Neutralizing Jihadist Stance: The Need for a New Perspective

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ShareAhmet CELIK, PhD                             Hakan Cem Cetin, PhD Senior Experts Global Center for Security Studies   An article, published in the French daily Le Parisian on April 21[1], has once again kindled a clash between the West and the East. Titled as “Manifesto against the new anti-Semitism“, the article was written by Philippe Val, a co-founder and former director of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, and signed by more than 250 prominent French figures, among them several intellectuals, artists, politicians, three imams, one Mufti and the former French … Continue reading Neutralizing Jihadist Stance: The Need for a New Perspective

The Future of Political Violence and Terrorism Studies: An Interview with Marc Sageman

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ShareThis interview was conducted by Dr. Ahmet Celik who is a Senior Expert at GC4SS We start here our first GC4SS’ Interview Series with Marc Sageman who is an iconoclastic Polish-born American scholar in the field of Terrorism. As an independent … Continue reading The Future of Political Violence and Terrorism Studies: An Interview with Marc Sageman

The Future of Democracy in the Age of Social Media

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ShareAhmet Celik, PhD ahmet.celik@gc4ss.org Senior Expert Global Center for Security Studies Nowadays, in certain countries, it is really difficult to find a brand-new vehicle with mechanical key system, most of which can be operated by a remote control without requiring to push any button. If you approach your car with a key fob in your pocket the car automatically unlocks its doors. If you have a car with keyless start and stop system you can just get into your car and press a button to start the engine. Working principle of key fob is also simple: if you put your … Continue reading The Future of Democracy in the Age of Social Media