Gursel Tokmakoglu

He was born in Çanakkale in 1961. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1982 with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He served in various intelligence roles as a staff officer both domestically and abroad. He worked as an intelligence instructor and School Commander. He signed many documents published in the Armed Forces. He participated in the Bosnia and Kosovo Operations under NATO. He undertook special duties and administration in counter-terrorism efforts both domestically and internationally. He served as a Military Attaché. He retired in 2007 following his position as the Director of Air Force Intelligence. He held senior management positions in the private sector both domestically and internationally. He has published works, one of which is his latest book titled "Barış Pınarı." He is currently consulting, blogging, and providing commentary in the media on Intelligence, Politics, Defense, Security, Strategy, and Geopolitics.
December 25, 2023

Global Democracy Discussion

There are as many opponents of democracy as there are of modernism, liberalism, and globalization. Nevertheless, concepts like democracy, modern democracy, liberal democracy, and global democracy continue to evolve in their own direction. Those who continue the legacy of the Enlightenment must always look
December 19, 2023

2070

We often say that days pass quickly, but we cannot overlook what

Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Assessing the Path Ahead

February 24, 2024
I evaluate an important war that has reached its second year, predicted to quickly pass its third year, and concerns almost everyone. Looking from today to tomorrow, while developments seem to be against Ukraine, can any changes be made to the situation? Or will today's ambiguity continue? How are the problems on the front lines and in the strategic field developing? Can Putin make his chess moves skillfully?
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The Debate on Neo-Imperialism

February 14, 2024
Let's look at today. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Digital Age, an intense period of innovation has begun. If a new sovereignty debate arises regarding artificial intelligence, we cannot remain indifferent to it. Perhaps it may even be necessary to call this the "Age of Neo-Imperialism." The main actors of this age are the powers dominating the new sovereignty phenomenon, highlighted by the power of artificial intelligence.
4 mins read
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The Prism

February 10, 2024
We must develop and institutionalize individuals and values within democracy, and build structures that safeguard this. Leadership that constantly threatens humanity, like Putin's, is far behind the times. To lead the policies of less developed and developing countries, new types of global mechanisms that also utilize technology are needed; global leadership should be developed with these mechanisms. Therefore, there is a need for new approaches that support the existing nation-state system and leadership that will engage with it.
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Potemkin Democracy

February 7, 2024
In fact, people in the world cannot expect to learn democracy and develop from leaders like Putin or Xi, can they? However, if leaders have authoritarian and populist characteristics, then the idea of ​​developing through democracy will suffer the most. What people need is to be able to further develop through American democracy, to become even more advanced individuals through democracy. What humanity definitely needs is not the proliferation of arrogant and populist figures like oligarchs, authoritarian rulers, and personalities who only know how to work for themselves like Potemkin. Such leaders and politicians highlight oppression and distortions within democracy and foster the development of unwanted tissues in society. People need leaders and politicians who know how to develop within democracy.
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Actor’s Stage

February 5, 2024
Today, we see that alongside states, non-state actors are increasingly prominent on the world stage. Moreover, due to the fact that approaches to these actors are turning into political arguments, there is inevitably a state of instability emerging. Here, we are talking about structures that can be dealt with using quite complex and multiple equations. It's a very challenging situation. Now, let's examine this topic and try to clarify it a bit.
10 mins read
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Whispers of the CIA Chief

January 31, 2024
I would like to share my thoughts on CIA Chief William J. Burns' article titled "Transforming the CIA for the Age of Competition: Espionage and Statecraft" published in Foreign Affairs on January 30, 2024.
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The Nature of the Subject

January 30, 2024
Whether we express it or not, in every place where politics exists, we contemplate confidence-building measures and the ability to control the situation. Let's describe the most prominent subject of the natural situation that occurs here. If those who lead our organizations act with sufficient consciousness, this will result in a more beneficial outcome for humanity. The explanations here will show us with very natural reasons, what power does the United Nations have?
3 mins read
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Strategic Situation and Iranian Geopolitics

January 21, 2024
Those who hold control are those who know the strategy. If you are talking about conflict, it should be understood in the manner of these new methods. Iran is a significant area of conflict. Israel, under the guise of the more pressing issue of Iran, is interested in making progress in the Eastern Mediterranean for its own benefit.
4 mins read
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The Course of Iran

January 18, 2024
We are in a period where Iran is on the agenda. Even when we consider Iran's situation in the last three months in the Middle East, where complex relationships with multiple sides and depths are concentrated, we can notice many complex situations.
4 mins read
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The Ruler and the People

January 12, 2024
Some societies have not been able to escape cultural upheavals and have not experienced an Enlightenment period. They are more prone to autocracy, populism, and militarism. Additional political pressure is not necessary, as they can be driven to extremes with just a little manipulative policy. However, the people living in these areas deserve better governance. Humanity requires this; humanity wants to be free from the imaginary thoughts.
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