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  • We, as Ortadoğu Analiz, talked to Sayyid, on the “Regional Order and Possibility of New Politics in the Middle East” during the II. Middle Eastern Congress on Politics and Society which was organized by the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Sakarya University on 14-17 October 2014.
    We talked to Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim about Turkey-Iraq relations, the situation of new Iraqi government, Kurdish Regional Government dealing problem with ISIL and Kirkuk.
    We talked to co-founder of the Arab Reform Initiative Bassma Kodmani about international society’s approach to Syrian civil war, current situation of Syrian opposition and expectations from international actors.
    We talked to Ambassador Mohamed El Fatah NACIRI, who served as the Head of Mission of the League of Arab States to Ankara since February, 2010, about the Middle East before and after Arab Spring; and the League of Arab States which is a international and regional actor.
    ORSAM has launched the new issue of the ORSAM Inteviews on Regional Affairs. This edition features an interview with Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).
    ORSAM has launched An in-depth interview series, entitled ORSAM Interviews on Regional Affairs. The first edition features an interview with the Predident of Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency Dr. Fuat Oktay.
    Within the context of “Ankara Familiarisation Trip”, a delegation of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University International Relations Community composed of 45 students paid a visit to ORSAM on 11 December 2014.
    Journalist Delegation of Russian Federation paid a visit to ORSAM on 9 December 2014 in order to discuss relations between the Middle East and Turkey relations.
    ORSAM-NESA-Yıldız Technical University Joint Meeting Entitled “The Middle East in Flux: Iraq, Syria and Turkish-American Relations”
    Joint Symposium: “Beyond Chapters – The Future of Turkey in Europe”
    ORSAM in coordination with Department of International Relations in TOBB ETU, and Austrian Embassy held conference entitled “Which Effects Will The New Government in Iraq Have on The Future of The ISIS in Iraq and Beyond?”.
    ORSAM, SAM and TOBB Economy and Technology University have organized a conference on 30 October 2014 entitled “Regional Security and Cooperation Perspectives in the Black Sea in the aftermath of Recent Developments in Ukraine”.
    On the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations Between Japan and Turkey, ORSAM in cooperation with Japanese Embassy and SAM organized a joint symposium entitled “Japan and Turkey: Where Did We Come From? Where Are We Going?"
    A delegation from The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) visited Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) on 19 August 2014.
    On 30 April 2014, national elections took place in Iraq. Not only Iraqi people followed these elections but also countries in the region and international actors watched them closely.
    The Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) in coordination with the Italian research institute of Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) organized a meeting in Rome entitled “Turkish Policy toward the Syrian Crisis and the Impact of Refugees” on June 6th 2014.
    ORSAM, in collaboration with the Middle East Institute and the Migration Policy Institute organized a meeting entitled “Syrians on the Edge: The Status of Refugees in Neighboring Countries” in Washington D.C.
    ORSAM and Center for Strategic Studies-University of Jordan (CSS) organized a workshop entitled “Exchanges on the Middle East: Turkey-Jordan Relations within the Changing Regional Environment” in Amman on 26 May 2014.
    ORSAM will held a conference entitled “Syrians on the Edge: The Status of Refugees in Neighboring Countries”, in partnership with Middle East Institute and Migration Policy Institute in Washington, DC.
    ORSAM, in cooperation with TOBB ETU and the United Nations held a panel entitled “Forum for the Support of the Palestinian People “on May 14, 2014.
    On 6-7 May 2014, ORSAM, in cooperation with Türkmeneli Cooperation and Cultural Foundation, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and Turkish Historical Society organized a symposium entitled “Middle Eastern Turkmen”.
    A mission which is composed of Lebanon Turkmens and chaired by Hussein Mohamad- Secretary General of the Tripoli and Dinniye Lebanon Türkoman League has visited Turkey in order to contact with some institutes.
    A delegation of Turkish academicians led by ORSAM President Assoc. Prof. Şaban Kardaş paid a visit to Iranian universities and research institutions on 19-20 April 2014.
    A group of students from SDE Academy, established within the Institute of Strategic Thinking on April 27th, 2014, paid a visit to ORSAM within the scope of their “Weekly Event Schedule”.
    ORSAM, in partnership with SAM ve TOBB ETU, held a lecture entitled “How will the International Order Accommodate Rising Powers? A Liberal Perspective" by G. John Ikenberry in 16 April 2014 in Ankara.
    On 24 March 2014, ORSAM, in partnership with the SAM and the Mosul University Department of Turkish Language and Literature organized a panel entitled “Changing Equilibrium in the Middle East and Turkey-Iraq Relations” in Mosul.
    Jordanian journalists visited the ORSAM on March 12, 2014 as part of a program organized by the Office of Public Diplomacy under the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey.
    ORSAM and TESEV, with support from the Stabilization Unit of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, held a joint workshop entitled “Regional Impact Analysis: Syrian Conflict” in Istanbul on 6 March 2014.
    ORSAM Books No: 5
    ORSAM Middle East Books No: 3
    Mosul in The Ottoman Vilâyet Salnâmes
    ORSAM Books No: 4
    Central Asia Books No. 1
    Energy Security,
    Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Central Asia
    EGYPT IN TRANSITION
    AND
    TURKEY-EGYPT RELATIONS IN NEW ERA
    TUNISIA AND TURKEY-TUNISIA
    RELATIONS IN THE ANNIVERSARY
    OF THE REVOLUTION
     
