Ankara Center for Crisis and Policy Studies (ANKASAM) is an Ankara-based think tank founded in 2017 under the legal entity of International Amity Cooperation and Strategy Research Association (UDISAD). Among its founders are Turkey’s leading academics, experts, media professionals and intellectuals.
In this context, ANKASAM is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that seeks to achieve a strong position in its region and internationally via its countless experts and academicians who exhibit strategic foresight, broad vision, and comprehensive analysis in social sciences.
Analysing the economic, political and social crises in the international system and developing policies that include solutions to them are among the top priorities of ANKASAM.
Based on this consciousness, ANKASAM assumes an important responsibility to identify, analyse and offer necessary solutions to the risks and threats created by the power-competition centric economic, political and social crises in the international system.
ANKASAM’s main field of activity is the Asian region within the scope of international relations.
Having completed its restructuring process in 2020, ANKASAM has 4 Regional Institutes namely:
- AF-PAK Institute
- Asia-Pacific Institute
- Central Asia Institute
- Eurasia Institute
ANKASAM is open to national, regional and international joint studies and collaborations, preferentially in the sphere of activity of its institutes.
With comprehensive analyses, articles, reports, and other works based on scientific procedures and objectivity, ANKASAM also carries out seminars, brainstorms, panels, conferences and engages in active cooperation with the media to help Turkey achieve a more active position regionally and globally.
Within ANKASAM, two internationally indexed multilingual journals (Journal of Regional Studies and Journal of International Crisis and Policy Research) are published primarily in Turkish, English, and Russian every 6 months since 2017.
Analysing the current events and offering powerful projections for the future, www.ankasam.org continues its operation in three languages (English, Turkish and Russian), with the intend to create a heart and mind bridge by bringing the perspectives of experts from aforementioned geographies to Turkey and Turkey to them.
Furthermore, the website www.theasiatoday.org, which aims to convey the current developments in the Asian continent with the slogan “The Invisible Face of Asia”, has started its activities in English and Russian as of July 2021.