• December, 2023
    Vol. 5 No. 2 (2023)

    The December 2023 issue of our journal brings together our esteemed readers with six different articles. In this issue, two articles, one focusing on the Middle East and the other on the Asian continent
    research paper, both of which are on the most important agenda of Turkey and indeed the world.
    Two opinion pieces and two publication reviews focusing on the impact of the Ukraine War and China's No Belt Initiative on Central Asia.

    The first research article, authored by Gülenay Göksenin Eren, is an in-depth study on Iran-Israel relations after the 2006 Lebanon-Israel War in the axis of sectarian narratives and its strategic shifts. It reveals how sectarian divisions, which play an important role in shaping the regional balance of power in the Middle East, have shaped geopolitical issues in the region. In particular, the impact of the political atmosphere between 2006-2015 on Iran-Israel relations is analysed.

    Our authors Mohmad Maqbool Waggy and Dr. Khalid Wasim Hassan have written the second research article of this issue, which comparatively examines the behaviour of India and Pakistan within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The behaviour of these two states, which have shown reluctance to interact with each other in SAARC since 2019, has been analysed using the prisoner's dilemma.

    The first opinion piece, written by Samet İşbilen, focuses on Moldova with reference to the Ukraine War. Aiming to shed light on the question of whether Moldova will become the next Ukraine, İşbilen presents an analysis of Russia's regional policies.

    The second opinion article belongs to Fatma Bilgin. Bilgin, who deals with China's Belt and Road Initiative on the axis of Kyrgyzstan, sheds light on the economic dimension of geopolitical balances in the region while revealing China's Central Asia policies.

    The first review in the publication evaluation section belongs to Büşra Nur Adas. Adas made a comprehensive review of Orhan Gafarli's book ‘Russia's Detachment from the West’, which was published by Nika Publishing House in 2022. The second evaluation belongs to Fatma Kıyak and is written by Ufuk Tok, published by Tasav Publishing House in 2022, ‘Developments in Afghanistan: International Actors and Turkey's Attitude’.

    We would like to thank all the authors who contributed to this issue of our journal by submitting their works and all the referees who laboured in the evaluation process of these works.
    We would like to express our gratitude and hope that the ongoing interest in our journal from the national and international academic community will continue.

  • June 2023
    Vol. 5 No. 1 (2023)

    The June 2023 issue of our journal brings together our valuable readers with six different articles. In this issue, there are two research articles, one focusing on the continent of Europe and one on the Asian continent, two opinion articles focusing on the migration issue, which is one of the most important agenda items of Turkey and indeed the world, and two book reviews.
    The first research paper, authored by John Conrad Masabo, examines the potential repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of European Union (EU) integration and its global impact. Exploring different views on whether the EU can become the most influential power in the post-COVID-19 world, the author suggests that while this possibility exists, there are significant hurdles that the EU must overcome before achieving such status.
    Merve Özten Yıldız, the author of the second research article, which aims to reveal how India is trying to construct a South Asian identity with Indo-Pacific discourses, examines the rise of India as the second most influential power in Asia. In his article, the author analyzes the official and practical discourse of India to understand its role in shaping regional identity and its growing influence on the international scene.
    The first review essay, authored by Müzeyyen Okyay, focuses on the issue of migration. The author dealt with the refugee and migrant problem, which has recently become the primary agenda item in EU-Turkey relations. In this study, the situation of people who have to migrate from their homeland, which is a common problem of Turkey and the EU and requires joint efforts to solve, has been examined within the framework of local laws and international agreements, and the effects of migration on the relations between Turkey and the EU have been analyzed.
    The second review essay belongs to Ufuk Tok. In this article, Tok examines the uncertainties that arose in Afghanistan following the US withdrawal and the Taliban takeover in August 2021. The author, who has the expectation that the integration of the country under the rule of the Taliban with the contemporary world will not be easy and quick, but will be gradual, also analyzes the effect of the long-lasting war on irregular migration from Afghanistan to the west and explores the possibilities of preventing the migration movement towards Turkey.
    The first review in the publication review section belongs to Selin Çınar. Çınar presents a comprehensive review of the compilation book The Routledge Handbook of Ideology and International Relations, edited by Jonathan Leader Maynard and Mark L. Haased and published in 2022. The second publication evaluation was made by Ahmet Emin Yıldız and is on the book titled Post-Cold War China-India Relations, written by Nezir Oğuş, the first edition of which was published in 2021.
    We would like to thank all the authors who have contributed to this issue of our journal by sending their works, and all the referees who have put effort in the evaluation process of these works; we hope that the continuing interest in our journal from the national and international academic community will continue.

