International Relations

BIR aims to provide students with an International Relations education that can measure up to the highest international standards, and to produce high-quality International Relations research that can influence the theory, understanding and practice of world politics.  

IR-333 (2014-2015-Spring): Foreign Policy Analysis
By: Assoc. Prof. Hatice Pınar Bilgin

The making and implementation of foreign policy in theory and practice. The theoretical literature on foreign and security policymaking. Case Studies.
Credits:3 ECTS: 6

IR 347 (2011-2012-FALL): The International System
By: Asst. Prof. Nil Seda Şatana

Some international relations theories would argue that most of the problems and opportunities the world faces today are related to the structure of the modern international system. This course examines the historical and theoretical evolution of the international system, with particular emphasis on the last two centuries. The main objective is to see which ideas and events have shaped the structure of the current system, as well as how the structure has shaped ideas and events. The students are expected to actively participate in the class discussions.
Credits:3 ECTS: 6

IR 218 (2010-2011-Spring ): Diplomatic History II
By: Asst. Prof. Sean McMeekin

Diplomatic history from World War I to the contemporary era.
Credits:3 ECTS: 6

IR 205 (2010-2011-Fall): Diplomatic History I
By: Asst. Prof. Sean McMeekin

Diplomatic history from the Peace of Westphalia until World War I.
Credits:3 ECTS: 6

IR 343 (2010-2011-Fall): Middle East Security Structures
By: Asst. Prof. Mustafa Kibaroğlu

A series of inter-state as well as intra-state conflicts, have determined the political and military dispositions of the states in the Middle East. Heavy armament of the states in the region, including all categories of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles, and the emergence of terrorist groups make the prospects for a fair and lasting peace all the more difficult. These developments in its immediate neighborhood which raise serious concerns for Turkey will also be studied.
Credits:3 ECTS: 6