriculture, telecommunications, govern...
International relations studies in Asia: Japan, China, and India compared
Yücel, Okan; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of International Relations (2020)
This thesis attempts to analyze the development of IR studies in three major Asian countries, namely Japan, China, and India. The main research question is whether the Asian study of IR is capable of challenging the ontolo...
Foreign policy and political leadership: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Angela Merkel
Açıkalın, Şuay Nilhan; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Department of International Relations (2020)
This thesis analyzes to highlight Erdoğan and Merkel’s influence on foreign policy making vis-à-vis Syrian refugee crisis and Western Balkan region. In this respect, a new political leadership model called SNA Leadership M...
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