Kilic Kanat, Ph.D.

Kilic Kanat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science
Faculty Affiliate, The Public Policy Initiative at Penn State Behrend
157 Kochel

Mailing Address:
ERIE, PA 16563

Kilic Bugra Kanat is an assistant professor of Political Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College He received his Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). He received his M.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University and his M.A. in International Affairs from Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). He completed his undergraduate education in the International Relations Department of the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey). Dr. Kanat also holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Middle Eastern Affairs and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Conflict Resolution.

His main areas of research interest are foreign policy decision-making, foreign policy change, and domestic politics and foreign policy interaction. His area of expertise is Middle Eastern Politics. Dr. Kanat teaches Introduction to International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, Terrorism, International Relations of the Middle East, and Foreign Policy Making at Penn State Behrend.

He was awarded the Outstanding Research Award and Council of Fellows Faculty Research Award at Penn State Behrend. He participated in the Future Leaders Program of Foreign Policy Initiative. Dr. Kanat’s writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, Insight Turkey, The Diplomat, Middle East Policy, Arab Studies Quarterly, Mediterranean Quarterly, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. He is a columnist at Daily Sabah. He is the author of A Tale of Four Augusts: Obama’s Syria Policy.

Courses Taught

  • PL SC 014, International Relations
  • PL SC 467, International Relations of the Middle East

Turkiye'nin ABD Politikasi 2021 - 2022

Donald Rumsfeld's legacy on US foreign policy, Daily Sabah - July 5, 2021

Will the NATO communique go beyond being a wishlist?, Daily Sabah - June 29, 2021

Erdoğan-Biden’s NATO talks were good, but now what?, Daily Sabah

Erdoğan-Biden meeting an indicator for other US allies, Daily Sabah - June 15, 2021

Will America please Americans?, Daily Sabah - June 8, 2021

Trans-Atlantic alliance meets in a different world, Daily Sabah - June 5, 2021

China-centric: Biden's first 100 days in office, Daily Sabah - May 4, 2021

Erdoğan-Biden's June meeting potential venue for rescuing ties, Daily Sabah - May 1, 2021

US-China technology war looming on the horizon, Daily Sabah - April 24, 2021

Is Washington closing its Afghan chapter for good?, Daily Sabah - April 20, 2021

Biden-Putin rivalry to shape US’ Asia-Pacific policy, Daily Sabah - April 17, 2021

Weeks, months, years? When will this happen?, Daily Sabah - April 6, 2021

Since inauguration, Biden pushes red alert for China, Daily Sabah - April 3, 2021

NATO's Brussels meeting: Is the world more polarized?, Daily Sabah

An American presidential tradition: 'America is back', Daily Sabah - March 23, 2021

The 'Pivot to Asia' in Joe Biden style, Daily Sabah - March 20, 2021

Death, inequality, recession: The COVID-19 mirror, Daily Sabah - March 13, 2021

Biden on horns of a dilemma for Iranian nuclear deal, Daily Sabah - March 9, 2021

Can Joe Biden convince allies US now reliable?, Daily Sabah - March 6, 2021

If not against coups, then when?, Daily Sabah - March 2, 2021

US-Russia affairs: No more 'Rocky' at the White House?, Daily Sabah - February 23, 2021

US' 'ifs and buts' on PKK cause skepticism in Turkey, Daily Sabah - February 20, 2021

Biden's road map in Sino-American relations, Daily Sabah - February 13, 2021

Biden's bumpy road in US foreign policy, Daily Sabah - February 8, 2021

Wake-up call for global COVID-19 vaccination process, Daily Sabah - February 2, 2021

A piece of advice to Biden's team on Turkey ties, Daily Sabah - January 30, 2021

Polarization, economic crisis, impeachment: What's next in US?, Daily Sabah - January 25, 2021

