Is It People’s Mujahideen or Hypocrite?

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ShareHarun Basli harun.basli@gc4ss.org Expert Global Center for Security Studies Trump, who has opposed to the Iranian regime since his election campaign, has taken concrete steps by withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the ‘Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’, after the election. According to the latest statements from his national security team, it is understood that Trump will further put pressure on the Iranian regime by expanding the US sanctions with the aim of a possible regime change at the end. In this context, as Trump’s personal attorney, the participation of the former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the … Continue reading Is It People’s Mujahideen or Hypocrite?

Syria: What is Next?

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ShareHakan Cem Cetin, PhD hakanc.cetin@gc4ss.org Senior Expert Global Center for Security Studies The Syrian civil war which has been going on for seven years seems to be near its end. Since the not-much expected Russian involvement in 2015, the course of the war has changed dramatically for the Syrian President Besser al-Assad as well as rebels fighting against the Assad regime.  With this last-minute Russian help, President Assad has come back from the brink of a total collapse and gained an upper hand over its adversaries. Such that, he now controls three quarters of the country, excluding only the Idlib … Continue reading Syria: What is Next?

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