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


We often say that days pass quickly, but we cannot overlook what
December 28, 2023

Global Leadership

This article does not fully address environmental issues but focuses on the

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

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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The Problem of Modern Populism

January 3, 2024
Wars were fought to bury fascism in history. Under these conditions, burying populism in history seems difficult... Using populists to nourish autocracies can never be the right strategy. It is not about raising enemies in swamps, grey, and dark areas; it is about developing people in clean, clear, open spaces and uniting them.
5 mins read

Ukraine Strategy

December 18, 2023
With only a few days left until 2024, the world has once again turned its attention to the Ukrainian front. Articles by some experts have been published, and various writings on Russia's economy have begun to appear in think tanks and global media. President Zelensky's trip to America took place, reminding us of the aid the U.S. has provided and could provide to Ukraine, ultimately admitting that there is a stagnation at the front. The key question now is whether the political will in both the U.S. and Europe to continue military and economic support to Ukraine is starting to wane, whether a new strategy will be implemented, how the Ukrainian people will adapt to this new strategy, how the Kremlin will approach it, and whether all these perspectives can be considered in preparation for a ceasefire.
8 mins read

Climate Change and Geopolitical Balances

December 18, 2023
I decided to write this article after the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28). Climate Change is certainly an environmental issue. However, as far as I can see, this topic is related to the mandatory implementation of a major transformation with technological, economic, social, and political aspects. There will also be changes in geopolitical balances, with shifts in centers of gravity. We have already begun to receive signals of these changes. The transformation indicates a major period set according to the schedule of a global revolution. In other words, this is a very important and comprehensive issue aimed at accelerating and concluding all global transformation projects required by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
10 mins read

Propaganda of Dugin

December 18, 2023
Dugin is a figure who strives to find global support for Russia's political goals intermingled with philosophy. He may be a source for Putin and other names in the Kremlin, but this effort seems far from credible and trustworthy.
9 mins read

Knowing the Strategy

December 18, 2023
I would like to think that the importance of strategy is understood. The Cold War was different, and what came after is even more so... What haven't we experienced in these processes! What else can happen? My special effort is to move forward with institutional structures, and in this sense, any shortcomings should be addressed.
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