An unprecedented inauguration post-storming, Daily Sabah - January 19, 2021

An unprecedented inauguration post-storming, Daily Sabah - January 19, 2021

American democracy in crisis, a real one, Daily Sabah - January 16, 2021

American democracy in crisis, a real one, Daily Sabah - January 16, 2021

Capitol protests: The state of the union, Daily Sabah - January 12, 2021

Capitol protests: The state of the union, Daily Sabah - January 12, 2021

2020: A year of crisis for US, China and WHO, Daily Sabah - January 1, 2021

2020: A year of crisis for US, China and WHO, Daily Sabah - January 1, 2021

Conversation on COVID19 - December, 2020

US sanctions only cause more tension with Turkey, Daily Sabah - December, 2020

Trump’s last days critical for Biden, Daily Sabah - December 28, 2020

Trump’s last days critical for Biden - December 28, 2020

The Biden doctrine: US-Russian affairs , Daily Sabah - December 21, 2020

Is there any hope of fixing Turkey-US ties?, Daily Sabah - December 19, 2020

Without Turkey, trans-Atlantic alliance cannot achieve goals, Daily Sabah - December 12, 2020

How can his new Cabinet help President-elect Biden?, Daily Sabah - December 5, 2020

America is back: From where? to when?, Daily Sabah - November 30, 2020

From trade wars to trade agreement wars?, Daily Sabah - November 23, 2020

From American dream to American nightmare, Daily Sabah - November 16, 2020

Divided States of America, Daily Sabah - November 8, 2020

Can US repair its declining foreign image after elections?, Daily Sabah - November 3, 2020

The story of a Halloweeny election, Daily Sabah - November 2, 2020

2020 Başkanlık Secimleri Adayların Dis Politikalari (The Candidates' FOreign Policies in US Elections) - October, 2020

Wishful thinking and allegations instead of strategy, Daily Sabah - October 24, 2020

Divisions, foreign policy, COVID-19: US goes to polls, Daily Sabah - October 19, 2020

Collective efforts sole way to beat COVID-19, Daily Sabah - October 17, 2020

Coronavirus's impact on image of world powers - October 12, 2020

China becomes domestic issue for US politics, Daily Sabah - October 10, 2020

US elections in light of pandemic and Trump testing positive, Daily Sabah - October 5, 2020

Trump-Biden debate: Why US public doesn't want to have another, Daily Sabah - October 3, 2020

Ak Party Years in Turkey: Domestic and Foreign Policy - September, 2020

Evolution of Public Perceptions of Coups in Turkey - September, 2020

Turkish-American Relations During the Ak Party Government - September, 2020

Amerika'da 2020 Başkanlık Secimleri (2020 Presidential Elections in the US) - September, 2020

US presidential debate in shadow of COVID-19, Daily Sabah - September 29, 2020

Can US or EU adopt a logical position in Eastern Mediterranean?, Daily Sabah - September 26, 2020

US image in post-pandemic period, Daily Sabah - September 19, 2020

The man in Paris: Ambitious, unreliable failure, Daily Sabah - September 14, 2020

US civil-military relations and Donald Trump, Daily Sabah - September 12, 2020

Compromise or not: Ankara-Greece tension continues, Daily Sabah - September 5, 2020

Farewell to Abe: Change in dynamics in Japan and Asia-Pacific, Daily Sabah - August 31, 2020

A wake up call for Turkey-US relations, Daily Sabah - August 24, 2020

Grave mistake in US foreign policy: Active anti-Turkey attitude, Daily Sabah - August 22, 2020

Is Joe Biden a perfect stranger to Turkey? Guess not!, Daily Sabah - August 17, 2020

Vice presidents, US elections and Biden's chance, Daily Sabah - August 15, 2020

Taiwan: 1st COVID-related fallout in US-China relations, Daily Sabah - August 8, 2020

One election, too many questions, Daily Sabah - August 4, 2020

South China Sea the new center of gravity in global geopolitics, Daily Sabah - July 27, 2020

Russia and China in US elections, Daily Sabah - July 25, 2020

Jaws, COVID-19 and American tragedy, Daily Sabah - July 20, 2020

July 15 and Turkey-US relations, Daily Sabah - July 13, 2020

What happens when wearing a mask becomes a political symbol?, Daily Sabah - July 11, 2020

Russia and US elections: Another hoax, or not?, Daily Sabah - July 4, 2020

US foreign policy after elections: Trump 2.0 or Obama/Biden 3.0?, Daily Sabah - June 30, 2020

A deja vu of debates on American decline?, Daily Sabah - June, 2020

COVID-19 and Floyd riots: Trump's reelection is at risk, Daily Sabah - June, 2020