  • December 2022
    Vol. 4 No. 2 (2022)

    The December 2022 issue of our journal includes six different articles. In this issue, we present four research articles and two publication reviews, one of which is historical, three of which are on current issues, and one is in biography format.

    The first research article, authored by Hikmet Kuran, deals with the concept of ecofascism. In this article, which argues that Germany had a unique character in linking racism and nature conservation in the past, it is emphasized that both a strong ecological sensitivity and one of the most terrible experiences witnessed throughout history are observed in the same geography. Kuran claims that some authors put forward data showing that there is a theoretical relationship between these two phenomena, but that a different conclusion will be reached if the situation is questioned and analysed. Thus, Kuran's work focuses on the history of fascist ideology and green ideas in far-right politics. According to him, revealing these wrong associations will help to better understand today's far-right thought that guides political parties, ideologies, social movements and political ecologies.

    The third article, written by Ahmet Sapmaz, deals with the relations between Turkey and the United Kingdom. According to Sapmaz, who argues in his article that the political and economic relations between the two countries, which have been going on for many years, have gained a new momentum today, more and more cooperation will be established in the fields of security and defense industry in the near future. As the reason for this, Sapmaz points out the problems Turkey has had with the USA and the EU in the recent period. Of course, the UK is also in search of new ones due to its independent and global foreign and security policy that it started to follow after Brexit.

    The authors of the fourth article, Bilal Karabulut and Şafak Oğuz, in their writings on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which plays an active role in the economy, energy and security fields in the Eurasian region, state that the Organization has gradually increased its power and influence, but there are uncertainties about its future effectiveness. One of the questions that the authors seek to answer is what will be the position and function of the Organization, depending on whether the cooperation between Russia and China continues or a competitive relationship is established in the near future. Another is how this competition/cooperation uncertainty will affect the Turkish Republics in the region. Oğuz and Karabulut claim that a more stable structure was formed in the region and the Organization became stronger during the periods when Russia and China were in harmony of interests.

    The author of the fifth article, Ahmet Çelik, examines the changing African strategy in the US foreign policy from the Cold War to the present. Çelik argues that during the Cold War years, Africa was seen as a region that should be protected from rivals in the American foreign policy, but with the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the interest in Africa decreased. However, the September 11 attacks, newly discovered energy reserves in Africa and the increasing presence of rival great powers in Africa caused a renewed interest in the continent of the USA. Sapmaz claims that this revived interest is not sustainable and has recently lost its qualification of being the most important trade partner of Africa to China and the EU.

    The format of the final research paper is the biography. Its author Özgür Nuhut deals with the life of Chinese scientist, educational philosopher, diplomat and politician Dr. Hu Shih. In this article, Nuhut not only told the life story of Hu, who has a very important place in Chinese and Taiwanese culture, but also revealed his contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the whole world along with China.

    The first review in the book reviews section belongs to Burcu Ermeydan. Ermeydan provides a comprehensive review of the compilation book The Unintended Consequences of Interregionalism: Effects on Regional Actors, Societies and Structures, edited by Elisa Lopez-Lucia and Frank Mattheis, and published in 2021. The second book review was done by Müjgan Işık. The publication reviewed by Işık is the book titled Modern Korea: All That Matters, written by Andrew Salmon and published in 2020.

  • June 2022
    Vol. 4 No. 1 (2022)

    In this first issue of our journal in 2022, we included five research articles, a review essay and a book review. The first article written by Hasan Ali Karasar deals with a painting on the wall of the "Haralambos Mansion", which serves as the administrative building of Cappadocia University today. The mural painting, which is the subject of the article, depicts an event known as the "Otsu Incident" in an orientalist style. While the Otsu Incident takes its place in the archives as an important development in Russian-Japanese relations, how the depiction of the event was carried to the wall of the mansion in Mustafapaşa is evaluated in detail by the author. The second article by Valeriy Morkva deals with the Ottoman-Russian alliance during the Napoleonic wars. In his article, Morkva analyzes the conditions for the establishment of the Septinsular Republic and the short-lived Russian presence in the Central Mediterranean during this period. The author relies on various published and unpublished sources. In her article, Şeyda Çevikel evaluates the connection between foreign policy and geography through the example of Azerbaijan based on Ibn Khaldun's famous question: "Is geography destiny?". After focusing on concepts such as "geopolitics", "geostrategy" and "geoeconomics" derived from geography in her article, Çevikel evaluates these concepts in terms of Azerbaijan's foreign policy. Çevikel states that Azerbaijan is looking for ways to gain political and economic gains by using hydrocarbon resources in its foreign policy.

