As the first quarter of the 21st century draws to an end, we are witnessing the 20th century order undergo new tests. While political and economic concepts, approaches and trends pass the stress test, we are far from consensus on what the “new normal” will be.

This situation presents serious difficulties for assessments based on the geopolitical units of analysis of the previous century, and exposes the need for a new language, multidimensional approaches and assessment tools. The Ankara Institute conducts regional and global geopolitical assessments on a multidimensional basis and uses various tools to test projections. As well as combining very long-established contacts with actors in crisis areas with academic assessments, the Ankara Institute painstakingly examines the cross-relations between the different dimensions of issues. Aiming to elucidate the DNA of geopolitical crisis and problem areas, this approach facilitates sound risk analyses.