COVID-19 is not over yet, Daily Sabah - June 22, 2020

Turkey-US cooperation in Libya, Daily Sabah - June 20, 2020

Rivalry of insecure powers, Daily Sabah - June 15, 2020

What's going on between Trump and the US military?, Daily Sabah - June 6, 2020

'I can't breathe,' neither can the world, Daily Sabah - June 1, 2020

The urgent priority for US foreign policy, Daily Sabah - May 30, 2020

If we forget COVID-19 outbreak..., Daily Sabah - May 19, 2020

What went wrong in US?, Daily Sabah - May 16, 2020

US moves toward elections amid COVID-19-induced changes, Daily Sabah - May 12, 2020

Coronavirus and the US presidential elections, Daily Sabah - May 9, 2020

COVID-19 and the dawning of the US-China struggle, Daily Sabah - May 5, 2020

The China issue and upcoming US presidential elections, Daily Sabah - May 2, 2020

Why does Turkey help other nations?, Daily Sabah - May 2, 2020

Trump's Jerusalem Move: Making Sense of US Policy on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict - April, 2020

Turkey's Global Activism and Leadership on Trump's Jerusalem Move - April, 2020

'Money Heist' in the days of coronavirus: Houston, we have a problem!, Daily Sabah - April 25, 2020

Dan Brown, cities and how Turkey is dealing with coronavirus?, Daily Sabah - April 21, 2020

Why is there a debate about WHO today?, Daily Sabah - April 18, 2020

Camus, New York and unending wars of pandemics, Daily Sabah - April 13, 2020

What went so terribly wrong in the US?, Daily Sabah - April 11, 2020

Munch and the Spanish flu: The art of remembering pandemics, Daily Sabah - April 9, 2020

US' virus strategy fails to curb impact, Daily Sabah - April 4, 2020

In post-coronavirus world, nation states doomed to change policies, Daily Sabah - March 30, 2020

World War Z and our novel pandemic, Daily Sabah - March 24, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic worse than we think, Daily Sabah - March 16, 2020

The pandemic that haunts the world, Daily Sabah - March 14, 2020

Moscow gathering: The end of violence?, Daily Sabah - March 6, 2020

Turkey, the West, Russia: Everything depends on Idlib, Daily Sabah - February 29, 2020

Idlib is the test of tests, Daily Sabah - February 10, 2020

'Deal of the Century': More than a failure, Daily Sabah - February 1, 2020

Coronavirus: A reminder to prepare for next outbreak, Daily Sabah - January, 2020

The fear of ghosts and US foreign policy, Daily Sabah - January 17, 2020

With Soleimani dead and Iran vowing revenge, what's next?, Daily Sabah - January 11, 2020

The changer of all games: The killing of Qasem Soleimani, Daily Sabah - January 4, 2020

2019 conflicts will continue to haunt 2020's agenda - January 2, 2020

The Future of U.S.-Turkish Relations, Middle East Policy - October, 2018
Collaborator: Jackson Hannon

Trump'in Bir Yili (First Year of Trump) - October 9, 2018

The Results of June 24, 2018 - August 16, 2018

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Donald Trump, Insight Turkey - July, 2018

Nükleer Anlaşma Sonrası ABD’nin İran Politikası (US Policy on Iran After the JCPOA) - July 3, 2018
Collaborator: HASAN YUCEL

Turkiye'nin ABD Politikasi (Turkey's Policy Towards the US) - June, 2018

Turkey’s Elections 2018 - June 20, 2018

The Coups in Turkey and the July 15th Coup Attempt, July 15th Coup Attempt: What Happened and Why? - December, 2017

US-Turkey Relations Under the Ak Party: An Almanac - November 15, 2017
Collaborators: Serra Diptas; Jackson Hannon

Challenges and Opportunities in Turkish-Israeli Relations - October, 2017
Collaborator: Jackson Hannon

Turkey and US Relations: A Redefinition of Alliances, Alignments and Partnership, Turkey and Transatlantic Relations - September, 2017

Turkish-American Relations in 2016, The Annals of Turkish Foreign Policy - February, 2017

