Ciwat Maksut Can

About Ciwat Maksut Can

Ciwan Maksut Can has a bachelors degree in international studies from Høgskolen i Lillehammer, and a masters degree in international studies from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. In addition to Norwegian, English and fluent Turkish, Ciwan also speaks Kurdish and is currently learning Chinese (mandarin). Ciwans main fields of interest are international relations, foreign, defence and security policy, geopolitics and political/economic processes in the Middle East and North Africa region. Ciwan also have interest and solid knowledge on issues related to the BRICS, great power politics, China-Africa relations, and Chinese foreign policy. 
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SDF forces on their way to Manbij. Photo: ANHA. Under copyright. Used with permission.

Cutting the IS lifeline

NEWS ANALYSIS – The ongoing military offensive against the cities of Manbij, Jarablus and Raqqa is about to cut off the Islamic State’s last and most important supply line. (more…)

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