This recently published volume, published by the Military Publishing House of the Ministry of National Defense of Romania, contains the policy recommendations and the conference report of the International Conference on “New Security Challenges in the Black Sea Area: Towards a Cooperative Agenda” held at Kadir Has University on 27-30 May 2012. The Conference was organized by the Regional Stability in the Greater Black Sea Area Working Group of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, in partnership with the Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University and the Harvard University Black Sea Security Program, with the support of the International Relations Council of Turkey.
The book is of particular relevance as it emphasizes the potential for a cooperative security agenda the Black Sea Region in the areas of Energy Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Security, and Combatting Transnational Organized Crime.
Published by Razumkov Centre, the book presents a collection of analytical materiel developed by the Razumkov Centre and the Centre for International and European Studies (CIES), and with the support of the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Open Ukraine and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, as a result of the international conference held at Kadir Has University, Istanbul on 13 May 2011 on “Enhancing Security in the Black Sea Region and Prospects for the Turkish-Ukrainian Cooperation.”
The volume contains the edited versions of the main presentations at the conference and articles written by Turkish, Ukrainian and other experts. The book aims to evaluate the complex processes at play in the Black Sea Region; to assess the interests of the key regional and extra-regional players in the region; to highlight the current state of Turkish-Ukrainian relations; and to develop scenarios on the prospect of enhancing the partnership between Ankara and Kyiv.
Young Minds Rethinking the Mediterranean
This recently published book is a compilation of the best papers presented by participants of the first “Euro-Mediterranean Forum for Young Researchers” in the following two categories: "Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue" and "Euro-Mediterranean Relations.” The event, which took place in Istanbul between April 13-15, 2011 was jointly organized by CIES, Global Political Trends Center (GPoT Center) of Istanbul Kultur University, Chios Institute for Mediterranean Affairs (CIMA) and the Hellenic Centre for European Studies (EKEM). The Euro-Mediterranean area, apart from its long-standing relevance as a recognized region in terms of research and policy-making, is also at the center of the systemic changes brought about by the ongoing Arab “springs.” This makes this book project all the more timely, exciting, and relevant.