1915 events, shared pain, common future - 2016

2015 and International Security - 2016

A frustrated and disappointed superpower - 2016

A new security understanding for Europe - 2016

A Nobel is not enough for Kilic, AFAD, local communities - 2016

A slippery slope: US-Russian relations - 2016

After 13 years, another March of crises in US-Turkish relations? - 2016

After US elections, focus should turn to what went wrong - 2016

Agreement, arrangement and optimism - 2016

Alliances, alignments, coalitions and partnerships in the Middle East - 2016

American Decline and American Elections - 2016

Ankara attack and YPG connection: Another Bekaa or Qandil in Syria? - 2016

Asia-Pacific in 2016 - 2016

Blair and the Iraq War - 2016

Cessation of hostilities in Syria - 2016

Daesh and PKK attack Turkey again - 2016

Declinism, debate and elections in the US - 2016

Fallujah and beyond: The fight against Daesh in Iraq - 2016

Fight against terrorism takes a new turn - 2016

Forcing Syrians to flee the country is a tactic of the Syrian regime - 2016

From the hood incident to "the picture" - 2016

If Japan is back, it has to do more - 2016

If Murakami was writing about Istanbul - 2016

In Syria, the regime has no limits - 2016

Istanbul and Ankara terror attacks - 2016

It is not against what US is, but what US does - 2016

Lessons from the Istanbul and Jakarta attacks - 2016

Lessons from the Obama administration - 2016

New dissent on Obama's Syria Policy - 2016

Notes for the next administration about Turkey - 2016

Nuclear Security, terrorism and human security - 2016

Obama's Legacy in the Middle East - 2016

Obama's test with is foreign policy record - 2016

One night in Turkey, a century for many in the world - 2016

President Obama and Syria - 2016

Questions about the Geneva process - 2016

Reliability of US as a Partner - 2016

Russia as an unpredictable power - 2016

Russian Enigma - 2016

Russian-Turkish Relations and Conflicted West - 2016

Saramago, Churchill and Brexit - 2016

Surreal coup, real violence, real threat - 2016

Syria agreement - 2016

Syrian Opposition and al-Rai - 2016

Syrian refugees in Canada - 2016

The challenge of the Syrian opposition - 2016

The fight against Death - 2016

The mission of the US president Should he/she accept it... - 2016

The Syrian Regime recognizes no limits: Chemical weapons, barrel bombs and starvation - 2016

The Turkish people said, "Never Again" - 2016

The US and YPG - 2016

This time terror hits the people of Nice - 2016

Three photos of kids in Syria - 2016

Tragedy of Aleppo - 2016

Turkey and Israeli Relations: Not deja vu from the 1990s - 2016

Turkey post-coup attempt - 2016

Turkey, Iran and public opinion - 2016

Turkey-Israel deal an opportunity to resolve region's chronic problems - 2016

Turkish-American relations revisited - 2016

Turkish-Israeli Relations - 2016

Turkish-US relations at Insight Turkey Conference - 2016

UN General Assembly and UN's credibility - 2016

US allies and US image - 2016

US elections and the US's image - 2016

US-Turkish relations and the next administration - 2016

US-Turkish relations and the systemic dimension - 2016

US-Turkish relations and the YPG effect - 2016

Vice President Biden's visit to Turkey - 2016

What if the coup attempt was Successful? - 2016

What is the ‘exit strategy' for US from cooperation with the YPG? - 2016

Who is shaping US policy in Syria? - 2016

World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul - 2016

Yenikapi Consensus - 2016

YPG is a master spoiler in Syria - 2016

YPG threat may be closer than it appears - 2016

Turkish-American Relations and the Next Administration of the US - September, 2016

Tale of Four Augusts: Obama's Syria Policy (Revised and Enlarged Second Edition) - September 01, 2016

Securitizing of Uyghur Question and Its Challenges, Insight Turkey - April, 2016

Turkiye'nin ABD Politikasi (Turkey's Policy Towards the US) - January, 2016

Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Towards an Integration or Out-migration, Orient - January, 2016

US-Turkey Realignment in Syria, Middle East Policy - January, 2016
Collaborator: Kadir Ustun

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Age of Arab Spring, Politics and Foreign Policy in Turkey: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, - December, 2015