    Sevim Varlıklar, who deals with the issues of neocolonialism and the new scramble of Africa from a different perspective, evaluates the Ghana-China relations within the framework of these concepts. In her article, the author states that although China positions itself differently from Western colonial countries in its relations with Africa, it creates similar patterns of dependency. Evaluating terrorist organizations and terrorist activities in different parts of the world, Mehmet Özer examines the emergence and disintegration processes of ETA, IRA and PKK terrorist organizations, which Spain, England and the Republic of Turkey have been fighting for many years.

    The only review essay in this issue was written by Özgür Nuhut. Based on his observations about the course of the Russia-Ukraine war, Nuhut claims that Ukraine was prepared for war and Europe is unprepared. The author states that with this war, the idea of ​​a European army was brought back to the agenda and its establishment approved. In his article, Nuhut discusses whether the European Union needs an armed force that can carry out strong and independent operations. The only book review in this issue was written by Şevket Akyıldız. Akyıldız evaluates every aspect of Peter Frankopan's work titled The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World, which was released in 2019.

  • December 2021
    Vol. 3 No. 2 (2021)

    The last issue of our journal in 2021 includes five different articles. In this issue, we present three research articles, one on historical and two on current issues, an opinion piece, and a publication review.

    Valeriy Morkva, in his article on the history of the Caucasus and Russia, deals with the annexation of the Eastern Georgian kingdom Kartli-Kakheti by Russia at the beginning of the 19th century. Morkva argues that the control of Georgian territory enabled the Russians to pass the Caucasus mountains. Gaining a foothold in the Southern Caucasus like Kartli-Kakheti helped Russia gain supremacy over the North Caucasian highlanders and further its interests in the region between the Black and Caspian seas. In his article, Morkva analyzes the spread of Russian influence to the Southern Caucasus during the 18th century and evaluates the Russian policy towards Eastern Georgia in that period. One of the two research articles on current politics in this issue was written by Hasan Aydın. Aydın deals with the African policy of the United States of America. In this study, the African policy of the Trump administration is examined in comparison with the administrations of its predecessors, George W. Bush and H. Barack Obama. The final point reached in the study is that although some of the goals of the USA's Africa strategy announced during the Donald Trump era were relatively achieved, the desired success could not be achieved in general. Another research article on current issues was written by Aygül Akkuş. Akkuş deals with climate change, one of today's imminent and serious threats, from the perspective of ethics and justice. According to Akkuş, those most affected by the climate crisis are those least affected by it. This issue forms the basis of the concept of climate justice. In Akkuş's study, climate justice and climate ethics policies and practices are examined in America, Asia and Africa continents comparatively. Considering that climate justice cannot be studied separately from climate ethics and that this is also an ethical issue, the study aims to address climate ethics and climate justice debates based on environmental ethics understandings.

    Samet İşbilen discusses the topics that have been hotly debated recently regarding the security of Asia-Pacific and Europe. In his review essay, İşbilen claims that the privilege of NATO under the US dominance in defense and security in the Euro-Atlantic region during the Cold War period prevented Europe from establishing an autonomous defense system. While considering the NATO-EU relations, İşbilen examines the position of the EU in the new world order shaped by AUKUS. The only book review we have included in this issue belongs to Antony Hoyte-West. Hoyte-West offers a comprehensive review of the book entitled "Rodina: Tussen lethargie en revolutie, Amsterdam" written by Arnout Brouwers and released in 2018. 

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    June 2021
    Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021)

    The discussion in the June 2021 issue of CJAS centers upon Eurocentrism in area studies, especially on the works, narratives, and studies about Asia, Africa, China, and Eurasia. As an interdisciplinary platform, the June 2021 issue of CJAS features five original research articles and a review essay, along with two reviews of recent books, and a project final report on the competitiveness of Turkey's tourism industry. The articles in the June 2021 issue focus on the interconnected relationship between area studies and international relations, sociology, global studies, anthropology, geography, history, philosophy, politics, and society.

  • December 2020
    Vol. 2 No. 2 (2020)

    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.

  • June 2020
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2020)

  • December 2019
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019)