    Water Management in Transboundary Basins as a “Wicked Problem”? The Case of Orontes Transboundary River Basin
    A workshop to discuss the Orontes River Basin was convened at MEF University, Istanbul, Turkey, during November 12-14, 2014. Workshop attendees from the countries of Orontes River Basin highlighted the need for a reappraisal of not only the problems faced and but also the solutions proposed.
    What is happening in the Israeli Politics?
    Ongoing tensions with the deadlock of Palestinian-Israeli Peace talks and the “so called” end of the Oslo Peace Process have been dominant elements for a very long time. After the deadlock of the talks, events that took place in the areas like Jerusalem that are in high proportion populated by Muslim Arabs developed rapidly.
    Different Conditions and Similar Objections in Transboundary Waters: Observations on the Mekong River
    The Mekong river is the tenth longest river in the world and it spans 4,909 kilometers, draining an area of 795,000 km2. The floodplains in the Mekong river basin cover an area of 70,000 km2. The mean discharge volume of the Mekong river is 15,000 m3/s. Comparing it to the Euphrates river, it equals to 1000 m3/s in the mean discharge over many years. 
    Unjudgeable Crimes in Egypt and Mubarak’s Trial
    In Egypt, the court cleared all the charges over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak, ex-interior minister Habib al-Adly and six former top officials. In three cases, the court acquitted Hosni Mubarak and his ex-officials while in one case, the court acquitted Hosni Mubarak
    The Geneva Consensus on Tigris: A Major Breakthrough?
    It was on June 3, 2014 when a statement from Strategic Foresight Group, an India-based think-tank, was announcing a “major breakthrough” on promotion of data calibration and exchange on flows of Tigris River. This was result of a meeting -which was supported by Swiss funding- between Iraqi and Turkish delegations of senior representatives in Geneva, Switzerland.
    Civil War in Syria and Changing Water Security Conditions
    The Syrian civil war which has continued on since March 2011 has had a negative impact on economic, political and social structure of both the country itself and also the entire region. In addition to this, the civil war has also affected water and land resources.
    US Strategy against ISIS in Syria and Turkey’s Position
    ORSAM has published the ORSAM Review of Regional Affairs No. 17. This work written by ORSAM Researcher Oytun Orhan argues to the US action plan against ISIS should have both Iraq and Syria and emphasizes Turkey's key role in this process.
    Outcome of Vienna Talks: Negotiations to Continue
    The last round of the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (The Permanent Five of the United Nations Security Council – the US, China, Britain, France, Russia – and Germany) for one year was held on 17-24 November in Vienna. The last day for the pre-set date for reaching a final decision in negotiations was 24 November.
    Tunisia’s (S)election
    As a successful example of the Arab Spring, Tunisia, following the parliamentary elections held in October, held presidential elections this time on 23 November 2014. In the presidential election, which is an important milestone for the transition period that began with 2011, Tunisians voted to elect their president for the first time in their political history.
    Reflections on Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Visit to Iraq
    Having visited Iraq on 20-21 November 2014, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has taken steps for a new period in Turkey-Iraq relations with his talks in Baghdad and Arbil. First of all, the foremost characteristic of the visit is that it is the first time that a Turkish statesman visited both Arbil and Baghdad,
    Presidental Election in Tunisia
    ORSAM has published the new edition of the ORSAM Review of Regional Affairs No.16.  As a successful example of the Arab Spring, Tunisia, following the parliamentary elections held in October, is going to hold presidential elections this time.
    A New Period in Turkey-Iraq Relations: The Prime Minister’s Visits to Baghdad and Arbil
    Following the official visit by Iraqi Foreign Minister İbrahim al Jafari to Turkey on 5-7 November 2014, it is announced that Prime Minister Davutoğlu will visit Iraq on 20-21 November. During his visit, Davutoğlu will go to Baghdad and then Arbil. 
    19 December 2014
    ORSAM Report No: 193
    November 2014
    Japan and Turkey in the International Community: Cooperation and Potential
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 192
    October 2014
    Turkey-Tunisia Relations on the Eve of Elections in Tunisia
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 191
    September 2014
    US Strategy against ISIS and its Potential Implications for Iraq & Syria
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 190
    June 2014
    The 2014 Elections, ISIS Operations and the Future of Iraq
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 189
    April 2014
    The Situation Of Syrian Refugees in the Neighboring Countries:
    Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations
    (Tr - Eng - Ar)
    ORSAM Report No: 179
    November 2013
    İnterviews With Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı - VI
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 178
    November 2013
    İnterviews With Syrian Women in Reyhanlı - V
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 164
    August 2013
    The Clashes in Northern Syria and the Possible Effects
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 160
    May 2013
    Interviews With Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı
    (After Reyhanlı Bombings) - IV

    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 159
    May 2013
    Interviews With Syrian Women in Reyhanlı - III
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 158
    May 2013
    Interviews With Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı - II
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 157
    May 2013
    Interviews With Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı - I
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 156
    May 2013
    ORSAM Report on Reyhanlı
    “11 May”
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 155
    BLACK SEA INTERNATIONAL Report No: 32
    May 2013
    Historical Notes from the Minutes of the Montreux Straits
    Conference and Kanal İstanbul
    (Tr)
    ORSAM Report No: 154
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No: 19
    May2013
    Transboundary Waters Within the Scope of EU Water Framework Directive
    (Tr)
    ORSAM Report No: 153
    April 2013
    Electoral Laws in Iraq
    (Tr)
     
    ORSAM Report No: 152
    April 2013
    Basic Data on 2013 Local Elections in Iraq
    (Tr)
    ORSAM Report No: 151
    April 2013
    Democracy Process and Problems in Iraqi Kurdistan
    (Tr - Eng)
     
    ORSAM Report No: 150
    March 2013
    Syrian Turkmens: Political Movements and Military Structure
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 149
    February 2013
    David Cameron and the EU: Crossing the Rubicon
    (Eng)
     
    ORSAM Report No: 148
    January 2013
    Internatonal Politics and Civilizations
    (Clash of Civilizations and Dialogue)

    (Tr - Eng)
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