A coalition or an early election? - 2015

A potential coalition government and foreign policy - 2015

AFAD and Local NGOs Deserve a Noble Peace Prize - 2015

Amnesty's new report and the situation in Northern Syria - 2015

Another wakeup call for the world to fight against terrorism - 2015

Apology diplomacy and Asia-Pacific - 2015

Can Japan have a new foreign policy? - 2015

China in Syria - 2015

China's war on Ramadan - 2015

Conflict in Yemen and nuclear negotiations - 2015

Debates on Turkey in Moscow - 2015

Does Secretary Kerry's statement signal a policy change in Syria? - 2015

Egypt two years after the coup - 2015

Election Results: Toward an early election? - 2015

False nostalgia about the parliamentary system in Turkey - 2015

Fight against Daesh after 16 months - 2015

Fixing a broken strategy with "solution Assad" - 2015

From "Missiles of October" to missiles of Syria - 2015

Iran deal and its impact on the US and the Middle East - 2015

Iranian Nuclear Deal and Its Impact on US Domestic Politics - 2015

Iranian nuclear deal and US-Israeli Relations - 2015

James Bond, Britney Spears and Sino-UK relations - 2015

Japan after the elections - 2015

Kenan Evren and coups in Turkey - 2015

Lessons from the Syrian Conflict - 2015

Losing the war against terrorism - 2015

Midnight in Paris and the G20 meeting - 2015

Natural disaster as the common enemy of Asia - 2015

Never let a good crisis go to waste - 2015

Obama's 7 year Russia record - 2015

Obama's strategic approach lacks a middle ground between "preemption" and "strategic patience" - 2015

Obama’s strategy lacks middle ground between ‘pre-emption’ and ‘strategic patience’ - 2015

Potential nuclear deal with Iran - 2015

Presidential candidates' responsibility to protect US standing - 2015

Preventive military operations of Turkey against terrorism - 2015

Putin in Cairo, Sissi in Ecstasy - 2015

Red Heat and US-Russian relations - 2015

Refugee Crisis a major test for G20 to avoid being G-Zero - 2015

Refugees and the world - 2015

Risks of Russian actions - 2015

Russia in Syria: A Kadyrov model? - 2015

Russia in Syria: Any relation with Ukraine and Iran? - 2015

Russia in Syria: The dangers of military involvement - 2015

Saving the day and repeating the same mistakes in Egypt - 2015

Saving the day and repeating the same mistakes in Egypt - 2015

Srebrenica and the international system - 2015

Swing votes swing back: One winner and many losers - 2015

Syria after the meetings in Cairo and Moscow - 2015

Syria and Obama's Presidency - 2015

The attacks in KObani and the fight against ISIS - 2015

The Clock and the US - 2015

The elections in Turkey and the HDP - 2015

The end of the goal of building geopolitical equilibrium? - 2015

The future of the crisis between Russia and Turkey - 2015

The interview with Assad - 2015

The massacre in Paris and how to stop another one - 2015

The PKK and the reconciliation process - 2015

The plot against America - 2015

The presidential candidates and the US's image around the world - 2015

The propaganda offensive hurts Russia - 2015

The reliability of the US as an ally - 2015

The risk takers against risk-averse powers of the world - 2015

The statement of condolences and potential reconciliation - 2015

The strategy against ISIS a year after Mosul - 2015

Things we know about elections - 2015

Time to be more realistic about US-Turkey ties - 2015

Tony Blair and debates about the Iraq War - 2015

Turkey and Japan in the Middle East? - 2015

Turkey and the fight against ISIS - 2015

Turkey's future in the region - 2015

Turkey's war on terror and the PKK - 2015

Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar in Syria - 2015

Turkish-American relations once again - 2015

Uighurs as the invisible victims of the international system - 2015

US and the Gulf after Camp David - 2015

US reaction is harder to understand than Russian motivation in Syria - 2015

US role in the world and debates for next president - 2015

US-Russian relations and Syria - 2015

What China and US won't talk about at the summit - 2015

What happens when the world realizes the superpower's foreign policy problem? - 2015

What will voters pay attention to in the early elections? - 2015

Who will apologize to the Syrians? - 2015

Why is Russia trying to escalate the crisis? - 2015

World's pivot to Asia - 2015

Elections in Turkey - October 10, 2015

The Tale of Four Augusts: Obama's Syria Policy - June 01, 2015

Turkey and the US: The Longest Two Years of the Relations - June 01, 2015

Nukleer Mutabakat, Jeopolitik Karmasa (Nuclear Deal and Geopolitical Mess) - April, 2015

Turkey's Syrian Refugees: Toward Integration - April 01, 2015
Collaborator: Kadir Ustun

