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