Meliha Benli Altunışık is a professor at the Department of International Relations at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University in 1988-89 and was a resident Fulbright Scholar in the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC from January to June 2003.

She is the author of Turkey: Challenges of Continuity and Change with Ö. Tür (Routledge/Curzon, 2005) and The South Caucasus: Security, Energy and Europeanization, co-edited with O. Tanrısever (Routledge, 2018). She also published a number of academic articles in journals such as Arab Studies Quarterly; Insight Turkey; Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies; Journal of Historical Sociology; Mediterranean Politics; Middle Eastern Studies; New Perspectives on Turkey; Security Dialogue; Uluslararası İlişkiler.

She has taught courses on Middle East in World Affairs, Contemporary Issues in the Middle East and Political Economy of International Oil, International Organizations.

B.A. at Ankara University; M.A. at Middle East Technical University; Ph.D. at Boston University

Turkish (mother tongue), Arabic (intermediary)

Countries of Expertise:
Turkey, Middle East

Issues of Expertise:
International Relations of the Middle East, Turkey’s Foreign Policy, Middle East Regional Politics, Regional Powers, Foreign Policy Analysis, Rentier States.

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