Russian Foreign Policy in Realist Context

Introduction This case study intends to analyze the assertive Russian political moves in the historical context. The main research question of the study dissects and explores the realist tradition’s discourses which have come to occur in the Russian foreign policy. In order to test this assumption, the study begins with an examination of the principles... Continue Reading →


Book Review: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

  Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) is an Italian historian, diplomat, philosopher, a political thinker, and a writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He is a founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. He worked for many years as an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and... Continue Reading →

An Analysis of Russia’s Desecuritization Problem

Introduction This article seeks to explore whether Russia is a security problem with its own dynamics and if this peculiar kind of unit constitutes a threat or not. Following the thematic understanding of security, the study will lay out the original logic of the Copenhagen School (CS) regarding the processes of securitization and desecuritization. The... Continue Reading →

American Realism in the post-Cold War era

Realists argued that power is the currency of international politics. They have believed that states deeply care about the balance of power and compete among themselves, either to gain power or at least to make sure they don’t lose power. Great powers, the main actors for –realists’ account- pay careful attention military and economic capacity,... Continue Reading →

Hegel’s Philosophy of Right

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Munich film. Those lines were amazing and it makes me feel like I should share on my wordpress. Hegel's "Philosophy of Right" does not assign a moral category to "wrong". Free will inevitably causes wrong. That's written by Marx. The blind anarchy of capitalism. So you have to be prepared... Continue Reading →

Tough Talk

When I was at the Istanbul airport in June I saw Scarlett Johanson's picture on the wall and it was saying "I am strong, I am free but I still need love." For me I am quite talented to make wrong choices and end up breaking down, so I took it too way personal. I think... Continue Reading →

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