Sinirlari Asan Kriz: Suriye (The Crisis Without Borders: Syria) - March, 2015

Politics and Foreign Policy in Turkey: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives - February 15, 2015
Collaborators: Kadir Ustun, Co-Editor; Ahmet Tekelioglu, Co-Editor; Array Array

Turk-Amerikan Iliskileri: Taktiksel Ortaliktan Stratejik Muammaya (Turkish-American Relations: From Tactical Convergence to Strategic Ambivalence), Turk Dis Politika Yilligi (Annals of Turkish Foreign Policy- 2014) - January, 2015

'Great Power Brings Great Responsibility': Rwanda Remembered - 2014

2014 was a good year for Assad - 2014

A New Era in Turkish Politics - 2014

America's Standing in the World Before and After Obama - 2014

Assad's trick and his increasing invisibility - 2014

Back to Rocky IV? - 2014

Biden's visit confirms US-Turkey rapprochement - 2014

Blame Turkey’ Frustration of Anonymous US Officials - 2014

Borders and Youth in the Middle East - 2014

Borders and youth in the Middle East - 2014

Can Pictures be Worth a Thousand Words - 2014

Central and Eastern Europe in the Era of Putin. - 2014

Challenging Narratives and Remembering Syria - 2014

Chronicle of a Disaster Foretold - 2014

Do we Need Zombies for the UN to Act?” - 2014

Does ISIS have a Strategy? - 2014

Electing a President and a Political System - 2014

Elections and Foreign Policy.” - 2014

Ethnic Tensions in China and Geopolitics of the Uyghur Question - 2014

India After the Elections - 2014

International Security in 2015: ISIS, diseases and cybersecurity - 2014

Israel and the Region After Israel's Operation Protective Edge - 2014

Kobani and Turkish-American relations - 2014

Kobani and Turkish-American Relations. - 2014

Kobani and Turkish-American Relations. - 2014

Kobani: A City on Fire - 2014

Local Elections and Their Aftermath - 2014

Losing the World While Putting its House in Order: Toward Imagining a US Without the World. - 2014

Mass Sentencing in Egypt: from Tiananmen to Revolutionary Tribunals?” - 2014

Obama and Syria: A Year After Chemical Attacks - 2014

Obama in Asia: Reassuring US Allies as China Keeps a Close Watch - 2014

Obama's ISIS Strategy and Unanswered Questions - 2014

Old habits triggered by fear and obsession - 2014

On the Reconciliation Process - 2014

Operations Against ISIS - 2014

Panic and anxiety in the days of Ebola crisis - 2014

Pope Francis's visit and its significance - 2014

Presidential Elections as the First Step Toward a New System - 2014

Putin and Russia's Dreams - 2014

Recognition of 'Shared Pain' as the First Step - 2014

Russia and Egypt: Déjà vu?” - 2014

Sisi and the Ghost of Rabaa - 2014

Syria as ‘a Wicked Problem’ - 2014

Syria, Ukraine and Historical Analogies - 2014

System Error, Time to Reset - 2014

The day in Syria: Barrel bombs on the displaced people - 2014

The Day’ in Syria: Barrel Bombs on Displaced People - 2014

The Day’ in Syria: Barrel Bombs on Displaced People - 2014

The Election is Over, Long Live the Next Election - 2014

The End of Another Hostage Crisis - 2014

The Future of Democracy in Turkey - 2014

The Future of Democracy in Turkey (II) - 2014

The future of reconciliation process - 2014

The future of Turkish-Greek relations - 2014

The Sustainability of Turkey’s Refugee Burden - 2014

The Ukrainian Crisis as a New Chessboard of Global Geopolitics - 2014

Tolstoy, Putin and Crimea - 2014

Toward the End of Geopolitical Pluralism in Central Asia? - 2014

Turkish Foreign Policy During the Arab Awakening - 2014

Turkish Foreign Policy During the Arab Awakening (II - 2014

Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Era - 2014

Turkish-Japanese Partnership: A Blue Ocean Strategy? - 2014

US Discovers the World Through the World Cup - 2014

What do the UNSC Elections Mean? - 2014

What do UNSC elections mean? - 2014

What do we learn from violence - 2014

What does the Sentencing of Ilham Tohti Mean for Uighurs, China and the International System? - 2014

