The Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research was created under the auspices of the İhsan Doğramacı Peace Foundation.
The main purpose of the Center is to help develop agendas and promote policies that contribute to the peaceful resolution of international and inter-communal conflicts taking place particularly in the regions surrounding Turkey. It also aims to analyse and interpret contemporary policies from a critical, comparative but, at the same time, constructive and peace-oriented perspective.
The Center, in order to achieve its purpose, prepares research projects and programs, works to provide a suitable dialogical environment for social scientists, publishes research outcomes, holds conferences, round-tables, and workshops on national and international levels, offers fellowships, appoints candidates for the İhsan Doğramacı Peace Award, and publishes “All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace”.
The Center, in its activities, observes the highest academic standards, norms, and freedoms. In doing so it attaches significance to the theoretical and methodological aspects of foreign policy analysis and works to construct bridges between policy and theory. Together with All Azimuth, the Center also aims to provide a platform for homegrown conceptualizations of international relations and foreign policy research.
Ali L. Karaosmanoğlu and Ersel Aydınlı