Cüneyt Yenigün

Cüneyt Yenigün
Sultan Qaboos University | SQU · Department of Political Science

Professor in Political Science

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August 2012 - present
Sultan Qaboos University
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Founder of the Political Science Department; Founder Director of International Relations and Security Studies Graduate Programs
Education
May 1997 - November 1998
Florida State University
Field of study
  • Political Science
September 1994 - May 1997
Istanbul University
Field of study
  • International Relations

Publications

Publications (84)
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This article overviews democratization process of the Western Balkan countries by the assistance of the EU. Democratization firstly should be developed in the region by the domestic willingness and later by the external assistance. The EU's vision toward the future of the Western Balkans is accepting the region's countries to the EU, after completi...
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EU-GCC1 relations started thirty years ago but proceeded very slowly. After the first agreement between the two institutions in 1998, the EU transformed, the GCC slowly changed, the international system dramatically converted and rules between two parties were amended by the ENP of the EU. Although both sides need each other, obstinate policies cau...
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This article examines the question of whether developing countries with strong political capacity have lower levels of corruption. Despite the ubiquity of literature on corruption, the relationship between a state’s political capacity and corruption has not been addressed by the existing academic literature. To measure the political capacity of a c...
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In the modern era and new world order, especially after the new millennium, some international actors have resurrected such as non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and individuals, and some have emerged as effective international actors and tools such as social media, global media, and transboundary world publics. Those actors and tools pla...
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This paper explores Oman's potential soft power instruments such as international students, sixteen university chairs in the world, cultural centers, SQ Prizes, charity organizations contributions, and language centers. Oman has the highest number of university chairs abroad in comparison with the other GCC countries, but unfortunately, their benef...
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In the era of globalization, the global media and public opinion play significant roles in shaping a country's image. Today, a country's image in the global arena is becoming increasingly important, as it indicates the assets and soft power of the country in the modern world. Diplomacy is one of the most important tools in building a positive image...
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This study aims at examining the trickle-down effects of Belt and Road Initiative, in-contrast to the existing literature focusing on the financial and economic aspects of the Initiative. Taking China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative, as a case study, a moderation and mediation analysis has been employed...
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Oman is an under-studied country in scholarly circles despite its unique and exclusive role in the arduous fields of international conflict mediation and resolution. The present study seeks to an unassuming manner fill this gap a little in the field of Oman’s foreign policy. The new and diverse instruments of public diplomacy are increasing their i...
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The new instruments of public diplomacy are deepening and diversifying in the contemporary world. Today, the range of phenomena that could be used as new tools of public diplomacy has grown. Some of the new instruments in the new millennium could be highlighted as diaspora, international conferences, scholarships, journals, advertorials, towering p...
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Diasporas play an important role in international relations by connecting homeland and host country. Diasporas can act as a bridge between the sending states and the receiving states in promoting peace and security, and in facilitating economic cooperation between the two sides. Omani people started to settle into Eastern Africa 1300 years ago. It...
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Objectives: The Qatar crisis could be a reason for strengthening trade and diplomatic ties between Qatar and Oman. As a result of the trust between both countries, the crisis provided Oman's chance to support Qatar in many fields, such as trade and diplomacy. This study discusses how Oman increased its trade and diplomacy with Qatar. It contains tw...
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Utilizing a qualitative research methodology, the paper introduces the background to the conflict in Darfur, including its origins, main causes, and related consequences and impacts. The causal factors of the conflict include colonialist and post-independence policies of economic and political marginalization, environmental degradation, demographic...
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This study aims to highlight the most prominent effects of Brexit on the Britain-GCC countries' relationship, by investigating the developments that occurred in the security and economic aspects after the referendum's outcome in 2016 and drawing the future of this relationship. In addition, it is important to track the evidence that indicates Brita...
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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increases and stimulates productivity and plays a crucial role in economic development. It increases the national income, provides job opportunities, and allows the country to access foreign exchange and foreign currencies through improving the positive balance of export and import and trade balance. This paper discu...
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Oman is striving to promote good and equal relations with other states, and to adopt a policy of good neighbourliness and non-interference in others’ internal affairs. Moreover, it is working in maintaining respect for international law, conventions and customs. Nowadays, the Middle East goes through remarkable changes that require the use of quiet...
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In the last century, though the Sultanate of Oman was seen as an undeveloped country in terms of economics, politics, international relations, and socio-cultural relations, actually, it had been one of the most developed countries in the Middle East previously. Perhaps, because of the existence of historical state experience in her DNAs, and His Ma...
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Oman has long lasting peaceful relations with its neighbours and the world. It is a small size Arabian Gulf state with very rich natural resources. Relations between Oman and Turkey was very pleasant in 15-19th centuries. A century of interrupted relations has started to resurrect in the recent years with the new economic, political treaties and so...
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Oman is a small Gulf state with very rich natural resources and has good relations with the Western countries. Oman and Turkey had very long and good relations during the Ottoman times. A century of interrupted relations has started to resurrect in the last decade with the new agreements and economic and socio-cultural relations. Turkey and its pol...
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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was declared by China in 2013 and it encompasses Chinese investment in seventy countries. Chinese military strategies have been continuing since the Meng Dynasty to current times, but this initiative is designated as a global scale Communist Party masterpiece. The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of...