When the Risks of Inaction are More Than the Potential Dangers of Action - 2014

Why Should We Take Seymour Hersh Seriously - 2014

Why will Things Only Get Worse for the Ethnic Conflicts of China - 2014

“How Some Turks Stopped Worrying About the Polls and Learned to Love...” - 2014

Repression in China and Its Consequences in Xinjiang, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology - October, 2014

Diversionary Foreign Policy in Authoritarian States: The Use of Multiple Diversionary Strategies by Saddam Hussein during the Gulf Wa, Journal of Strategic Security - July, 2014

Obama’nin Ikinci Doneminde Amerikan Dis Politikasi, (US Foreign Policy in Obama’s Second Term - May, 2014

A New Turkish-American Partnership: The Nature of the Partnership in Two Periods of Crisis.” , Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies - April, 2014

Turkey’s 2014 Local Elections - March, 2014

Theorizing the Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy, Insight Turkey - January, 2014

Change and Adaptation in Turkish Foreign Policy - December 01, 2013
Collaborators: Kadir Ustun, Co-Editor; Ahmet Tekelioglu, Co-Editor

Turkiye ve Orta Asya (Turkey and Central Asia in 2012), Turk Dis Politikasi Yilligi (The Annals of Turkish Foreign Policy) - November, 2013

US-Turkish Relations: In Search of a New Paradigm, Mediterranean Quarterly - October, 2013

Turkish-Israeli Reset: Business as Usual?, Middle East Policy - July, 2013

Ending Ceasefires for Political Survival: The Use of Diversionary Strategies by the PKK Leadership - June, 2013

Drivers of Foreign Policy Change in the AK Party Decade - May, 2013

Debates on American Decline, Insight Turkey - April, 2013

Evolution of Turkish-Israeli Relations in the Last Twenty Years: Causes, Actors and Outcomes, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies - January, 2013

US-Turkey Relations in the AK Party Decade - January, 2013

Arab Spring and US-Israel Relations - December, 2012

'War on Terror’ as a Diversionary Strategy: Personifying Minorities as Terrorists in the People’s Republic of China, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs - 2012

America’s Asia-Pacific Strategy and Turkish American Partnership, Insight Turkey - 2012

Continuity of Change in Turkish Foreign Policy Under the JDP Government: The Cases of Bilateral Relations with Israel and Syria, Arab Studies Quarterly - 2012

Secimlerden Sonra ABD’nin Ortadogu Politikasi (The Impact of US Elections to the Middle East Politics of the US) - 2012

US-Turkey Relations: Arab Spring and the Search for Model Partnership - 2012

US Elections: The System and the Political Culture (In Turkish) - November, 2012

The End of American Elections (In Turkish) - November 7, 2012

American Elections after Hurricane Sandy (in Turkish) - October 31, 2012

The Impact of US Elections to the Middle East Politics of the US (In Turkish), Seta Analiz - October, 2012

Syria: A Victim of US Elections (in Turkish) - October 18, 2012

The Stories of Mo Yan - October 15, 2012

The Presidential Debates in US Elections - October 7, 2012

National Security in Presidential Campaigns - October 3, 2012

A New Crisis in Asian Seas - September 23, 2012

The Search for A Second American Century (in Turkish) - September 20, 2012

The Impact of Events in Libya to US Foreign Policy (in Turkish) - September 15, 2012

Mitt Romney and Republican Party (in Turkish) - September 9, 2012

US Strategy in Africa (in Turkish) - September 1, 2012

A New Superpower Race in Asia (in Turkish) - July 28, 2012

US-Turkey Relations: Arab Spring and the Search for Model Partnership , Seta Perspective - May, 2012

Can Arab Spring Reach to Central Asia? - May 26, 2012

Iran and US Elections (in Turkish) - April 24, 2012

The Arab Spring Paranoia of China - April 15, 2012

A New Region for Competition: Africa (in Turkish) - April 5, 2012

Iran Scenarios in the US (in Turkish) - March 17, 2012

The Iranian Question in US-Israeli Relations (in Turkish) - March 17, 2012

Elections in the US (in Turkish) - March 7, 2012

The Foreign Policy of Republicans (in Turkish) - January 20, 2012

The Interviews of Father and Son Assads - December, 2011

Turkish-US relations 2.0? - December, 2011

History, Politics and Foreign Policy in Turkey - November, 2011

Understanding Foreign Policy Change: Changing Foreign Policy of Turkey during the AK Party Government, History, Politics and Foreign Policy in Turkey - November, 2011

