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Seymanur Yönt

Seymanur Yont is a deputy researcher at the TRT World Research Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Istanbul University and a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Items by Seymanur Yönt

  • Unmasking the culprit: States' credibility at stake in the evolving international legal order

    In the global arena, there is a tendency to spotlight the perceived deficiencies of international laws and organisations. States are often swift to lay blame on these laws and institutions, citing their supposed inadequacies in terms of capacity, credibility and enforcement capabilities. However, recent events, particularly Israel’s war on Gaza...

  • What now, a month after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank?

    As soon as news emerged that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the 16th-largest lender in America, with about $200 billion in assets, had collapsed, a dark cloud loomed over the international financial sector. Even when the initial shock started to wear off following swift action from central banks, the dust...

  • On China and debt distress

    Without China’s participation in joint efforts in debt restructuring, it is not possible to quickly ease the burden on many debt-distressed countries. However, even if not impossible, it is a difficult task. Some may think that the debt default of Sri Lanka is a far-flung problem in a distant land....

  • What can we expect from this year’s World Economic Forum?

    Our world is increasingly plagued by war, famine and poverty. Political and other leaders will meet during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos between 16 and 20 January to discuss existing predicaments and suggest solutions. However, experts doubt whether action will result. The past year witnessed numerous adverse events,...

  • A new order: What we should learn from COP27 and the G20 Summit

    The recent COP27 and G20 meetings witnessed an abundance of commitments. These have shown that there is no end to globalisation. They also reveal that the relationship between trade and climate is complex and that the developed countries maintain their grip on the development narrative. ...

  • The war in Ukraine has an economic domino effect fuelling global social unrest

    The war between Russia and Ukraine since 24 February has already had a global impact. Energy prices have spiked, triggering a sharp increase in the cost of food. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation’s food price index that measures the monthly global price change in food commodities reached an...