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China was always a very important civilization for humankind with its innovations, socio-cultural effect, and tremendous natural resources. It had good relations with the Gulf countries from ancient history. After Communism, the Gulf countries and China took aside in different pacts and relations de-escalated and deteriorated. In the first decade i...
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Yıl 1970, Umman Sultanlığı, 38 yıllık Sultan Said bin Taimur yönetimi altında; birkaç ilkokulun, sadece bir ortaokul ve hastanenin, yine sadece 3 kilometrelik bir asfalt yolun bulunduğu, güneş gözlüğü takmanın bile yasak olduğu, tüm dünyadan tamamen izole olmuş bir ülkeydi. Sultan, uğradığı bir suikast girişiminden sonra tamamen saraya kapanmış dur...
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EU-GCC Relations started thirty years ago but proceeded very languishingly. After the first agreement between two institutions in 1998, the EU transformed, GCC slowly changed, the international system dramatically converted and rules between two parties were amended by ENP of the EU. Although both sides need each other, obstinate policies caused ce...
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The small arms industry appears to be fragmenting, bringing manufacturers closer to potential markets. More than 1,000 companies in about 100 countries are involved in some aspects of small arms production, with significant producers in around 30 countries. Conservative estimates mention that 8 million small arms being produced per year. Until Dece...
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Ortadoğu’da Çatışma Çözümü: Mezhepsel Yakınlaşma Cüneyt Yenigün* Özet Ortadoğu çatışmaları on altı on yedi başlık altında kategorize edilebilmek¬le birlikte özellikle son yirmi yıldaki tüm sorunların ana-kökü mezhepsel sorunlara bağlanmaktadır. Bölgedeki günlük yaşamda din, bölge halkları arasındaki hala en önemli faktör ve din adamları da bölgede...
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NATO-GCC countries have hitherto failed to set up a multilateral mechanism or especially have deliberately chosen to follow more concentrated interest driven policies. But in the same time it has existed in the spirit of ICI by mentioning 28+1 relations instead of mentioning 28+4 or 28+6 relations. That's why perhaps it should not be counted as a f...
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The United Nations (UN), despite some successful stories, has largely failed to safeguard international peace and security, particularly in the Middle East since its establishment. The UN’s inability to effectively resolve international conflicts is due to the Security Council (UNSC)’s decision making-process. The power to block any initiatives tha...
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Among the others, sectarian issue is the main reason of the Middle East Conflicts. Religion is still the most effective factor on people's lives in the region. So, the most important actors in the region is clerics and religion scholars to (un)justify politics and In this picture clerics are the first responsible actors of the sectarian issues in t...
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Today's deepened regionalism world, regional Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) are becoming more and more crucial and security regional organizations take the front rank with the economic ones. African Union, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and European Union have prepared and reorganized themselves by establishing security/military entitie...
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Oman Ranks High in Global Peace Index
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Hosting of Nuclear talks Shows Sultanate’s Position
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In ancient times international systems and security privation transformed rather slowly. Comparatively, radical international changes and international systems reached the stage rapidly in the last century prior to the new millennium. A multipolar world and the first universal security organization, the League of Nations (LN), failed; a bipolar sys...
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Gulf -Iran Relations
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Reportage: Anaylists Cautiously Optimistic Rouhani’s Presidential Win
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Reportage: Rouhani Election
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On the one hand Albanians desire Greater Albania, on the other hand they know it is very difficult in today's international circumstances. To say the least, Albania, Kosovo and Albanian part of Macedonia yearn for it according to the survey held in Albania in 2010. Macedonia will be an "Albanian majority country" in the next two decades. Albanians...
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SUMMARY The overall goal of our project is to provide a primary academic source for academicians, foreign-policy makers, civil-society organizations and think-tank institutions by providing the first large survey on the opinions of Albanian people on foreign policy. The project is further motivated by the need to democratize the process of formulat...
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International politics creates international law, but also international law draws the framework of international politics (for majority of the states). Cyprus issue is one of the long lasting unsolved problems of the last century. EU has made its one of the biggest historical mistakes by accepting unsolved “Cyprus” and also violated international...
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International politics creates international law, but also international law draws the framework of international politics (for majority of the states). Cyprus issue is one of the long lasting unsolved problems of the last century. EU has made its one of the biggest historical mistakes by accepting unsolved " Cyprus " and also violated internationa...
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Balkan countries have the potential core for economic and political development: Living by cohabitation in peace with tolerance and mutual respect. If the Balkan people relearn to live together, they could catch the wind of achieving for political and economical escalation. And again if Balkan countries can achieve it, as they succeeded it in their...
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The latest studies in political economy has illustrated that an increase in employment and income level within a Post-Conflict Country(PCC), is likely to decrease the probability of conflict risk being recurred. However, in the Balkans, the latest entrepreneurial tendency as 'cargo cult investment' in PCCs is shaped significantly by investors' bias...
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On 17 December 2004 the leaders of the European Union member countries decided to open accession negotiations with Turkey and, after this decision, the European origin foreign capital has increasingly showed interest to Turkey. EU firms' interest to Turkey is evident from their high share in the total foreign direct investments (FDI) between 2003 a...
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Last European parliament elections, biggest transnational elections in European history, have shown xenophobia and intolerance increase in Europe. Especially far right parties even if they couldn’t establish a group; the MEPs have dramatically increased in the European Parliament. That shows us general tendency of the European public opinion agains...
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Birinci Kısıma Giriş Özellikle 1991-1995 yıllarındaki görüşmeler kısımlı olarak bütçe zabıtlarında olmasına rağmen genel halkın ve bu konuda çalışma yapan araştırmacıların bu kaynaklara ulaşma zorluğu bulunmaktadır. 1996 ve sonraki görüşmelerin bir kısmı, bir zamanlar, sanal ortamda bulunmasına rağmen, daha sonraki teknik düzenlemelerle bunların ço...
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This study addresses sea borders (territorial waters, continental shelf and gray areas) issues between Turkey and Greece. The author summarizes firstly the history of the Aegean Sea issues and the claims of the two countries about the sea borders. Then he examines the resolution alternatives of the experts. The author purposes new resolution altern...

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