US pivot to Asia and Turkey - November, 2011

Longest Two Years of Uyghurs - October, 2011

What has changed in Turkish-Israeli Relations since 1996? - October, 2011

Why the transition in Libya delayed? - September, 2011

The Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Middle East. - July, 2011

Turkey’s Foreign Policy After the Elections, Foreign Policy - June 16, 2011
Collaborator: Nuh Yilmaz

Tarım mumyaları-Çin tezlerini sarsan 3 bin yıllık Dolan güzeli Uygur Türklerinin yeni idolü - February, 2011

The Defenders of the Faith by James Reston, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - December, 2010

Samuel Huntington and Political Science, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - October, 2010

Reading Middle East in the United States, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - April, 2010

AK Party’s Foreign Policy: Is Turkey Turning Away from the West, Insight Turkey - April, 2010

The Grand Turk: The Conqueror of Constantinople by John Freely, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - January, 2010

Winning Turkey: How America, Europe and Turkey Can Review a Fading Partnership by Omer Taspinar, Insight Turkey - January, 2010

Iraq, Turkey and the US , Insight Turkey - 2009

The Kemalism in Turkish Politics: Republican People’s Party’s Nationalism and Secularism by Sinan Ciddi, Middle East Policy - July, 2009

Erol Gungor ve Simdiki Zaman Turk Milliyetciligi (Erol Gungor and Contemporary Turkish Nationalism) - 2008

Kurdish Nationalism and Political Islam in Turkey: Kemalist Identity in Transition by Omer Taspinar, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - 2008

Secular and Islamic Politics in Turkey edited by Umit Cizre, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - October, 2008

Tormented Histories: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey by Umut Ozkirimli, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - August, 2008

Turkish Military and Society, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - August, 2008

The New Turkish Republic by Graham Fuller, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - July, 2008

Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - March, 2008

Violence in the Middle East: From the Political Struggle to Self-Sacrifice by Hamit Bozarslan, International Journal of Middle East Studies - November, 2006

State of Denial: Bush and the Iraq War by Bob Woodward, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - October 20, 2006

An Ottoman Sultan in Lehistan by Halime Dogru, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - October 13, 2006

Islam, Secularism and Nationalism in Modern Turkey by Soner Cagaptay, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - September 29, 2006

Religion, Modernity and Society in Turkey, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - September 4, 2006

Bernard Lewis and the Middle Eastern Studies in the United States, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - August 8, 2006

The Emergence of a New Turkey: Democracy and the AK Party by Hakan Yavuz, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - August 7, 2006

Osman’s Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire by Caroline Finkley, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - July 5, 2006

Manliness by Harvey Mansfield, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - June 6, 2006

Turks in World History by Carther Findley, Kitap Zamani (in Turkish) - May, 2006

Islam in Modern Turkey: An Intellectual Biography of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Kitap Zamani - May 1, 2006

Social Movements and Politics in the Middle East by Asef Bayat, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - March 17, 2006

Religion and Society in Modernization of Ottoman Empire by Esra Yakut, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - March 3, 2006

Serif Mardin’e Armagan by Ahmet Oncu and Orhan Tekelioglu, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - February 2, 2006

Kurdish Nationalism and Political Islam in Turkey by Omer Taspinar, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - January 6, 2006

Turkish Islam and the Secular State: The Gulen Movement edited by M. Hakan Yavuz, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs - 2005

Ethnic Media and Politics: The Case of the Use of the Internet by Uyghur Diaspora, First Monday: Peer Reviewed Journal on the Internet - 2005

Ethnic Conflict in Turkey by Eric Jan Zurcher, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - November 11, 2005

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey by Hakan Yavuz, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - October 21, 2005

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, Radikal Kitap (in Turkish) - September 9, 2005

Ph D, Political Science, Syracuse University

CERT, Civil Society and NGO, Syracuse University

CERT, Conflict Resolution , Syracuse University

CERT, Middle Eastern Studies, Syracuse University

MA, Political Science, Syracuse University

MA, International Affairs, Marquette University

BS, International Relations, Middle East Technical University