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CJAS is a peer-reviewed academic journal published semi-annually by Cappadocia University, Center for Social and Strategic Research. CJAS publishes fully open access scholarly material and data and is indexed by DOAJ.


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Vol. 2 No. 2 (2020): December 2020
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Our December 2020 issue features 10 papers, including 7 research articles, 2 review essays and one book review.

The paper of Ali Oğuz Diriöz and Kutay Alımcı scrutinizes the Syria policies of Russia using the classical geopolitical approach as an analysis tool. Hatice Çelik goes deeper in the Russian history, discussing the relationship between Russia and Korea in the nineteenth century from a “balance of power” perspective. Satya Prakash Dash reviews the poverty elimination policies of China in 2020 and analyses how China fights corruption while eliminating absolute poverty. The archival work of Halime Zehra Mangör sheds light on the relationship between Turkey and Iran in the Democratic Party era in Turkey. Medine Derya Canpolat’s research on the Afghanistani asylum-seekers in Sivas uses qualitative research methods to discuss the harmonization processes of Afghans in Turkey. Melih Demirtaş studies the Russian Orientalism and Orientologists in Russian academia.

Our December 2020 issue has a special section for the US 2020 elections. In this section, Emre Demir discusses Biden era US policies towards China and Asia-Pacific, while Serap Güneş reviews Trump era Turkish foreign policy. Özhan Değirmencioğlu gives an account of Trump era and shares opinions about the Biden era, which will start in 2021. In our book review section, Sinem İkien reviews Ilan Pappe’s book on Israel.

Published: 2020-12-31
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Cappadocia Journal of Area Studies (CJAS) is an interdisciplinary platform that publishes original peer-reviewed research on the interconnected relationship between area studies (Middle East, African, Chinese, East Asian, American, South East Asian, European, Central Asian, South and Central American, and Russian Studies) and international relations, sociology, global studies, anthropology, geography, history, law, philosophy, politics, public administration, public policy, religion, and society in the globalized world. As an interdisciplinary platform, the journal is necessarily heterodox ontologically, epistemologically, and methodologically. The journal especially welcomes research utilizing critical theory to scrutinize how area studies, society, and politics interact in structuration processes that reinforce, reify, or radically change extant sociopolitical praxis, ideational structures, institutional forms, and power distributions that alter, for good or ill, social, political and economic experiences in these geographical regions.