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Egocentrism, Trump and the international system

Egocentrism, Trump and the international system

The inauguration ceremony of US President Donald Trump was closely followed by the world. In his election, Trump pledged that he would make the USA a globally respected country within the context of political and military hegemony. This study addresses egocentrism, or self-centeredness, with reference to the behavioral patterns of Trump. With this, the influences […]

Will Afghanistan Become the Next Proxy War?

Will Afghanistan Become the Next Proxy War?

Afghanistan turned into a matter of “prestige” during the War on Terror initiated by the George W. Bush administration. In other words, the “Enduring Freedom Operation” was the first indication that the USA was becoming a global hegemon. The US’ involvement in Afghanistan was unrivaled and different from the “Great Game” of the 19th century—it […]

Does PKK use drug addicts to conduct suicide attacks?

Does PKK use drug addicts to conduct suicide attacks?

For the illegal Marxist organizations, a suicide attack is a last effort to stand up for themselves. Especially as a result of the successful operations in Eastern and South-eastern Anatolia against the organization, PKK has changed its strategy and started to go for suicide attacks by employing its urban settlements. In the previous periods there […]

Afghanistan’s Future in the World Politics: The Prestige War

Afghanistan’s Future in the World Politics: The Prestige War

Afghanistan was one of the places where Russia and the United Kingdom clashed during the 19th century. This geopolitical rivalry went down in history as “The Great Game.” The United Kingdom aimed to keep away Russian influence from its Indian colony by capturing Afghanistan. The Great Game resulted with Afghanistan staying as a buffer state. […]

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